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I Am a Humane Educator: Ivy, Mandy, and Liat

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Last year Ivy and Liat, students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, connected with Mandy Schmidt, an IHE M.Ed. student, to develop a humane education summer camp for students in Hefei, China. Ivy (Chang)… More

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Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens

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

by Marsha Rakestraw Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning of the year significantly influences the rest of the year. Especially for new teachers, there… More

Respect My Rights

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 30, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

A project of Amnesty International, Respect My Rights is an interactive website that offers users information and insights into the connection between poverty and human rights. Through the scenarios of considering what constitutes housing and… More

Everyday Feminism

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 30, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, College/Adult, Health, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Everyday Feminism is a feminist digital media site. Their mission “is to help people heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization through applied intersectional feminism.” They say: “We aim to shift… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Download an App for a Better World

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on August 27, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw With the proliferation of products, information, and global challenges, we need more tools to help us in our quests to become conscientious citizens and engaged changemakers. Fortunately, websites and smartphone apps focused… More

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8th Grade Superzero

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 26, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Due to an unfortunate incident at the beginning of school, Reggie is determined to keep a low profile. But when his church youth group gets involved in helping people who are homeless at a local… More

Resilience

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on August 23, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

The goal of Resilience, which is a project of the Post Carbon Institute, is “building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges.” The website is a collection of stories, resources, and news from… More

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Resources for Teaching and Learning About Climate Change Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 3 Comments | Published on August 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent the most time yet talking about climate change and emphasized that “[N]o challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat… More

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9 Resources for Finding Changemaking Jobs

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 6, 2015 | 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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I Am a Humane Educator: Glenn Kendall

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.Ed. grad Glenn Kendall is a National Park Service retiree. He has also had a long career working with youth. He was a founding board member of the Unity Charter School, which had the… More