Teaching Students What to Say When We Bump Up Against People’s Opposing Views
by Marsha Rakestraw “Even if I find an opinion downright abhorrent, I keep asking more questions to gain better insight…
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.…
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…
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…
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.…
5 Short Videos for Teaching Students About What It Means to Be Transgender
by Marsha Rakestraw In a recent memo, the Trump administration has argued for US government agencies to adopt an “explicit…
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…
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…