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…
Community Outreach Crew Helps Nuture Student Changemakers
by Betsy Farrell-Messenger The way schooling is designed today can be challenging for youth, with competing priorities such as testing,…
Why We Need Humane Education: We Need More Nature
by Marsha Rakestraw Here are three major truths we know about nature: 1. It’s really good for us. Numerous studies…
Educating a Generation of Solutionaries
by  Zoe Weil The consequences of continuing to pursue our current educational path include more disengaged children, more demoralized teachers,…
We Must Develop Truly Solutionary Solutions
by Zoe Weil If you conduct a web search for “kid heroes” you’ll discover wonderful children doing great things. It…
Northwoods Elementary Students Become Solutionaries for a Better World
by Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D. “Do you think our garden will help bees pollinate fruits and vegetables?” a second grader…
YC Teen
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Youth Communication (YC) Teen “publishes true stories by teens” in New York City. Topics include social justice, health, identity, and…
I Am a Humane Educator: Mickey Kudia
Mickey Kudia holds an M.Ed. in Humane Education from IHE and Valparaiso University and a B.S. in Environmental Communication and…
Start Empathy
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Start Empathy, an initiative of Ashoka, is focused on infusing empathy into schools so that “every child masters empathy.” The…
Resources to Help Students Think Critically
Critical thinking isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a vital skill that’s in demand by employers and central to a meaningful…
Why We Need Humane Education: Students Need to Be Solutionaries
by Amanda Schmidt In 1995 when I was eight years old, we moved from Palmdale, California, across the country to…
Why We Need Humane Education: Our Expectations of Students Matter
Numerous studies have shown that when educators expect more of their students, they get more; and the reverse is also…