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Haciendo Conexiones, Creando Soluciones

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 16, 2016 | Filed under College/Adult, Communication, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Spanish

Esta actividad ayuda a los estudiantes a pensar en cómo estamos todos conectados y de que manera nuestras acciones impactan a otros y al medio ambiente, e motiva a los estudiantes a aprender más acerca… 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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Resources for Self-Care for Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We become humane educators and changemakers because we’re passionate about creating a just, humane world for all beings. Because of our work we daily encounter stories of cruelty and injustice. And we… 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: Kristina Hulvershorn

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

IHE M.Ed. graduate Kristina Hulvershorn started her career as a teacher. Now she works in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the Youth Program Director for Peace Learning Center and as the Indianapolis Program Manager for HEART. Kristina… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Caroline Bucholz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on March 26, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

  Caroline Bucholz, who earned her IHE graduate certificate in 2014, spent her first 14 years in Canada and has now settled in Walled Lake, Michigan, where she works as a toddler 1 lead teacher… More

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Zoe Weil’s New Book Calls for An Education Revolution

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 24, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

How can we create a just, healthy, and humane world? What is the path to developing sustainable energy, food, transportation, production, and other systems? What’s the best strategy to end poverty and ensure that everyone… More

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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Helped Shape Our History … and Our Future!

by Kate Schatz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 22, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Rad American Women A-Z” (64 pgs, grades 3 and up) offers a brief glimpse of American women who have helped shape our history and future. The book gives a short, one page biography of each… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Jessie Huart Sullivan

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 17, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Jessie Huart Sullivan is an IHE M.Ed. graduate, a humane educator, a writer, a manager at a non-profit pet adoption center, an activist, a mom to a happy and beautiful eight-month-old daughter, and a dog… More

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14 Picture Books About Women Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 12, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There is no shortage of examples of how sexism continues to pervade our society. One recent example is this video of women actors reading casting call character descriptions (most of which are… More