Uncovering “Truths”
by Marsha Rakestraw The media is full of “truths” about people and issues. Many of these “truths” are incomplete, inaccurate,…
Resources to Help Students Think Critically
by Marsha Rakestraw Critical thinking isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a vital skill that’s in demand by employers and central…
Foundation for Critical Thinking
Websites
This organization focuses on the importance of teaching and learning critical thinking skills to help us all become better citizens…
Why We Need Humane Education: Employers Say Too Many People Suck at Critical Thinking, Other 21st Century Skills
Image courtesy CollegeDegrees360/Flickr. Say that honing critical thinking is an essential part of a good education (which we do), and…
The Power and Promise of Humane Education
Books
Inspiring young people to live humane values is among the most important work you can do to build a better world.
The “Truth” About MLK, Jr.: Why We Must Teach Our Children to Think Critically
by Zoe Weil Ever since I was a child, I’ve heard the injunction “Don’t believe everything you read.” This has…
Making Learning Meaningful: Deeper Learning & Humane Education
Image screenshot copyright Expeditionary Learning. In a recent article about deeper learning, Ron Berger, Chief Program Officer for Expeditionary Learning…
Susie Boss: How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory
Image courtesy of Brightworks School via Creative Commons. At IHE we frequently talk about the importance of helping students become…
No Child Left Unkind: Building Humane Education Competencies
Note: Zoe is on vacation, so please enjoy this repost from 9/29/2008. Teachers are expected to educate their students so…