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.…
Tips for a More Compassionate, Earth-friendly, Healthy Halloween
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the National Retail Federation, people in the US are planning to spend about $9 billion…
Cultivate Young Solutionaries With IHE’s Solutionary Program
by Barbara Fiore It is incredibly inspiring to hear a young, school-aged person talk about how empowered they feel. I…
13 Must-Read IHE Blog Posts for Solutionary Educators
by Marsha Rakestraw We know that as educators your time is precious, and that you strive to balance the tension…
9 Strategies for Cultivating Empathy and Compassion in Your Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw To create a just, compassionate, sustainable world for all – and to help our students become solutionaries…
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…
Words Can Hurt: Activities About the Power of Words
by Marsha Rakestraw Whoever created that whole “Sticks and stones … but words will never hurt me.” idiom didn’t know…
“This Is Me, No Longer Being Silent”: My Turning Point in a Primate Lab
by Madeline Krasno Editor’s Note: Maddie, an IHE grad student, recently spoke at a Moth StorySlam, and we asked her…
Find Inspiration and Support with Stories of Solutionaries and Changemakers
by Marsha Rakestraw When the news and media are saturated with stories of violence, cruelty, greed, destruction, and suffering —…
I Taught Kindergarteners About Plastic Pollution, and They Are Eager to Be Part of the Solution
by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D. During Earth Week 2018, I was a guest presenter to kindergarteners attending Island Montessori School…