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,…
4 Tips to Help Us Make Those Ethical Changes We’re Struggling With
by Marsha Rakestraw We want our lives to reflect our deepest values. We know the harmful impacts of some of…
5 Minute Changemaker: Speak the Good in Others
by Marsha Rakestraw My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Leddy, had us students do something that I have never forgotten. She…
5 Minute Changemaker: Do Something Good That Scares You
by Marsha Rakestraw “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and…
How Do We Change?
by Zoe Weil Artist and changemaker Chris Jordan asks several questions in his fascinating TED talk. Through his powerful photographs…
George
Books
by Alex Gino Scholastic Press, 2015. 240 pgs Grades 4-6 George was born a boy, but she knows she is…
Humane Education Lesson Plan: Growing Changemakers
by Marsha Rakestraw IHE M.Ed. student Rachel Filtz created this fun, visual, interactive activity, which can be used with teachers…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Greater Good in Action
by Marsha Rakestraw Like any good habit, cultivating strengths such as empathy, forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude takes practice. And it…
Softening Eyes, Softening Hearts with Humane Education
by Lexie Greer In 2010, my 11th year in the classroom, I was struggling with my career as a public…
Help Create the Change You Want to See: Sign Up for an IHE Online Course This Fall
Between recent unimaginable tragedies and stories of hope the world is ripe for positive change. Embrace the power and possibility…
Growing Changemakers
Activities/Lesson Plans
Through this activity students will gain insight into their own lives, and will be able to connect how their past…
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way
Books
by Robert Maurer Workman Publishing Company, 2014. 228 pgs As humane educators and committed citizens, we know the importance of…