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Why We Need Humane Education: Our Expectations of Students Matter

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Numerous studies have shown that when educators expect more of their students, they get more; and the reverse is also true. Our expectations of our students come through in our language, our behavior, and in… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Lauren Allison

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

Lauren Allison, who earned her M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Humane Education, teaches middle school English at a school in Porter, Indiana. She discovered humane education while looking for options to complete… More

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Children Will Inherit the Earth, Here’s How We Can Make Sure They’re Prepared

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

For today’s blog post, we wanted to share a recent post IHE president Zoe Weil wrote for One Green Planet, a website dedicated to ethical choices. Here’s an excerpt from “Children Will Inherit the Earth,… More

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Embracing Our Heartbreak to Find Our Solutionary Paths

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 16, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Part of the purpose and joy of humane education is in helping others find their path as solutionaries. Often we ask people passionate about creating a better world to reflect on questions like these to… More

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To Fight Poverty, We Must First See It Clearly

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on October 29, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

I recently attended the day-long Healthy Peninsula Early Childhood Conference in Blue Hill, Maine. The topic for this year’s conference was “The Poverty Hurdle,” and the workshop presenter was Dr. Donna Beegle, a remarkable woman… More

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Inspiring Youth to Be Solutionaries

Written by Zoe Weil | 4 Comments | Published on October 22, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

As I was preparing to give my keynote address at the Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future conference on Sept. 21, I looked for some recent examples of young solutionaries who are addressing… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Each Kindness

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“Ms. Albert had brought a big bowl into class and filled it with water. We all gathered around her desk and watched her drop a small stone into it. Tiny waves rippled out, away from… More

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The Kindness Quilt

by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 9, 2013 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Humane Living, Resources

When Minna’s teacher, Mrs. Bloom, reads the Aesop’s Fable about a mouse and lion being kind to each other, the class is inspired to create a Kindness Project. When Minna presents her project — a… More