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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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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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Solutionary Congress Helps Kids Become Solutionaries for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw What happens when students focus their learning and passions on real-world problems and on developing positive solutions? They can change the world. The Solutionary Congress idea was created by IHE president Zoe… More

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A Solutionary Spin on Character Education

Written by Megan Pincus Kajitani | 2 Comments | Published on January 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Megan Pincus Kajitani When my kids’ Montessori teacher asked me last fall to teach a character education curriculum to their K-3 class, I enthusiastically accepted. As a humane educator, I see character building… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Kelle Kersten

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. grad Kelle Kersten has more than 20 years experience as an organic farmer/gardener. Currently Kelle lives and gardens veganically with her husband at their vegan homestead, Ahimsa Village, in the mountains of central… More

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15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities for people to experience humane education and become changemakers and solutionaries. We’re always curious about… More

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The World Needs Solutionaries – Help Us Educate More of Them

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil The world needs solutionaries—people who have the knowledge and skills to create a more just, humane, and sustainable planet. As fellow humane educators and changemakers, you know that our future depends on… More

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12 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2015

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

  Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers in our online Resource Center. We offer more than 125 humane education activities for… More

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Be the Campfire, Not the Forest Fire

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 24, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Zoe Weil There’s a metaphor I like to use when talking to fellow activists and changemakers. I ask them to imagine two fires. The first is a campfire in an opening in the… More

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Caring When Caring Hurts

Written by Shannon Finch | No Comments | Published on December 21, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Shannon Finch I admit it, I am sensitive. As a child, people thought my sensitivity was cute. As I got older, my sensitivity often exasperated my family. People teased; it wasn’t malicious, but… More