Piecing Me Together
Books
by Renee Watson Scholastic, 2017 261 pgs Grades 7-12 Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, a…
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…
Let’s Stop Our Pickiness From Helping Plunder the Planet
by Marsha Rakestraw “Pickiness” can be a good thing. As citizens striving to do the most good and least harm…
Scrubbing Our Assumptions About Our Students
by Marsha Rakestraw and Mary Pat Champeau “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Engaging Others with Compassion and Acceptance
by Cassandra Scheffman Editor’s Note: One of the most challenging aspects of being a humane educator or activist is engaging…
5 Assumptions We Should Try to Make About Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw The recent US election has highlighted a significant divisiveness. And the media and social media have been…
The Struggle: A Black Mother’s Perspective
by CKrystal Stokes I was at Walgreens after my children’s gymnastics classes, when I ran into a friend near the…
How Online “Filter Bubbles” Are Influencing Your Reality (video)
by Marsha Rakestraw “There is no standard Google anymore.” In his TED talk, Eli Pariser talks about an invisible shift…
Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”
Videos/Movies
In his TED talk (9:04 min), Eli Pariser talks about an invisible shift that’s happening online that can hinder our…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Rethinking Tradition, Habit, and Culture
by Marsha Rakestraw One of the mini-activities I do as part of a presentation I give on the lives and…
“All American Boys” Tackles Police Brutality, Racial Justice, and Being an Upstander
by Marsha Rakestraw Rashad’s stop at a local convenience store for a bag of chips turns into a nightmare when…
All American Boys
Books
by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely Atheneum, 2015. 316 pgs Grades 8 and up Rashad’s stop at a local convenience…