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Do Your Students See Themselves (and Others) in Your Classroom?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 28, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

When school resumes this fall, “black, Latino, Asian, and Native American students will together make up a narrow majority of the nation’s public school students,” according to the latest figures from the National Center for… More

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Resources for Teaching and Talking About Ferguson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 25, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

As students and teachers head back to school, many of them are focused on what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The tragic killing of Michael Brown by a police offer and the subsequent protests have catalyzed… More

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Looking Beyond Gender Stereotypes

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 28, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Not too long ago, a couple of essays appeared in Slate and New York Magazine castigating mothers of girls for complaining about the “pinkification” of girl stuff, citing it as an example of girl blaming…. More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Enrich Experience With Serial Testimony

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 31, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Learning is often much more powerful and meaningful when we’re able to make a personal connection. “Serial testimony” is a useful technique that helps students use their personal experiences as a springboard for making deeper… More

Foundation for Critical Thinking

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 6, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Resources, Websites

This organization focuses on the importance of teaching and learning critical thinking skills to help us all become better citizens and problem solvers. The site includes suggested resources, professional development opportunities for educators, tips for… More

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13 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2013

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 30, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Happy New Year! 2014 promises to be a year full of hope, positive change, and even more people embracing humane education. We’re always curious about which of our blog posts our readers find the most… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: 5 Useful Questions to Ask Students and Citizens

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 25, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Whether we’re in the classroom or our community, as humane educators it can be very tempting to respond to questions with immediate (and sometimes lengthy and not very empowering or inspiring) answers. We’re passionate about… More

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3 Tips for Teaching About “Controversial” Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 28, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

“I could never teach about animal protection issues.” “Parents would freak out if my students explored human trafficking or climate change.” “Talk about same-sex families with young students? Are you kidding?!” There’s nothing wrong with… More

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Reach Middle and High School Students With Humane Lessons

Written by Karen M. Jones | No Comments | Published on July 30, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

With the early registration discount expiring in two days, we’re offering a sneak peek at the programming for our humane education conference, Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future. In her recent blog post, Kristina Hulvershorn, HEART Indianapolis… More

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Join Peers, Teach Peace

Written by Karen M. Jones | No Comments | Published on July 17, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

In a post titled “How will the conference promote a more peaceful future?” Ali Berman, humane educator with HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) and senior editor for Ecorazzi.com, explains what teachers can look forward to… More