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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

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I Am a Humane Educator: Karen Patterson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 1, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. graduate Karen Patterson works as the director of humane education for the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she built their humane education program from scratch. Karen spent 10… More

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Tips for Teaching a Vegan Cooking Class

Written by Sherry Gilkin | No Comments | Published on January 30, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Sherry Gilkin When I graduated from the Institute for Humane Education’s M.Ed. program, I knew that I wanted to work with adults and thought that facilitating a vegan cooking class would be a great… More

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Resources for Integrating Social Justice Into Your Classroom

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on January 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy, today, it’s important to remember that, with global challenges growing and violence, injustice, cruelty and destruction flourishing, it’s vital that we address… More

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Solutionary Congress Helps Kids Become Solutionaries for a Better World

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

by Marsha Rakestraw What happens when students focus their learning and passions on real-world problems and on developing positive solutions? They can change the world. The Solutionary Congress idea was created by IHE president Zoe… More

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A Solutionary Spin on Character Education

Written by Megan Pincus Kajitani | 2 Comments | Published on January 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Megan Pincus Kajitani When my kids’ Montessori teacher asked me last fall to teach a character education curriculum to their K-3 class, I enthusiastically accepted. As a humane educator, I see character building… More

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15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 31, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2016 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities for people to experience humane education and become changemakers and solutionaries. We’re always curious about… More

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12 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2015

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 28, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

  Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers in our online Resource Center. We offer more than 125 humane education activities for… More

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Share Your Humane Education Lesson Plan

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 7, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE’s online Resource Center offers activities and lesson plans that integrate comprehensive humane education (human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship, media, consumerism, culture and changemaking) into a variety of subjects and grade levels. (See our… More

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I Am a Humane Educator: Rosana Ng

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 5 Comments | Published on October 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection, Humane Education in Action

IHE M.Ed. student Rosana Ng was born and raised in Hong Kong and lived for several years in Toronto, Canada. She spent many years in the clothing business, traveling extensively. For her, life was about… More