I Am a Humane Educator: Lauren Allison
Lauren Allison, who earned her M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership with a concentration in Humane Education, teaches middle school English at…
The Power of Language: Our Newest Global Issues Guide
(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For March, in honor of Words Matter Week (March 2-8), we’re…
Clothes, Class and Consequences: Humane Education in Language Arts
We start receiving messages about consumerism, class and appearance early on, but rarely do we offer young people an opportunity…
One Small Step: Volunteering as a Humane Educator
When it comes to launching into humane education, inertia and trepidation can take hold: What if I don’t know enough/I’m…
Humane Education Activity: Find Your Tree
We’re losing our connection with the natural world. That which sustains us, feeds and nurtures us, inspires us. We depend…
Enter the Winter YES! National Student Writing Competition
Image screenshot YES! Magazine. This winter our friends at YES! are sponsoring a writing competition for students in middle school…
Enter the YES! National Student Writing Competition
Image courtesy YES! Magazine screenshot. This fall our friends at YES! are sponsoring a writing competition for students in middle…
Mark Hansen: Persuasive Writing for Real Life
In humane education, we talk about the importance of learning and teaching for real life. So much of what’s taught…
Humane Education in Action: Figuring Out What Justice Means
It’s always exciting and inspiring to discover another educator emphasizing critical thinking, empowering their students, and teaching about important social…
Zeitoun and Humane Education
My son, a junior in high school, is taking a course entitled “Shared Voices,” an integrated class that brings together…
Learning Math, Language Arts & Science Through Nature Observation
Recently we posted the great summary that Alison Panik, one of our Teaching for a Positive Future participants, shared in…
Observing the Natural World & Creating Poetry
During our Summer Institute, June 28-July 2, we introduce the participants to a form of nature observation called “Seton watching.”…