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We Must Shift the Purpose of Schooling

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on January 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil In the United States the current purpose of schooling (2016) is expressed in the mission statement at the U.S. Department of Education website: to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness… More

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Transforming Education is Key to Creating a Better World

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on January 21, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil I believe that it’s possible to create a just, healthy, and humane world; to develop sustainable energy, food, transportation, production, construction, and other systems; to end poverty; and to ensure that everyone… More

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Resources for Integrating Social Justice Into Your Classroom

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy, today, it’s important to remember that, with global challenges growing and violence, injustice, cruelty and destruction flourishing, it’s vital that we address… More

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Solutionary Congress Helps Kids Become Solutionaries for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw What happens when students focus their learning and passions on real-world problems and on developing positive solutions? They can change the world. The Solutionary Congress idea was created by IHE president Zoe… More

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A Solutionary Spin on Character Education

Written by Megan Pincus Kajitani | 2 Comments | Published on January 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Megan Pincus Kajitani When my kids’ Montessori teacher asked me last fall to teach a character education curriculum to their K-3 class, I enthusiastically accepted. As a humane educator, I see character building… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Islamophobia

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw The latest statistics from the FBI note that reported hate crimes have decreased from the previous year. But there are still a lot of hate crimes. And according to the Council on… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Create an Online Petition

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 2, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Every day on my Facebook feed and email inbox I see calls for signing petitions. Online petitions are becoming a popular advocacy tool, and sites such as Change.org, MoveOn, Care2 and Avaaz… More

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15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities for people to experience humane education and become changemakers and solutionaries. We’re always curious about… More

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The World Needs Solutionaries – Help Us Educate More of Them

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil The world needs solutionaries—people who have the knowledge and skills to create a more just, humane, and sustainable planet. As fellow humane educators and changemakers, you know that our future depends on… More

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Caminar

by Skila Brown

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 29, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Caminar” (193 pgs) is the story of a young boy named Carlos growing up in Chopán, Guatemala. The story begins in 1981, as the army and rebel forces are traveling through the area around Chopán…. More