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Good News Network

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 26, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Humane Living, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The Good News Network is full of inspiring stories of people doing big and small good things for other people, animals, and the earth. More

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Epic

by Chris Wedge

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 20, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Science, Videos/Movies

In “Epic” (102 min) (ages 7 and up) MK (Mary Katherine) goes to visit her father, who is obsessed with finding tiny people he believes inhabit the forest near his house. When MK is shrunk… More

Pro-Hero and Anti-Bullying Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 30, 2014 | Filed under Education, Global Issues Guides, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on pro-hero & anti-bullying issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. More

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Here’s What One Teacher Did to Address Bullying & Cliques in His Class

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 21, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

The person who created the whole “…words will never hurt me” adage was sorely mistaken. As millions of children know every day, words (and actions) hurt. The incidence of bullying in schools (and out) is… More

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11 Resources for Highlighting Heroes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on October 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

October is Anti-Bullying Month, and schools around the country will be putting special focus on bullying behaviors. Preventing bullying is an admirable goal, but as Hero Construction Company founder Matt Herndon said, “If we attack… More

Restoring Our Faith in Humanity

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on October 15, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

There were many comments about my recent essay at Care2.com, “We can (and should) care about both people and animals.” Sadly, many of them were deeply misanthropic. I can understand how some people come to… More

Matt Langdon: Ditching Anti-Bullying Programs to Build Pro-Hero Schools

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 21, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Why does Matt Langdon, founder of the Hero Construction Company, cringe every time he sees an anti-bullying sign in a school? Why does he think anti-bullying programs should be ditched in favor of cultivating heroes?… More

Is Gaming the Answer to Our Global Problems?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 6, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Watch this TED talk about gaming as a solution to our problems: As a non-gamer, this TED talk raised many questions for me: Will gamers like real-world solutionary games as much as Warcraft? Is the… More

We Need Pro-Hero Schools Instead of Anti-Bully Schools

Written by blogger | 9 Comments | Published on January 30, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

This post is by guest blogger, Matt Langdon. Matt is the founder of The Hero Construction Company, which helps teach kids about the heroes within them and how to help their heroic selves thrive.  … More