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Critical thinking leads to integrity, confidence, and wisdom

When I teach, I often begin my classes by telling students not to believe me. They’re usually surprised by this. It’s uncommon for teachers to discourage their students from believing what they say. What would be the point of schools and universities if teachers weren’t reliable sources of knowledge? It’s not that I want my…

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Education for a Sustainable World: An Interview with Mike Johnston

Having directed an international school in Guatemala, been the principal of a middle school in Singapore, and taught in schools across the globe, Mike Johnston is currently an independent educational consultant and will be starting a new role as assistant head of school at Frankfurt International School starting in the 2020/21 school year. He has…

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“Yes, and….” How Improv Comedy can Disarm Conflict and Reduce Polarization

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! My husband and I have been practicing improvisational comedy for more than a decade. When we began taking classes, I didn’t anticipate that the fundamentals of improv would be so relevant to addressing real-life conflicts,…

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Transformative Education for the Betterment of the World: An Interview with Dr. Chitra Golestani

Dr. Chitra Golestani is Associate Director of the Wilmette Institute offering online courses in Baha’i Studies and Social Transformation for learners in the U.S. and abroad. She serves on the faculty for the Institute for Humane Education’s graduate programs with Antioch University New England. She is co-founder of the Paulo Freire Institute at the University…

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Are People by Nature Peaceful or Violent? Is This the Right Question?

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! We humans have a penchant for either/or choices. Whether in politics (red vs. blue, capitalist vs. socialist), religion (heaven vs. hell, Christianity vs. Islam, etc.), or framed in the media (jobs vs. the environment, Left vs. Right), we…

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Helping Families Navigate Plant-Based Eating: an Interview with Robin Coarts

Robin Coarts, founder of Plant-Based with Robin, earned her M. Ed. in Humane Education with IHE in 2019 and has since started teaching an online course titled “Plant-Based Parenting in a Fast Food World.” Bringing her graduate program experience to her work, Robin provides support and education to families who are navigating a plant-based journey….

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Five Ways to Nourish Your Soul and Make a Difference

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! We tend to protect and care for who and what we love. Ask any parent if they would be willing to sacrifice themselves to save their child, and they’ll likely answer yes. I had the…

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Why the “Starfish Story” Needs an Update

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! There’s an oft-told parable about a child rescuing beached starfish by throwing them back into the sea. A pragmatic adult walks by and tells the child that given the hundreds of starfish on the shore,…

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