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
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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
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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
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by Jackson Katz TEDx, 2012. 17:37 min How does the focus of our society go so quickly from “John beat…
14 Resources for Highlighting Heroes
by Marsha Rakestraw October is Anti-Bullying Month, and many schools around the country are putting special focus on bullying behaviors.…
19 Lists of Children’s Picture Books for Your Humane Education Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw Children’s books are a terrific tool for sharing positive values, teaching students (in age-appropriate ways) about global…
8 Tips to Make it Easier to Speak Up
by Marsha Rakestraw The world is hurting. And our human actions – whether intentional choice, uninformed action, or as a…
Generation Citizen
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Generation Citizen wants to ensure that every student becomes an effective citizen activist through “high quality action civics education.” GC…