Becoming a Solutionary
Activities/Lesson Plans
This activity is a brief exploration of some of the skills and processes needed to explore problems of concern to…
The Power of Positive Peer Pressure
by Marsha Rakestraw A 2012 survey of teen volunteers revealed that the main reason teens volunteer is because their friends…
Creating a Compassionate Campus: A Faculty Learning Community Inspired by the Principles of Humane Education
by Stacy Hoult-Saros For years, faculty members at Valparaiso University have had the opportunity to take part in Faculty Learning…
5 Minute Changemaker: Get to the Point (Person)
by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us have done it. We’re frustrated at the immovable line at the store, and we…
I Am a Humane Educator & Changemaker: Barb Troyer
Barb Troyer is a Bend, Oregon, based facilitator for changemakers and organizations doing good in the world. In 2016 she…
5 Minute Changemaker: Call Your Legislators
by Marsha Rakestraw Last month I was part of a small group of citizens who met with each of the…
Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage In the Struggle For American Labor Union Rights
Books
by Mary Cronk Farrell Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2016. 44 pgs Grades 4-8 Fannie Sellins lived during the age…
Do Something! A Handbook for Young Activists
Books
by Nancy Lublin Workman Publishing, 2010. 280 pgs Grades 4-9 Do Something! A Handbook For Young Activists is a workbook…
5 Minute Changemaker: Sign the (Right) Petition
by Marsha Rakestraw The number of online petitions has skyrocketed, especially since the recent US election. Most days there more…
Get Your Resume Noticed: Tips for Humane Educators and Changemakers
by Marsha Rakestraw We humane educators and changemakers engage in all sorts of work, from teaching, to working for nonprofits,…
Get Inspired By These Quotes From Civil Rights Activists
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While this day celebrates the life and achievements of an important American civil…
9 Things to Remember When Having Spontaneous Conversations About Ethical Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw I hate conflict. (Even the potential for conflict.) And I’m shy. And I’m not very good at…