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 a Humane World Looks Like: Engaging Others with Compassion and Acceptance
by Cassandra Scheffman Editor’s Note: One of the most challenging aspects of being a humane educator or activist is engaging…
Connecting Kids (and Adults) With Nature
Global Issues Guides
Find books, articles, videos, studies, lesson plans and other resources to help educators and parents (re)connect children and adults with…
Each Living Thing
Books
In rhyming text, we’re invited to celebrate the creatures of the earth and encouraged to respect and protect them. Great…
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…
Teaching: the Most Noble Profession
Image courtesy of nightthree via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for…
“I Hate the Environment!”: The Importance of Educating in Age-Appropriate Ways
Image courtesy of sokabs via Creative Commons. by Mary Pat Champeau, IHE’s Director of Education One of the issues we…
My Mom Hugs Trees
A girl learns that her mom’s “silly ways” are because she has such love and respect for the natural world.
Don’t Lick the Dog: Making Friends With Dogs
A colorful and entertaining guide for younger kids to help them learn how to properly meet and interact with dogs.
Curiosity and Care: The Core Necessity for Learning
Image copyright Edwin Barkdoll. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I wrote for Care2.com, an online…
Teaching: The Most Noble Profession
For my final blog post of 2011, I thought I’d repost my most widely-read essay of the year: “Teaching: The…
5 Questions for National Kind Teacher Award Winner Marcy Wells
In 2003 Marcy Wells founded Funny Farm Early Learning Center in Portland, Oregon, a preschool dedicated to learning that’s fun…