6 Strategies to Help You Succeed in Creating a Better Life and a Better World
by Marsha Rakestraw One of the most frequently spoken words around the new year (besides “party” and “drinking,” perhaps) is…
6 Online Games to Help Students Think Critically About Accurate and False News
by Marsha Rakestraw In the last week I’ve come across headlines telling me that a woman and her children being…
7 Resources for Helping Students Choose a Global Challenge to Address
by Marsha Rakestraw Research and observation show that students want real-world learning that is meaningful to their lives and interests.…
Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude and Attention With Naikan
by Marsha Rakestraw Do a little thought exercise with me… Think of someone close to you — a friend, family…
The Joy of Generosity: 19 Children’s Picture Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Every holiday season there’s a bizarre conflicting focus on acquiring and sharing, getting and giving. Help bring…
Exploring the Impacts of Our Consumer Choices [lesson plans]
by Marsha Rakestraw Jack Frost nipping at our noses. Silver bells ringing. Chestnuts roasting. Credit cards groaning. Retailers giggling with…
5 Short Videos for Teaching Students About What It Means to Be Transgender
by Marsha Rakestraw In a recent memo, the Trump administration has argued for US government agencies to adopt an “explicit…
14 Resources for Highlighting Heroes
by Marsha Rakestraw October is Anti-Bullying Month, and many schools around the country are putting special focus on bullying behaviors.…
Tips for a More Compassionate, Earth-friendly, Healthy Halloween
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the National Retail Federation, people in the US are planning to spend about $9 billion…
17 Resources for Teaching About Food Waste
by Marsha Rakestraw “Every day, we’re teaching kids that food is trash.” ~ Jonathan Bloom Our school food systems in…
13 Must-Read IHE Blog Posts for Solutionary Educators
by Marsha Rakestraw We know that as educators your time is precious, and that you strive to balance the tension…
9 Strategies for Cultivating Empathy and Compassion in Your Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw To create a just, compassionate, sustainable world for all – and to help our students become solutionaries…