Humane Education in Action: Planting Seeds of Change Internationally
The synergy of realizing the kind of planet he was leaving his children and a dissatisfaction with his school curriculum’s…
Buy the Book? MOGO Options for Your Reading Habit
I absolutely adore reading. I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and I love stories of all sorts (which is…
We Need Knowledge AND Critical Thinking in Schools
by Zoe Weil Once again, an op-ed writer has created another false either/or about education. In “Critical Thinking? You need…
Learning About Learning: What Does Real Education Look Like?
by Khalif Williams, executive director What is education for? At what point in school does one explore what education is…
Believing Untruths – The Dangerous Lack of Critical Thinking
by Zoe Weil Sharon Begley has written an important essay in Newsweek, “Why We Believe Lies, Even When We Learn…
Beyond Either/Or: Practice Third-Side Thinking in Your Habits
by Marsha Rakestraw We live in what appears – on the surface – to be a dichotomous society: black or…
Fiji Water Fad Yet Another Reason We Need Humane Education
by Zoe Weil In my talks and workshops I do an activity called True Price in which we examine a…
Animals Overcoming Odds: A Sampling of Picture Books for Kids
This month marks the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which not only devastated the lives of millions of people and…
10 Tips for Helping Create a Humane School Experience
by Marsha Rakestraw Backpacks, bells, and bus schedules are taking center stage as millions of kids, parents, and teachers jump…
Fun With Pronouns: Bringing “Aha” to Humane Education
by Zoe Weil Once a year at the Institute for Humane Education, our graduate program students come for a week…
Teens Teach About Rape Culture
by Marsha Rakestraw There are never a shortage of stories about rape in the news, and lately there has been…
Hope is a Verb With Its Sleeves Rolled Up
by Zoe Weil David Orr, professor of environmental studies at Oberlin College once wrote, “Hope is a verb with its…