Help Students (and Others) Draw Better Conclusions With the Ladder of Inference
by Marsha Rakestraw and Barbara Fiore We all make assumptions and draw conclusions. And often not positive (or correct) ones.…
9 Blog Posts for Exploring Race and Racial Justice Issues in Your Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke about a lot of issues. He spoke out against the Vietnam War.…
6 Resources for Finding Meaningful Solutions to Global Challenges
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s true that the world is facing numerous grave challenges. And we’re exposed to many of them…
6 Videos for Teaching Students About Tech Bias and Influence
by Marsha Rakestraw Technology is not neutral. And while we’re increasingly learning about (and addressing) the pervasive influence of fake…
8 Inspiring Posts for Developing Meaningful Habits (and a Bonus)
by Marsha Rakestraw I keep a journal. (Not very consistently.) It’s mainly to help me remember major life events. When…
15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2017
by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities…
15 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2017
Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers…
10 Tools to Help You Find More Ethical Products
by Marsha Rakestraw From the time we arise in the morning until we fall asleep, we participate in a continuous…
You’re Judging People By That Bag They’re Carrying
by Marsha Rakestraw Every day we make split-second assumptions about others, often without being aware we’re doing it. We may…
7 Sites to Increase Your DIY IQ
by Marsha Rakestraw The DIY (do it yourself) movement has awakened from its decades-long hibernation and, thanks to economics, more…
4 Short Videos Highlighting the Power of One
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we as individuals don’t have the power…
Tips to Simplify Your Holidays for a More Memorable, Meaningful Season
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s the holiday season. Which of these better describes your state of mind: Joyous, meaningful, balanced? Or,…