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I Am a Humane Educator: Glenn Kendall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.Ed. grad Glenn Kendall is a National Park Service retiree. He has also had a long career working with youth. He was a founding board member of the Unity Charter School, which had the… More

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Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America

by Libby Spears and George Clooney

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 19, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“There is no economy that needs to be built on the suffering of children.” ~ from the film When we think of the sex trade, we mostly think about women in “foreign” countries – non-Westernized… More

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The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 7, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “The Red Pencil” (309 pgs), Amira Bright is a young girl living in South Darfur with her mother, Muma, her father, Dando, and her little sister, Leila. Amira knows little of the devastation perpetrated… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Guantanamo Boy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 6, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “Guantanamo Boy” by Anna Perera (2011, grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan to visit family after a… More

Global Citizen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 29, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Global Citizen is an only community that offers “stories and actions that make a difference from the most effective organisations. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will… More

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Guantanamo Boy

by Anna Perera

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 14, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Guantanamo Boy” (grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan to visit family after a funeral, Khalid’s world is turned upside down. Not only does… More

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6 Publishers That Might Be Looking for Your Humane Education Book

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Writing is a powerful medium for social change. Words can be incredibly influential. A number of humane educators turn to writing to educate and inspire others. But finding a publisher that shares… More

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The True Price of Nail Polish

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Like many girls, when I was younger I used nail polish (even though I preferred sports and tank tops to dolls and dresses). I wanted boys to think I was pretty, and… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Felice Clyne-Davis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 1, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Felice Clyne-Davis, a fifth grade gifted and talented teacher in New York City, has been a public school teacher for 24 years. Felice regularly infuses humane education into her teaching. She says: “I am proud… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Boys Without Names”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 28, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “Boys Without Names” by Kashmira Sheth (2010, grades 5-9, 305 pgs), Gopal’s family has hit hard times in their village in rural India. Good weather brought good crops,… More