She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Books
by Chelsea Clinton Philomel Books, 2017. Grades PreK-2. “She persisted” has become a mantra for many since the 2016 US…
Celebrating 21 Years of Humane Education Transformation
by Zoe Weil Twenty-one years ago this month, I co-founded the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) with my friend and…
For Your Must-Read List: “Drawdown” Is Full of Hope, Meaningful Solutions for Addressing Climate Change
by Zoe Weil The Institute for Humane Education’s graduate programs with Valparaiso University include five core courses: 1. Introduction to…
Use the “5 Whys” to Get to the Root of the Problem
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans like to solve problems. But we also like to do it quickly and with minimal…
Global Opportunity Explorer
Websites
Global Opportunity Explorer is “the world’s largest platform of sustainable solutions” and “guides you through hundreds of sustainable solutions and…
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…
Resources to Help Teach Systems Thinking
by Marsha Rakestraw “Living successfully in a world of complex systems means expanding not only time horizons and thought horizons;…
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…