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I Am a Humane Educator: Lee Anne Chapman

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 23, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Lee Anne Chapman is a 2014 IHE graduate certificate grad. She says, “An optimistic activist, vegan for over 20 years, I have a passion for learning better ways of doing things and personal development.” Lee… More

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IHE’s Graduate Program Changed Our Lives – It Will Change Yours, Too

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have been blessed with at least a few positive life-changing experiences. Mine have included getting married at 18 (and still being married more than 30 years later to my… 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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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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Why We Need Humane Education: We Need More Nature

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 10, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Here are three major truths we know about nature: 1. It’s really good for us. Numerous studies demonstrate the many benefits of kids being out in the natural world, including this recent… More

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What Solutionary Learning Can Look Like: 4 Stories

Written by Zoe Weil | 2 Comments | Published on March 3, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil Transforming our educational system won’t be easy, but I believe that it is the most important and strategic path toward creating more just, peaceful, and sustainable societies populated by healthy, happy, successful… More

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Educating a Generation of Solutionaries

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 25, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by  Zoe Weil The consequences of continuing to pursue our current educational path include more disengaged children, more demoralized teachers, and the likely escalation of grave global challenges because young people will graduate ill… More

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We Must Develop Truly Solutionary Solutions

Written by Zoe Weil | 2 Comments | Published on February 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil If you conduct a web search for “kid heroes” you’ll discover wonderful children doing great things. It is inspiring to read their stories, learn about their generosity, and know that kindness and… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Stacy Hoult-Saros

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 15, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

Stacy Hoult-Saros was raised on a small farm in Illinois. She says, “Though I have moved around a lot since then, I never lost my connection with animals and nature.” A graduate of IHE’s graduate… More

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Becoming a Solutionary Thinker Means Becoming a Systems Thinker

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Zoe Weil Because life in our world – both ecological and societal – is dependent upon interconnected systems, to be a solutionary it is also essential to become a systems thinker, able to identify… More