How to Maintain Hope and What to Do When Hope Eludes Us
by Zoe Weil I am generally able to maintain a fairly hopeful disposition, no matter what the news. But sometimes,…
Do We Really Know What We’re Talking About? Tips to Help Us Verify Facts and Understand Perspectives
by Zoe Weil Sometimes, I really don’t know what I’m talking about. Like everyone, I have opinions about all sorts…
Building Empathy and Critical Thinking: A Lesson About Animals
by Zoe Weil A few years ago at our Summer Residency for educators at the Institute for Humane Education, teacher…
Let’s Support Emerging Young Solutionaries
by Zoe Weil Students in the US are regularly participating in drills to learn how to reduce their risk of…
Making Real Change Happen
by Zoe Weil I read the following quote from Senator Bernie Sanders in the January 2018 issue of The Sun…
Changing Systems Will Change Mindsets
by Zoe Weil I became a humane educator more than 30 years ago, teaching about interconnected human rights, environmental, and…
Solutionary Education: What the World Needs Right Now
The Solutionary Program is a win for students, a win for schools and teachers, and a win for their communities and for societies that need their good ideas put into practice.
Maintaining Hope Amidst Atrocity: The Humane Educator’s Paradox
by Zoe Weil It’s painful to learn about the terrible injustices and cruelties in the world. Sometimes, the more we…
Celebrating 21 Years of Humane Education Transformation
by Zoe Weil Twenty-one years ago this month, I co-founded the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) with my friend and…
For Your Must-Read List: “Drawdown” Is Full of Hope, Meaningful Solutions for Addressing Climate Change
by Zoe Weil The Institute for Humane Education’s graduate programs with Valparaiso University include five core courses: 1. Introduction to…
Why I Feel Hopeful Despite Trump’s Decision on the Paris Climate Accord
by Zoe Weil Two important things happened on June 1 that aren’t directly, but are symbolically, related: 1.    President Trump…
Use This Tool to Help You Think More Critically About Your Beliefs
by Zoe Weil Especially in today’s world, most of us know how important it is to think critically; and most…