The Good Braider
Books
by Terry Farish Marshall Cavendish, 2012. 213 pgs Grades 7-10 Told in free verse poetry, The Good Braider follows Viola…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Project Wild Thing”
by Marsha Rakestraw How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How…
Project Wild Thing
Videos/Movies
How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get…
Reframing News Headlines
In our busy culture, we often may not read beyond the news and media headlines, so how those headlines are…
Marketers Using Sneakier Strategies to Reach Kids
As the commotion of digital information escalates, marketers have resorted to extraordinary strategies to capture our attention, especially that of…
The Vine Basket
Books
Merighul, a 14 year-old Uyghur girl, is forced to leave school and help her family when her brother leaves home.…
Looking Beyond Gender Stereotypes
Not too long ago, a couple of essays appeared in Slate and New York Magazine castigating mothers of girls for…
It’s Time to Talk About Our Messages About Masculinity: 3 Films to Start Us Off
“Strength is about adapting to change, not about retreating from it and lashing back with violence out of fear. And…
Tough Guise 2
Videos/Movies
In this update, Tough Guise 2 (80 minutes) explores the ongoing and escalating epidemic of men’s violence in America and…
You’re Judging People By That Bag They’re Carrying
Every day we make split-second assumptions about others, often without being aware we’re doing it. We may make assumptions…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Not “Staying Busy”
A couple years ago I saw a commercial, the gist of which was that if we don’t add more to…
Responsibility: Gift or Obligation?
This question “Who and what am I responsible for?” is one that I have carried with me as a mantra…