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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings

by Margarita Engle

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 24, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Enchanted Air” (192 pgs, grades 5-10) is a memoir told through beautiful poetry. It chronicles the first 14 years of Margarita Engle’s life as she learns about the hardships that can come from having two… More

The Choices Program

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 22, 2016 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

A program of Brown University, The Choices Program creates “curricula on current and historical international issues and offer professional development for educators.” While much of what they offer includes a fee, their Teaching With the… More

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Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 5 Comments | Published on May 9, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha  Rakestraw “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been a humane educator or changemaker for any length of time, you’ve probably heard those words frequently. You may even have said them yourself. We… More

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Community Outreach Crew Helps Nuture Student Changemakers

Written by Betsy Farrell-Messenger | No Comments | Published on May 7, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Betsy Farrell-Messenger The way schooling is designed today can be challenging for youth, with competing priorities such as testing, sports, homework, and extra-curricular activities — all of which create different stresses. Students are… More

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Become a Global Citizen (video)

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

“… the world’s future depends on global citizens.” Globally, news stories and conversations abound about keeping certain kinds of people (refugees, immigrants, people with beliefs we fear) out of “our” borders. We hear talk of… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Simple Questions to Ask Ourselves Before We Buy

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

by Marsha Rakestraw Despite the rise of minimalism and conscious consumerism and the possibility of “peak stuff,” we humans still buy a lot. Grist recently reported on a new study in the Journal of Industrial… More

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Transforming Our Food System: An Interview With Bruce Friedrich of The Good Food Institute

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on April 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil One of the core principles of humane education is focusing on transforming our systems so that they’re more restorative, just, and humane for all. Our food system has far-reaching effects on people,… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lee Anne Chapman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Lee Anne Chapman is a 2014 IHE graduate certificate grad. She says, “An optimistic activist, vegan for over 20 years, I have a passion for learning better ways of doing things and personal development.” Lee… More

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IHE’s Graduate Program Changed Our Lives – It Will Change Yours, Too

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

by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have been blessed with at least a few positive life-changing experiences. Mine have included getting married at 18 (and still being married more than 30 years later to my… More

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Introducing Elementary Teachers to Humane Education

Written by Elizabeth Crawford | 3 Comments | Published on April 14, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D. with Claire Roehl, M.Ed. Speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden declared: “For me, being a teacher isn’t just what I do — it’s who… More