Learning to ORIENT Ourselves to Address Global Challenges
by Zoe Weil IHE President Zoe Weil wrote an essay that was published in Psychology Today. Here’s an excerpt from…
Teaching About Gillette’s Call for Men to Be Their Best … And the Backlash
by Zoe Weil Gillette’s new ad, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” has quickly gone viral, eliciting a storm…
Defining Your Purpose as a Teacher
by Zoe Weil At the beginning of the teachers’ workshops I lead, I often facilitate an activity that invites participants…
Be the Campfire, Not the Forest Fire
by Zoe Weil There’s a metaphor I like to use when talking to fellow activists and changemakers. I ask them…
Educating Solutionaries Matters More Than Ever
by Zoe Weil As the year draws to an end, I wanted to share just three ways in which IHE…
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.