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What’s New Wednesday for 9-28-16: Humane Ed-Related News to Know

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 28, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and positive solutions. Here’s some news to know for this week:   According to a NY… More

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Resources for Reflecting on Anger and Activism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 15, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There’s a popular axiom: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!” Anger tends to be a frequent companion of activists and changemakers. When we learn about suffering, injustice, and destruction, we… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Molly Volanth Hall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 12, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

  IHE M.Ed. graduate Molly Volanth Hall grew up in an urban neighborhood in the Boston area. Graduating from the University of Massachusetts-Boston with a degree in English and a minor in history, where she… More

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The Essential Elements of Humane Education

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on September 8, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil One of the signs of a good educator is dedication to lifelong research and truth; critical and creative thinking; and the discovery of new ideas, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches. If a teacher… More

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Resources for Making and Finding More Meaningful, Ethical Work

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 5, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw One of my favorite questions to ask people is what they’d do with their time if money were not an issue. There are a range of responses focused on fun, relaxation, and… More

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Practices for Cultivating Compassionate Communication Skills

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 4 Comments | Published on August 29, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Sometimes I have a dream in which I run door-to-door in my neighborhood. I bang on the door until someone answers, and then I grab them by the shirt and scream at… More

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10 Habits of Highly Effective Advocates

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 22, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw When I was a new activist in my late teens, I yelled at people. I used unkind language. I tried to shame them and argue them into changing their behaviors. I had… More

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Podcasts for Humane Educators and Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

Podcasts have become wildly popular. We can find one on nearly every topic, and new podcasts launch every week. We listen to them when we run, on our commutes, while we’re waiting in line. And… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Anne Ward

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on August 15, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad Anne Ward lives on the Dog River in Berlin, Vermont. She says, “Most of my career so far has been spent in animal welfare and sheltering. Recent years have seen a slow… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Break the Habit of Mindless Habituation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw You know how you’re lying in bed listening to the urban surf outside, and pretty soon you don’t even notice it? Or how we all ignore car alarms? Or how our eyes… More