#FridayFeature: 4 Books About Transgender Youth
by Marsha Rakestraw Not only do people who are transgender have to deal with bullying, violence, and bigotry, but young…
Which Laptops and Smartphones Are Most Repairable? Find Out With the New Rethink IT Guide
by Marsha Rakestraw Because I want to minimize my footprint on the Earth and others, I try to make the…
#FridayFeature: 5 Children’s Picture Books Celebrating Identity
by Marsha Rakestraw Even we adults struggle with our identity, so imagine how challenging it is for children, in a…
Resources for Teaching About Human Population and Overpopulation Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw This month, our world population hits (and then quickly surpasses) 7.6 billion humans. And while it can…
Resources for Teaching About Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice
by Marsha Rakestraw (Almost) every being on Earth shares a common need for clean air, water, and shelter. But we…
Report Shows Renewed Support for Humane Education
by Marsha Rakestraw Before people can enact positive change, they must know that change is needed, and that it’s possible.…
Evolving Toward Conscientious Language With Ethical Language Style Guides
by Marsha Rakestraw As we strive to become a more just and inclusive world, there is backlash against what has…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Not “Staying Busy”
by Marsha Rakestraw Several years ago I saw a commercial, the gist of which was that if we don’t add…
Help Students Think Critically About Health Claims
by Marsha Rakestraw In April hundreds of thousands of people around the world took part in the March for Science,…
Treehuggers: Children’s Picture Books Honoring Trees
by Marsha Rakestraw Trees are mythical, magical and mysterious. We depend upon them for everything from the air we breathe…
Use the “5 Whys” to Get to the Root of the Problem
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans like to solve problems. But we also like to do it quickly and with minimal…
10 Tips for Helping End Child Labor
by Marsha Rakestraw First posted June 10, 2010. Updated June 1, 2017. “The change starts within each one of us,…