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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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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World

by Garth Sundem

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 4, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Resources, Social Studies/History

It’s easy for kids to look around and see great adults doing great things, but how can kids use their skills to make change? Garth Sundem has put together a collection of 30 stories, chronicling… More

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Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protest

by Anna Branford

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 22, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Violet and Rose love spending time together underneath their favorite oak tree in Clover Park. Together they explore nature and share secrets, enjoying the quiet peacefulness that the natural world has to offer. One day… 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: 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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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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Positive, Practical Action

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

Last September saw hundreds of thousands of people around the world take action to address climate change via the People’s Climate March, including more than 300,000 people marching in New York City. The last couple… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Chained”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw and Lauren Allison In the book “Chained” by Lynne Kelley (2012), in order to help his sick sister and to protect his mother from an abusive employer, Hastin gets a job as… More

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Featured Resource: “The Milk of Birds”

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

by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In “The Milk of Birds” by Sylvia Whitman (363 pgs), K.C. is a young American girl struggling to find her place and to deal with her learning disability. Nawra… 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