Help Students Learn About Making Those Who Are Invisible Visible
by Marsha Rakestraw A student walking down the hallway spills his drink and keeps walking, never thinking about the janitor…
Seeing Things As They Really Are
by Tim Myshrall In his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari asserts the importance and necessity…
Validation
Videos/Movies
by Kurt Kuenne 2007 16 min This short film focuses on a parking attendant who offers people, along with validated…
KindSpring
Websites
KindSpring is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping people share and practice small acts of kindness. People can post and…
Help Students Build Character and Empathy With Positive Values Jars
by Marsha Rakestraw A friend recently told me about one of her family member’s visiting and repeatedly commenting that my…
Windows and Mirrors and Sliding Glass Doors: Ensuring Students See Themselves and Others in Literature
by Cathy Potter In 1990, Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop published an essay about the importance of providing young readers with…
Defining Your Purpose as a Teacher
by Zoe Weil At the beginning of the teachers’ workshops I lead, I often facilitate an activity that invites participants…
#31DaysofMOGO Challenge: Take Positive Action for a Better World in 2019
by Institute for Humane Education Challenge yourself with #31DaysofMOGO. To provide you a daily dose of inspiration and motivation throughout…
6 Online Games to Help Students Think Critically About Accurate and False News
by Marsha Rakestraw In the last week I’ve come across headlines telling me that a woman and her children being…
16 Days Campaign
Websites
The 16 Days campaign (16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence) is designed to raise awareness about gender-based violence as…
Ron Finley: A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central LA
Videos/Movies
by Ron Finley TED, 2013 10:39 min Ron Finley lives and plants food in South Central Los Angeles. He calls…
Violence Against Women: It’s a Men’s Issue
Videos/Movies
by Jackson Katz TEDx, 2012. 17:37 min How does the focus of our society go so quickly from “John beat…