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Under the Influence: Our New Social Psychology Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

As humane educators and changemakers it’s important that we understand what motivates and drives people and what inspires or prevents them from forming new habits and making certain choices. It’s also essential that we know… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Jenna Bardroff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 2, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.A. graduate student Jenna Bardroff lives in Gainesville, Florida, and works as the executive director of Kids ROCK-Reation and manager of Gainesville Rock Gym. She says that she could be labeled as a lot… More

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A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“We must appreciate that these are not private matters; these are not cultural matters; these are crimes against human beings.” ~ Melanne Verveer, executive director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University The… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Gypsy Wulff

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 18, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Teaching has been a part of Gypsy Wulff’s life for almost four decades. An alum of IHE’s online courses, Gypsy, who lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, has worked in primary schools, trained teachers, and has… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Changing Systems Through Design

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us make the choices we do because we’re trying to do the right thing – we want to do the most good and least harm for people, nonhuman animals, and… More

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Grandfather Gandhi

by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 4, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Resources, Social Studies/History

“I’d never live up to the Mahatma. I’d never be at peace.” When Arun and his family visit Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, Arun struggles to find peace and to fit in. An incident on the… More

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The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps

by Jeanette Winter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 4, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

When Jane was young she loved to watch “all the animals in her world, big and small.” Eventually her passion and persistence led her to Tanzania, where she studied chimpanzees and revolutionized how people see… More

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14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth to become their best selves and to realize their role as committed citizens and compassionate… More

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A Boy and a Jaguar

by Alan Rabinowitz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Communication, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Resources, Science

“Alone in the forest with the animals, I am at home.” Alan feels broken. He stutters … except when he talks to animals, like the jaguar at the Bronx Zoo. It makes Alan sad to… More

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Math, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

“I will build electric wind.” William had a thirsty mind that soaked up knowledge and spurred him to ask questions. When a drought has left him hungry and unable to go to school, William goes… More