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…
Creating the Space for Conversations With Young People About Compassion for Others
by Abby Power Can we have an open dialogue with our children and students about what is happening in the…
Creating Interactive Humane Education Experiences
by Kristina Hulvershorn Like a lot of educators, I live for those moments when I see a learner pulled in…
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Using Math and Algebra to Teach Students About Pet Overpopulation
by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us love our nonhuman family members, and worldwide, dogs and cats are some of the…
Sharing Knowledge: An Act of Love
by Lynne Westmoreland As humane educators and solutionaries, sharing our knowledge with other people can sometimes be difficult or awkward.…
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…
Teaching About Gillette’s Call for Men to Be Their Best … And the Backlash
by Zoe Weil Gillette’s new ad, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” has quickly gone viral, eliciting a storm…
Beyond Charity to Mutualism
by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton Each December, I drag a tomato cage up to the street and stick it in the small…
Be the Campfire, Not the Forest Fire
by Zoe Weil There’s a metaphor I like to use when talking to fellow activists and changemakers. I ask them…
7 Resources for Helping Students Choose a Global Challenge to Address
by Marsha Rakestraw Research and observation show that students want real-world learning that is meaningful to their lives and interests.…
Let the World Not End by Either Fire or Ice
by Cate Waidyatilleka Fire and Ice (Robert Frost) Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice.…