Help Students (and Others) Draw Better Conclusions With the Ladder of Inference
by Marsha Rakestraw and Barbara Fiore We all make assumptions and draw conclusions. And often not positive (or correct) ones.…
6 Videos for Teaching Students About Tech Bias and Influence
by Marsha Rakestraw Technology is not neutral. And while we’re increasingly learning about (and addressing) the pervasive influence of fake…
15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2017
by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities…
15 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2017
Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers…
Becoming Humane Beings (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw Right at the start of the school year is a great time to encourage students to think…
#Friday Feature: 4 Online Games for Change
by Marsha Rakestraw Helping people understand what someone else is experiencing can be a challenge. Experiential activities, in which the…
Help Students Think Critically About Health Claims
by Marsha Rakestraw In April hundreds of thousands of people around the world took part in the March for Science,…
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…
12 Resources for Free Films on Humane Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw Especially these days when our youth begin drinking in technology about the same time they start breastfeeding,…
11 Activities for Teaching About Advertising
by Marsha Rakestraw In her TEDx talk, “Educating for Freedom,” IHE President Zoe Weil highlights how our culture inundates us…
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;…