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George

by Alex Gino

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on October 12, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

George was born a boy, but she knows she is a girl. And when no one is around, she calls herself Melissa and reads magazines about clothes and makeup. These magazines are hidden, as are… More

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Humane Education Lesson Plan: Growing Changemakers

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

IHE M.Ed. student Rachel Filtz created this fun, visual, interactive activity, which can be used with teachers or students to help them reflect on their journey and impact as humane educators (or changemakers) and to… More

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Be a Better Solutionary: Sign Up for One of IHE’s Online Courses This Fall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on September 15, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Between recent unimaginable tragedies and stories of hope the world is ripe for positive change. Embrace the power and possibility in this transition to fall and sign up for one of our online courses. Gain… More

Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Greater Good in Action

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 18, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Like any good habit, cultivating strengths such as empathy, forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude takes practice. And it often helps to have a little guidance. Our friends at the Greater Good Science Center (in partnership with… More

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Softening Eyes, Softening Hearts with Humane Education

Written by Lexie Greer | 2 Comments | Published on November 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In 2010, my 11th year in the classroom, I was struggling with my career as a public school teacher.  I felt deflated, disillusioned, and lost in an overwhelming sea of confusion and fear. State budget… More

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Help Create the Change You Want to See: Sign Up for an IHE Online Course This Fall

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

Between recent unimaginable tragedies and stories of hope the world is ripe for positive change. Embrace the power and possibility in this transition to fall and sign up for one of our online courses. Grow… More

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4 Tips to Help Us Make Those Ethical Changes We’re Struggling With

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We want our lives to reflect our deepest values. We know the harmful impacts of some of our choices. We fully acknowledge the benefits of certain actions, and yet we struggle. We struggle to make… More

Growing Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 2, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Arts, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Elementary, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

Through this activity students will gain insight into their own lives, and will be able to connect how their past and who they are as individuals today will help guide them to become changemakers. Through… More

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In Trying to Do Good, Have You Lost Sight of the Bigger Picture?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 23, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Browse bookshelves and blogs and you’ll find stories of people striving toward extraordinary goals: zero waste, plastic-free, gender-neutral, a level 5 vegan, no products made in China. Reducing the harm we cause is an important… More

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One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

by Robert Maurer

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 11, 2014 | Filed under Books, Humane Living, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources

As humane educators and committed citizens, we know the importance of working for both personal and systemic change; one won’t work without the other. But all the demands and distractions on our time, the challenges… More