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5 Minute Changemaker: Cultivating Gratitude

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Like many other skills, gratitude can be cultivated through attention, effort, and practice. Studies show that gratitude has a variety of benefits, including helping us be happier, healthier, and more compassionate toward… More

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Tips for Happier, More Humane Gift-Giving

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 3, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw This time of year the news is full of headlines about record sales, various shopping frenzies (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.), and an even earlier start on holiday buying. Juxtaposed with the… More

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Humane Education Lesson Plan: Growing Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 8, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

IHE M.Ed. student Rachel Filtz created this fun, visual, interactive activity, which can be used with teachers or students to help them reflect on their journey and impact as humane educators (or changemakers) and to… More

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Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens

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

by Marsha Rakestraw Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning of the year significantly influences the rest of the year. Especially for new teachers, there… More

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Beyond Carnism

by Melanie Joy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on July 20, 2015 | Filed under Animal Protection, College/Adult, Food & Diet, High School, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Videos/Movies

“Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against our core values, and which enables a global atrocity that can make even the most… More

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What My Love Affair with Peanut Butter Cups and CNN Taught Me

Written by Shannon Finch | 2 Comments | Published on April 20, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Shannon Finch The other day, while engrossed in work, I ate an entire bag of brand name Peanut Butter Cups. Yep, it’s true. The photo doesn’t even show all the evidence. Is it any… More

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Beating the “Backfire Effect”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw It seems like common sense that when we learn that previously-believed information is false – when we receive new facts that contradict what we previously thought — then we’ll change our beliefs… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Beyond Carnism”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on February 23, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day we engage in a behavior that requires us to distort our thoughts, numb our feelings, and act against our core values, and which enables a global atrocity that can make… More

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Resources for Raising Compassionate Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Raising thriving, kind children who take delight in making choices that help people, animals, and the earth is a joy. But in today’s world, with a culture steeped in violence and consumerism, it’s also a… More

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Fostering Kindness, Graduating Solutionaries: An Interview with Zoe Weil

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on December 18, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

How can we foster kinder, more humane behavior? What does it mean to be kind if your choices cause others to suffer? Where should students’ brain space go? IHE president Zoe Weil addresses these issues… More