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How Well Are You Spending the Jellybeans of Your Life?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 14, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

One of the humane education activities we use to help students and changemakers think more deeply about their passions, goals and choices is to ask them to imagine that they’re very old, approaching the ends… More

Conservation Magazine

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 25, 2014 | Filed under Environmental Protection, Magazines, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Websites

Conservation is a science magazine that explores environmental issues and solutions for our world. Topics include energy, global warming, health, nature, technology and culture. Many stories are freely available on the website. More

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Writing Effective Letters: A Checklist for Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 20, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For March, in honor of Words Matter Week (March 2-8), we’re posting about the power of language. Let us know what you think by commenting.) I… More

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7 Tips for Paying Attention to What We’re Paying Attention To

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset said, “Tell me to what you pay attention, and I will tell you who you are.” As 21st-century citizens, we have a lot competing for our attention. What we… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: SHINEing a Humane Education Light in India

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

For the past four years, through her SHINE (Salem Humane Institute for Nature and Ethics) program in Salem, Tamil Nadu, in southern India, Shanthalakshmi Duarisamy has been offering humane education programs and workshops for students… More

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Changemaking 101: The Power of Effective Petitions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 6, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For March, in honor of Words Matter Week (March 2-8), we’re posting about the power of language. Let us know what you think by commenting.)  … More

Youth Service America

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 27, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Youth Service America (YSA) works with youth, schools and communities to help young people become empowered changemakers for a better world. YSA offers grants and other awards, resources and toolkits for service projects and community… More

ViewChange.org

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 27, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Food & Diet, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

ViewChange.org “brings together powerful, evidence-based videos that demonstrate progress in global development.” Videos featured include “documentaries, news reports, and viewer-generated films of varying length and style.” Videos are organized into topics such as health, water… More

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“Thinking Snack Time”: Help Kids Tackle Trash

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How to integrate humane education into the curriculum may not always be immediately obvious, but as teachers, you have other, countless opportunities throughout the day to bring the humane lens to your students. Teacher and… More

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6 Sources for Positive News

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Part of my job at IHE involves skimming news sources to keep updated on global ethical issues. Some days can be especially challenging, when the headlines are filled with cruelty, suffering, injustice and destruction. Especially… More