How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race
Videos/Movies
by Jay Smooth TEDxHampshire, 2011 11:56 min “It’s the connection we maintain with our imperfections that allows us to be…
Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
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by Brené Brown TED, 2008 20:49 min Ask many people about vulnerability, and they’ll tell you it’s something scary to…
Help Students Learn About Making Those Who Are Invisible Visible
A student walking down the hallway spills his drink and keeps walking, never thinking about the janitor who will have…
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…
Validation
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by Kurt Kuenne 2007 16 min This short film focuses on a parking attendant who offers people, along with validated…
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…
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.…