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…
19 Lists of Children’s Picture Books for Your Humane Education Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw Children’s books are a terrific tool for sharing positive values, teaching students (in age-appropriate ways) about global…
5 Minute Changemaker: Stop Using Balloons
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans love balloons. We use them for decorations and gifts. We twist them into shapes. We…
8 Tips to Make it Easier to Speak Up
by Marsha Rakestraw The world is hurting. And our human actions – whether intentional choice, uninformed action, or as a…
Words Can Hurt: Activities About the Power of Words
by Marsha Rakestraw Whoever created that whole “Sticks and stones … but words will never hurt me.” idiom didn’t know…
6 Resources for Getting Stuff You Need Free or Cheap and Without Hurting Others
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans are starting to catch on to the truth that a bunch of stuff not only…