Why We Need Humane Education: Kids (and Adults) Can’t Tell Real From Fake News
by Marsha Rakestraw I get a lot of my initial news from social media. But as a humane educator, I’ve…
Why We Need Humane Education: People Are Reluctant to Talk About Climate Change
by Marsha Rakestraw A new study by Yale University and George Mason University reveals that while a majority of Americans…
5 Things (Social) Science Tells Us to Do When Talking About Climate Change
by Marsha Rakestraw Call it climate change, global warming, climate catastrophe, or the impending apocalypse, we’ve seen that it’s rampaging…
Don’t Fall Into the Changemaker Trap That Makes People Resist Positive Change
by Marsha Rakestraw Awhile back I had dinner with some new non-vegan friends and colleagues. I was the only vegan…
9 Tips for Maximizing Your Changemaker Impact on Facebook
by Marsha Rakestraw Social media is a powerful tool for social change, but to be effective it requires frequent time,…
Why We Need Humane Education: Emotional Intelligence Requires an Ethical Center
by Marsha Rakestraw As more schools recognize the importance of helping students master their emotional skills, as well as their…
Why We Need Humane Education: Study Says Species Disappearing at 1,000 Times Greater Than Before
Finding accurate numbers about rates of species extinction has been difficult, in part because we still don’t know how many…
Gay-Straight Alliances Improve School Culture, Help Prevent Suicide
According to a new study published in the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (h/t to Alternet), Canadian…
Why We Need Humane Education: Because Shiny Objects Can Cause Us to Alter Our Values
I have a confession. I’ve knowingly been contributing to the genocide of orangutans and the destruction of the rainforest. I’ve…
Having Trouble Inspiring Positive Change? Maybe You’re Not Speaking the Right Language
Image courtesy Sacca/Flickr. Tell me about the personal economic benefits of weatherizing my home or of driving less, and I’m…
Why We Need Humane Education: Study Shows Kids Influence Adult Environmental Choices
Does humane education work? Does it change attitudes and behaviors and nurture more solutionaries? Where’s the evidence? Many of us…
Why We Need Humane Education: Research Shows Having More Money, Power Makes People Less Humane
In our current society, we need a certain amount of money to be able to live with adequate food, shelter,…