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How Well Are You Spending the Jellybeans of Your Life?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 14, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the humane education activities we use to help students and changemakers think more deeply about their passions, goals and choices is to ask them to imagine that they’re very old, approaching the ends… More

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Activities on Environmental Protection, Reawakening Wonder

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

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14 Picture Books for Exploring Eco-Friendly Actions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

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7 Tips for Paying Attention to What We’re Paying Attention To

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset said, “Tell me to what you pay attention, and I will tell you who you are.” As 21st-century citizens, we have a lot competing for our attention. What we… More

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Animal Sentience, Emotions and Intelligence: Our Newest Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In 2012 an international group of prominent scientists signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which asserts that many species of nonhuman animals are conscious and aware, some to the degree that humans are. Recently Scientific… More

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8 Videos Exploring Empathy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and love. Let us know what you think by commenting.) Empathy is a key component of… More

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“Thinking Snack Time”: Help Kids Tackle Trash

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How to integrate humane education into the curriculum may not always be immediately obvious, but as teachers, you have other, countless opportunities throughout the day to bring the humane lens to your students. Teacher and… More

Empathy Library

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 2, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Humane Education, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Resources, Websites

Founded by Roman Krznaric the Empathy Library seeks to “spark a global empathy revolution” through a collection of recommended books and films (including children’s works) focused in some way on empathy. Citizens can become members… More

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6 Ways to Create More Space in Our Overtasked Lives

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We want to do more to help create a better world, but we’re just so busy. How can we squeeze in anything else when we already don’t have enough time, and our lives are filled… More

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6 Sources for Positive News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Part of my job at IHE involves skimming news sources to keep updated on global ethical issues. Some days can be especially challenging, when the headlines are filled with cruelty, suffering, injustice and destruction. Especially… More