Nurturing Love for the Natural World: One Mother’s/Teacher’s Experience
by Joanna MacDonald My son and I have the opportunity to spend more time together in the summer. Because I…
Helping Students Make Beautiful Music With Their Lives
by Mary Pat Champeau “Children learn to smile from their parents.” ~ Shinichi Suzuki I learned so much about parenting…
There Is No Unseeing the Seen: Learning to Make Choices That Reflect My Values
Editor’s note: Joanna recently completed our online course, Teaching for a Positive Future, and kindly agreed to share her reflection…
5 Minute Changemaker: Say No to Plastic Straws
by Marsha Rakestraw Plastic straws are one of those little things we don’t think much about. We pop them in…
In Trying to Do Good, Have You Lost Sight of the Bigger Picture?
by Marsha Rakestraw Browse bookshelves and blogs, and you’ll find stories of people striving toward extraordinary goals: zero waste, plastic-free,…
Let’s Stop Our Pickiness From Helping Plunder the Planet
by Marsha Rakestraw “Pickiness” can be a good thing. As citizens striving to do the most good and least harm…
Scrubbing Our Assumptions About Our Students
by Marsha Rakestraw and Mary Pat Champeau “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once…
What We See Depends on What We Look For
by Marsha Rakestraw Recently I came across this quote: “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” (John…
5 Minute Changemaker: Get to the Point (Person)
by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us have done it. We’re frustrated at the immovable line at the store, and we…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Releasing the Things that No Longer Serve You
by Lynne Westmoreland There is an exercise in IHE’s Online Courses, the online course that I teach for the Institute…
5 Minute Changemaker: Track Every Penny (for at Least a Month)
by Marsha Rakestraw $300 on meals out. $50 for your caffeine buzz. A new shirt. The book you have to…
5 Minute Changemaker: Break the Habit of Mindless Habituation
by Marsha Rakestraw You know how you’re lying in bed listening to the urban surf outside, and pretty soon you…