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Why You Should Use These Images to Inspire Climate Change Action

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 13, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw While images of polar bears clinging to bits of ice or of widespread deforestation might motivate those of us who are biophiliacs, many people find them uninspiring. Images can influence and… More

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Becoming a Solutionary Thinker Means Becoming a Systems Thinker

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil Because life in our world – both ecological and societal – is dependent upon interconnected systems, to be a solutionary it is also essential to become a systems thinker, able to identify… More

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Humane Education Activity: Whale’s Stomach

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 8, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw A recent report notes that by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in our world’s oceans. And in the last few months there have been multiple reports of whales dying… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Chalk One Up for the Animals

Written by Mark Hawthorne | No Comments | Published on February 6, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

This interview was originally published on Striking at the Roots. Reposted with permission. by Mark Hawthorne Like many of us, animal activist James DeAlto always wanted to do something more. So he recently began chalking… More

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Teacher Suspended for Showing Students Footage of Animal Abuse: What Should Have Happened Instead

Written by Zoe Weil | 3 Comments | Published on February 4, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

This blog post was originally published on Common Dreams. Reposted here under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. by Zoe Weil Michael Fields, a science teacher in the Au Gres school system in Arenac County,… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Karen Patterson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 1, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. graduate Karen Patterson works as the director of humane education for the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she built their humane education program from scratch. Karen spent 10… More

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Tips for Teaching a Vegan Cooking Class

Written by Sherry Gilkin | No Comments | Published on January 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Sherry Gilkin When I graduated from the Institute for Humane Education’s M.Ed. program, I knew that I wanted to work with adults and thought that facilitating a vegan cooking class would be a great… More

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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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11 Children’s Picture Books That Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Just as we like to pretend that we live in a post-racial society, many of us want to avoid talking about sexism, stereotypes, and gender inequities. After all, women are CEOs and… More

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What to Do When We See Animal Cruelty on Social Media

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We share a lot of our lives on social media. Who knew that people would want to document their cruelty to animals as well? Especially lately, there have been numerous instances of… More