Articles and Interviews

A sampling of articles by Zoe:

Read Zoe’s Psychology Today’s column “Becoming a Solutionary

Learning to ORIENT Ourselves to Address Global Challenges” Psychology Today, February 2019

Imagine Educating a Generation of Solutionaries” Heinemann Publishing, May 2016

How to Teach for a Better World” Education Week, April 13, 2016

From Good Works to Good Ideas: Educating the #SolutionaryGeneration” Common Dreams, February 16, 2016

What is Humane Education and how can it save the world?” Animals Asia, September 1, 2015

Creating a Better World Through Education; Creating a Better Education Through The World” Our Hen House, January 6, 2015.

How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers, Edutopia, June 10, 2014

“Why Are We Testing Students Before We Teach Them?”  Care2.com, May 28, 2013

“It’s Not About You: Tips on Widening Your Perspective for a Better Life and World,” Care2.com, April 6, 2013

“Be the Campfire, Not the Forest Fire,” ZoeWeil.com, December 24, 2012

“Savor and Save: The Key to Being a Lifelong Changemaker,” One Green Planet, July 30, 2012

“An Open Thank You Letter to Teachers,” Common Dreams, June 15, 2012

“Creating a Generation of Solutionaries,” Educational Horizons Magazine, April-May 2012

“Teaching: The Most Noble Profession,” Common Dreams, March 4, 2011

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2016:

Imagine Educating a Generation of Solutionaries” Heinemann Publishing, May 2016

How to Teach for a Better World” Education Week, April 13, 2016

Empathy + Thinking = Wise Action” Common Dreams, April 12, 2016

Civil discourse leads to positive change: Insults do not” March 9, 2016, Resilience

Civil discourse leads to positive change: Insults do not” March 7, 2016, Common Dreams

From Good Works to Good Ideas: Educating the #SolutionaryGeneration” Common Dreams, February 16, 2016

Teacher Suspended for Showing Students Footage of Animal Abuse: What Should Have Happened Instead” January 29, 2016, Common Dreams

 

2015:

An Education in Solutions Thinking, Metta Center for Nonviolence Podcast, September 8, 2015

What is Humane Education and how can it save the world?” Animals Asia, September 1, 2015

Creating a Better World Through Education; Creating a Better Education Through The World” Our Hen House, January 6, 2015

How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers, Edutopia, June 10, 2014

“Why Are We Testing Students Before We Teach Them?”  Care2.com, May 28, 2013

“It’s Not About You: Tips on Widening Your Perspective for a Better Life and World,” Care2.com, April 6, 2013

 

2014:

“The MOGO Principle for a Peaceful, Sustainable, and Humane World” published in Circle of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice edited by Will Tuttle, January 2014.

Zoe Weil, Co-Founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education” radio interview, The Many Shades of Green, December 3, 2014.

“Imagine Educating a Generation of Solutionaries” published in Imagine it Better: Visions of What School Might Be edited by Luke Reynolds, August 2014.

Creating a World of Solutionaries and Changemakers” Hope Ferdowsian, November 29, 2014.

Connections: Cultural Awareness in Education” WXXI, November 25, 2014.

Mainer plans school in New York City where students can become ‘solutionaries’” Portland Press Herald, September 24, 2014

Episode 148: Back to School, Week 2” The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, September 14, 2014.

How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers, Edutopia, June 10, 2014

Changing the world, one student at a time” Go Teach, March/April 2014.

Episode 127: Getting (Humanely) Educated” The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, April 14, 2014.

How to Extend Our Circle of Compassion” Care2.com, April 1, 2014.

Humane Education – Zoe Weil & Natalie Houghton” Freedom of Species, March 18, 2014.

Teaching animal appreciation a pathway to character” Character Education Partnership, March 14, 2014

Farm Animals Take Center Stage in Zoe Weil’s New TED Talk” Free From Harm, March 12, 2014.

Humane Education – Zoe Weil” Hawaii Public Radio, March 10, 2014.

Zoe Weil Australian Speaking Tour in February + Interview” Viva La Vegan! January 22, 2014.

2013:

4 Ways to Cultivate a Sense of Wonder (And Why it’s Important)” Care2.com, November 29, 2013

“What’s Wrong with Education in the U.S.?” Care2.com, November 13, 2013

It’s Time to Re-Imagine Schooling.” Journal of Maine Education, September 2013

“Are Humans Naturally Peaceful or Violent?” Care2.com, July 8, 2013

“Why Love a Leech?” Care2.com, June 25, 2013

“What it Means to Be a Good Parent,” Care2.com, June 19, 2013

“Why Are We Testing Students Before We Teach Them?” Care2.com, May 28, 2013

“A Letter to High School Seniors: Don’t Accept College Rejections,” Care2.com, April 29, 2013

“It’s Not About You: Tips on Widening Your Perspective for a Better Life and World,” Care2.com, April 6, 2013

“Which is More Likely to Get Past Airport Security? A Real Hamburger or a Fake One?” Care2.com, March 28, 2013

“Does Our Short Attention Span Prevent Us From Deep Thinking?” Care2.com, March 21, 2013

“Take a Risk and Become Who You Were Meant to Be.” Care2.com, March 14, 2013

“4 Ways to Overcome Despair.” Care2.com, March 7, 2013

“A Guide to Pursuing Meaningful Education Reform.” Care2.com, March 6, 2013

“What is a Solutionary and How Can I Be One?” Care2.com, February 12, 2013

“Believe and Never Give Up.” Care2.com, January 19, 2013

“What Can We Do When Children Cannot Imagine a Better World?” Care2.com, January 6, 2013

2012:

“Let’s Be the Best FOR the World, Not IN the World.” Care2.com, November 29, 2012

“That Warm, Fuzzy Feeling You Get When You Help Someone in Need.” Care2.com, November 20, 2012

“The Right Alchemy for Doing Good.” One Green Planet, October 26, 2012

“We Can (and Should) Care About Both People and Animals.” Care2.com, October 7, 2012

“Get the Facts Right, Even When It Hurts.” Care2.com, October 1, 2012

“Since Other Animals Are Predators, Why Shouldn’t We Eat Animals?”  Care2.com, September 12, 2012

“Teaching: The Most Noble Profession.” Care2.com, August 31, 2012

“Considering the Ethics of Fishing.” Care2.com, August 22, 2012

“High Heels, Media Literacy, and Reclaiming the Freedom to Choose.” Care2.com, August 6, 2012

“Savor and Save: The Key to Being a Lifelong Changemaker.” One Green Planet, July 30, 2012

“Top 5 Ways Humane Education Can Save the World.” Care2.com, July 27, 2012

“Solutionary Education Reform.” Character Education Partnership, July 3, 2012

“An Open Thank You Letter to Teachers.” Common Dreams, June 15, 2012

“Does Helping One Lead to Helping Many?” Care2.com, June 14, 2012

“The Politics of Food: Freedom of Choice Freedom to Impose Costs on Others.” One Green Planet, May 21, 2012

“Star Trek, William Shatner and a Humane World for All.” Care2.com, May 10, 2012

“The Solution to Every Problem That Impacts People, Animals and the Planet.” One Green Planet, April 26, 2012

“Curiosity and Care: The Core Necessity for Learning.” Care2.com, April 23, 2012

“50 Words You Should NOT Say on a Standardized Test.” Common Dreams, April 13, 2012

“Creating a Generation of Solutionaries.” Educational Horizons Magazine, April-May 2012

“The Solutionaries: Education for a Better World.” Independent School Magazine, Spring 2012

“Hold the Straw…and Other Tips for a Humane and Sustainable Life.” One Green Planet, March 30, 2012

“Mike Daisey’s Fabrications Must Not Make Us Apathetic or Cynical.” Care2.com, March 20, 2012

“The Power of “Kony 2012″ and What It Means for Our Future.” One Green Planet, March 12, 2012

“Humane Education Helps Prepare Students Better.” One Green Planet, March 8, 2012

“How Finland’s Education System Succeeds, and America’s is at War.” Care2.com, February 29, 2012

“What is Humanity’s Essential Nature? That’s the Wrong Question.” One Green Planet, February 23, 2012

“How to Help Our Children Make the World a Better Place.” Care2.com, February 18, 2012

“I’m An Educator, So Don’t Believe Me.” Care2.com, February 17, 2012

“Politicians’ Failures of Generosity.” Common Dreams, January 30, 2012

“The Depth of Animal Emotions.” Care2.com, January 26, 2012

“The Power of Humane Education.” Care2.com, January 23, 2012

“3 Tips for Helping Raise Kids to Serve.” One Green Planet, January 19, 2012

“A Prison Without Bars Reminds Us We Can Change Entrenched Systems.” Care2.com, January 19, 2012

“An Eigth-Grader’s Letter to Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook.” Care2.com, January 18, 2012

2011:

“Beyond the Starfish: Creating Systemic, Lasting Change in the New Year.” Care2.com, December 30, 2011

“Localization v. Globalization: A False Dichotomy.” CommonDreams.org, December 6, 2011

“The True Price of Bottled Water.” One Green Planet, November 8, 2011

“Nonhuman and Human Animals: More Similarities Than Differences.” Care2.com, November 7, 2011

“Don’t Wait for Supermen: Foster Solutionaries.” Common Dreams, October 29, 2011

“Occupy Yourself: Action is the Antidote to Despair.” Care2.com, October 18, 2011

“Earth’s Best Friend is a Changemaker.” Care2.com, October 3, 2011

“Making MOGO (most good) Choices: The True Price of a T-shirt.” One Green Planet, September 30, 2011

“Stretching Our Minds to Include the Whole World.” Care2.com, September 28, 2011

“The Ethical Dilemma Inherent in the Weekday Vegetarian Plan.” Care2.com, September 20, 2011

“Exposing the Impact of Our Choices on Nonhuman Animals.” Care2.com, September 19, 2011

“iSchool: Why There’s No Technological Fix to Ailing Education.” Common Dreams, September 16, 2011

“Returning to School: Education for a Liveable Planet.” Common Dreams, September 4, 2011

“Making MOGO (most good) Choices: The True Price of a Cheeseburger.” One Green Planet, August 25, 2011

“Teaching: The Greatest Responsibility and Opportunity.” Common Dreams, August 24, 2011

“What the Teachers Are Themselves.” Care2.com, August 15, 2011

“Making Our Children More Humane.” Care2.com, August 3, 2011

“Including Everyone in Our Circle of Compassion.” One Green Planet, June 23, 2011

“To Solve the Education Crisis We Must Refute Faulty Assumptions.” Common Dreams, June 17, 2011

“The Hope That Lies at the Root of Humane Education.” Care2.com, June 14, 2011

“No Controversy Allowed! On Getting Kicked Out of a Middle School.” Common Dreams.org, June 3, 2011

“Doing the Most Good and the Least Harm.” One Green Planet, May 26, 2011

“I Married a Vivisector: Challenging Assumptions.” Care2.com, May 10, 2011

“Including Animals in Our Circle of Concern.” Common Dreams, April 29, 2011

“The World Becomes What You Teach.” Education Revolution, Spring/Summer 2011
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“Want Better Schools? Exalt Great Teachers.” Common Dreams, March 24, 2011

“Teaching: The Most Noble Profession.” Common Dreams, March 4, 2011

“The World Becomes What We Teach.” Common Dreams, February 19, 2011

 

Recent Interviews with Zoe Weil

2016:

How to Make the World A Better Place, Blog Talk Radio interview with Andrew Kirschner, May 17, 2016

Sustainable Education Part: 1, Sea Change Radio, April 14, 2016

Sustainable Education: Part 2, Sea Change Radio, April 20, 2016

MetroFocus interview on NYC PBS affiliate, WNET, April 14, 2016

“The World Becomes What We Teach,” with Mark Sutton, co-host of the Dr. Don Show, March 4, 2016
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

5 Questions for Zoe Weil, ”Emergence Magazine Winter, 2015/2016 pgs.. 36-39

 

2015:

IWM: Zoe Weil, Borden Communications, October 27, 2015

Zoe Weil: on education and empathy, Woman Changemaker, October 8, 2015

An Education in Solutions Thinking, Metta Center for Nonviolence Podcast, September 8, 2015

PYP 112: Zoe Weil on Raising a Generation of Solutionaries, Plant Yourself Podcast, July 21, 2015

4 Ways Parents Can Empower Kids to Make A Difference, Tocboca.com, July 7, 2015

Fish Smarts: Why Fish Are More Than Just Streams of Protein, Psychology Today, July 5, 2015

Big problems require bigger “Solutionaries”: How a red t-shirt and a big vision can shift the purpose of schooling, Edumodels, June 19, 2015

The World Becomes What We Teach, AERO conference interview, May 24, 2015

Rethinking Education, Interview with Zoe Weil, Love Maine Radio, May 5, 2015

Zoe Weil Receives Honorary Degree from Valparaiso University, Valpo Life, May 6, 2015

Episode #30, Our Hen House TV, March 16, 2015

2014:

How the Way You Spend Your Money Affects Animals, Girlie Girl Army, March 20, 2014

Getting (Humanely) Educated.” The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, Defender Radio, April 14, 2014.

Farm Animals Take Center Stage in New TED Talk.” Free From Harm, March 12, 2014

Humane Education Interview. Moms Clean Air Force, February 10, 2014

Raising Humane Kids. Nurture in Nature Australia, February 1, 2014

Australia Speaking Tour. Viva La Vegan! January 22, 2014

Community and Education Interview Series: An Interview with Zoe Weil. AERO, January 3, 2014

2013:

Education Innovator Zoe Weil in Pensacola to Discuss Creating ‘Solutionaries‘.” WUWF, December 6, 2013

Discover how to live a humane and sustainable life with Zoe Weil.” BeyondWords Presents, November 6, 2013

Zoe Weil on Humane Education and Imagination. Creativity in Play on blogtalkradio, Sepember 4, 2013

Creating a Humane, Just, and Sustainable World Through Education. Planting the Seeds of Change, June, 24, 2013

Humane Education interview. Freedom of Species, March 18, 2013

The Food Revolution Summit. April 27, 2013

2012:

Most Good Least Harm interview.  Tranquility du Jour, November 25, 2012

All Things Vegan radio interview. KPOV in Bend, Oregon, August 14, 2012

“The Heart of Education: A Discussion with Zoe Weil.” Forbes, April 25, 2012

2011:

“Zoe Weil Talks About Empathy and Humane Education.” Culture of Empathy Project, April 2011

“Conversations with Maine: Zoe Weil.” MPBN, March 31, 2011

“Zoe Weil.” Maine Magazine, January/February 2011

2010 & Older:

“Interview Series #17: Zoe Weil.” Kiss Me, I’m Vegan, September 30, 2010

“Interview with Zoe Weil.” Ahimsa Mama, September 28, 2010

“The World Becomes What You Teach.” Animal Rights & AntiOppression, August 12, 2010

“Transforming People Through Humane Education.” Striking at the Roots, August 8, 2010

Our Hen House podcast interview. Our Hen House, August 7, 2010

Animal Voices Radio interview. CFRO 102.7 FM in Vancouver, B.C. January 15, 2010

“Learn MOGO for a Better World and a Meaningful Life” interview. KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon. November 25, 2009

A sampling of interviews with Zoe:

The Heart of Education: A Discussion with Zoe Weil” by Michael Tobias in Forbes, Apri 25, 2012

Zoe Weil was named one of “50 Mainers Leading by Example” in Maine Magazine’s, July 2017

These Groundbreakers Are Shaking the World Up Their Own Way,” Good Housekeeping, June 16, 2017

No estamos abordando los principales problemas mundiales,” Tiching Blog, March 23, 2017

Why We Should All Have a Humane Education, My Home Planet, March 21, 2017

The Sunny Chayes Show, UBN Radio, January 11, 2017

How to Make the World A Better Place, Blog Talk Radio interview with Andrew Kirschner, May 17, 2016

Sustainable Education Part: 1, Sea Change Radio, April 14, 2016

Sustainable Education: Part 2, Sea Change Radio, April 20, 2016

MetroFocus interview on NYC PBS affiliate, WNET, April 14, 2016

5 Questions for Zoe Weil,” Emergence Magazine Winter, 2015/2016 pgs. 36-39

IWM: Zoe Weil, Borden Communications, October 27, 2015

Zoe Weil: on education and empathy, Woman Changemaker, October 8, 2015

An Education in Solutions Thinking, Metta Center for Nonviolence Podcast, September 8, 2015

PYP 112: Zoe Weil on Raising a Generation of Solutionaries, Plant Yourself Podcast, July 21, 2015

4 Ways Parents Can Empower Kids to Make A Difference, Tocboca.com, July 7, 2015

Fish Smarts: Why Fish Are More Than Just Streams of Protein, Psychology Today, July 5, 2015

Big problems require bigger “Solutionaries”: How a red t-shirt and a big vision can shift the purpose of schooling, Edumodels, June 19, 2015

The World Becomes What We Teach, AERO conference interview, May 24, 2015

Rethinking Education, Interview with Zoe Weil, Love Maine Radio, May 5, 2015

Zoe Weil Receives Honorary Degree from Valparaiso University, Valpo Life, May 6, 2015

Episode #30, Our Hen House TV, March 16, 2015

How the Way You Spend Your Money Affects Animals, Girlie Girl Army, March 20, 2014