Teaching Students What to Say When We Bump Up Against People’s Opposing Views
by Marsha Rakestraw “Even if I find an opinion downright abhorrent, I keep asking more questions to gain better insight…
Do We Really Know What We’re Talking About? Tips to Help Us Verify Facts and Understand Perspectives
by Zoe Weil Sometimes, I really don’t know what I’m talking about. Like everyone, I have opinions about all sorts…
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Books
by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Dey Street Books, 2017 357 pgs Everybody Lies upends what we think we know is true, letting…
Help Students (and Others) Draw Better Conclusions With the Ladder of Inference
by Marsha Rakestraw and Barbara Fiore We all make assumptions and draw conclusions. And often not positive (or correct) ones.…
Why We Don’t Care About Mass Atrocities and What We Can Do About It
by Marsha Rakestraw A recent report from the UN and other agencies emphasizes that 80% of Yemeni children need humanitarian…
What’s New Wednesday 8-23-17: News & Resources for Educators & Solutionaries
Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and…
The Power of Positive Peer Pressure
by Marsha Rakestraw A 2012 survey of teen volunteers revealed that the main reason teens volunteer is because their friends…
What’s New Wednesday 2-22-17: News & Resources for Educators & Changemakers
Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and…
5 Assumptions We Should Try to Make About Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw The recent US election has highlighted a significant divisiveness. And the media and social media have been…
What’s New Wednesday 11-9-16: News and Resources for Humane Educators and Changemakers
Each week find a round-up of selected resources, news stories, and commentary related to humane living, global ethical issues, and…
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…
Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
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by Matthieu Ricard Back Bay Books, 2016. 864 pgs Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World…