Help Students Learn About Making Those Who Are Invisible Visible
A student walking down the hallway spills his drink and keeps walking, never thinking about the janitor who will have…
Resources for Helping Students Fact-Check News and Other Sources
by Marsha Rakestraw Is that news story about the health impacts of chocolate true? Are those claims about immigrants made…
Exploring the Hidden Costs and Influences of Ads
by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us think that we’re not that influenced by ads. We’ve developed our brand loyalty over…
Teaching Students What to Say When We Bump Up Against People’s Opposing Views
by Marsha Rakestraw “Even if I find an opinion downright abhorrent, I keep asking more questions to gain better insight…
Using Math and Algebra to Teach Students About Pet Overpopulation
by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us love our nonhuman family members, and worldwide, dogs and cats are some of the…
Podcasts for Teaching About Racial Justice Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw Where did the concept of whiteness come from (and when)? How does our current US culture affect…
Resources for Teaching How Black Lives Matter at School
by Marsha Rakestraw News headlines remind us daily that racial injustice and violence and discrimination against Black people (and other…
Help Students Build Character and Empathy With Positive Values Jars
by Marsha Rakestraw A friend recently told me about one of her family member’s visiting and repeatedly commenting that my…
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…