12 Tips for Saving Money and Making Humane Choices
by Marsha Rakestraw Although the economy is growing and poverty has slightly declined, many people still struggle with finances and…
Keeping Everyone in the Lifeboat
by Marsha Rakestraw There’s a popular thought experiment involving a lifeboat, a dog, and one or more humans. The discussion…
Ode to the Third Side
by Lexie Greer Watching the news these days often leaves me restless and down. Jaded language, biased views, a plethora…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: ProCon.org Helps Critical Thinking About Global Ethical Issues
Recently the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, endorsed the website ProCon.org “for its use in critical thinking…
Look Beyond Either/Or to the Both-And
I’m swamped with our new graduate programs right now, so here’s a repost from 7/20/09 that I hope you’ll enjoy.…
Improv-ing to a Win-Win World
by Mary Pat Champeau, IHE’s Director of Education We have started incorporating improvisational comedy into our trainings at the Institute…
Enhance Your Students’ Critical Thinking (& Your Own) With ProCon.org
Many educators are seeking strategies for helping their students think more deeply, critically and broadly about the challenging issues of…
Minding the Gaps We Can & Cannot Change
I read an excellent essay, titled “Mind the Gap,” in the spring issue of Thirty Thousand Days, a publication of…
We Need Knowledge AND Critical Thinking in Schools
Once again, an op-ed writer has created another false either/or about education. In “Critical Thinking? You need knowledge” Diane Ravitch…
Finding the Balance Between Productivity-Obsession and Pleasure-Seeking
An article in the September-October issue of Harvard Magazine begins, “For all the hand-wringing over their failure to amass savings,…
Look Beyond Either/Or to the Both-And
I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways in which we humans seem to gravitate towards “either/or” choices. Either we…
Economics AND the Environment: Beyond the Dead-End Either/Or Question
In the August 4 Ethics Newsline , you’ll find the results of a research report that asked the question: Which…