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 —…
5 Minute Changemaker: Thank Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw Like many kids of my generation, I was raised to say thank you when helped in some…
How to Heal a Broken Wing
Books
by Bob Graham Candlewick Press, 2008 Grades PreK-2 “No one saw the bird fall.” A bird hits a window, and…
Those Shoes
Books
by Maribeth Boelts Candlewick Press, 2007 Grades K-3 Jeremy wants those shoes that most of his classmates seem to have:…
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…
4 Short Videos Highlighting the Power of One
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we as individuals don’t have the power…
8 Quotes on Compassion
The world needs compassionate acts more than ever. In honor of this holiday season, the IHE staff have shared some…
Nurture Kindness and Acceptance in Students With “Wonder”
by Marsha Rakestraw (with contributions from Lauren Allison) It’s clear that in today’s world we need kindness more than ever.…
5 Simple Tips for Creating a Compassionate Classroom
by Samantha Gentrup As teachers get ready for the school year, we have to decide what our classrooms will look…
UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
Books
by Michele Borba Touchstone, 2016 288 pgs UnSelfie by Dr. Borba is a well-rounded how-to book for parents and educators,…
Apples to Kindness: A Lesson for Pre-schoolers
What does treating an apple nicely have to do with learning about kindness? A lot, if you’re a pre-schooler. Teacher…
The Changing Face of Advertising: What It Might Mean and How It Might Matter
This blog post was originally published on Common Dreams. Reposted here under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. by Zoe…