Humane Educator’s Toolbox: The Critical Media Project
It’s no secret that young people in the U.S. spend an inordinate amount of time engaging with various kinds of…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: ProCon.org Helps Critical Thinking About Global Ethical Issues
Recently the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, endorsed the website ProCon.org “for its use in critical thinking…
Web Spotlight: Understanding Prejudice
As much as we want to believe otherwise, prejudice is still a significant element of society. And many of us…
Resources for Teaching About Human Trafficking
On January 11, high school teacher Shelley Wright’s students each wore a barcode to school. Their goal? To “represent that…
Humane Educators’ Toolbox: Zinn Education Project
If you teach any form of U.S. history or social studies, run to your computer now, look up the Zinn…
Compassionate U: Toward a New Definition of Compassion
Today we have more information available to us than ever before. Knowledge that once took a very long time…
What’s Your Ecological Footprint?
By now you’ve probably come across any number of footprint calculators and quizzes, from water to carbon to your foodprint.…
WebSpotlight: Brighter Green: A Wonderful Resource for Educators & Activists
Check out Brighter Green. Brighter Green is “a non-profit action tank that works to transform public policy and dialogue on…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Products of Slavery
It’s bad enough learning that the products you’ve purchased have probably been produced in sweatshops. But, a large number of…
Enhance Your Students’ Critical Thinking (& Your Own) With ProCon.org
Many educators are seeking strategies for helping their students think more deeply, critically and broadly about the challenging issues of…
How Does Your Neighborhood Score for Walkability and Public Transit?
When you step outside your door, is it an easy amble, bike or bus to all the basic amenities your…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Just How Much Energy Are Your Gadgets Using?
Just how much energy, money and gas do all those gadgets and appliances you have use? GE has a nifty…