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Fostering Kindness, Graduating Solutionaries: An Interview with Zoe Weil

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How can we foster kinder, more humane behavior? What does it mean to be kind if your choices cause others to suffer? Where should students’ brain space go? IHE president Zoe Weil addresses these issues… More

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12 Children’s Picture Books about Human Rights Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 15, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Every human being has rights. From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, each of us – woman, child, and man – has certain rights that… More

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Humane Education Activity: Making Connections, Creating Solutions

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 11, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How are a plastic bag, a shell, and some sea water connected? In her lesson plan Making Connections, Creating Solutions, IHE M.Ed. student and classroom teacher Betsy Farrell-Messenger uses objects such as a plastic bag,… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Pierce Delahunt

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

Pierce Delahunt, New Yorker and IHE M.Ed. student, developed a passion for revolutionary education that grew from his own education experiences. Now the director of community outreach for IHE’s Solutionary School NYC and staff for… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Digging Deeper Than Food Drives and “Poor People”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Winter holidays are one of the times our hands and hearts turn to helping those who are “less fortunate.” Homelessness and poverty for students is at an all-time high. In homes and schools, there are… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “101 Changemakers”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 4, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

The editors of “101 Changemakers” have created an accessible and useful book to help  “share empowering history and ideas with our children.” As they say, “Children do learn in school about a handful of advocates… More

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Staying Current, Lessening the Despair

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | No Comments | Published on December 3, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

What if when we listened to or read the news, we heard stories about people creating humane, practical solutions to the urgent problems of the world? What if the feelings of helplessness and despair were… More

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Gratitude and Thanksgiving from IHE Staff

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

Gratitude is such an important part of humane education and changemaking. Since today is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., we on the IHE staff wanted to share with you what we’re thankful for. And… More

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Deciding When Enough is Enough

Written by Shawn Sweeney | 1 Comment | Published on November 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In September I had the great honor of helping plan the student observance for the annual International Day of Peace at the United Nations. I am a co-chair of the NGO Committee for the International… More

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Softening Eyes, Softening Hearts with Humane Education

Written by Lexie Greer | 2 Comments | Published on November 19, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In 2010, my 11th year in the classroom, I was struggling with my career as a public school teacher.  I felt deflated, disillusioned, and lost in an overwhelming sea of confusion and fear. State budget… More