Sharing Knowledge: An Act of Love
by Lynne Westmoreland As humane educators and solutionaries, sharing our knowledge with other people can sometimes be difficult or awkward.…
Podcasts for Teaching About Racial Justice Issues
by Marsha Rakestraw Where did the concept of whiteness come from (and when)? How does our current US culture affect…
Resources for Teaching How Black Lives Matter at School
by Marsha Rakestraw News headlines remind us daily that racial injustice and violence and discrimination against Black people (and other…
Help Students Build Character and Empathy With Positive Values Jars
by Marsha Rakestraw A friend recently told me about one of her family member’s visiting and repeatedly commenting that my…
Windows and Mirrors and Sliding Glass Doors: Ensuring Students See Themselves and Others in Literature
by Cathy Potter In 1990, Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop published an essay about the importance of providing young readers with…
Teaching About Gillette’s Call for Men to Be Their Best … And the Backlash
by Zoe Weil Gillette’s new ad, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” has quickly gone viral, eliciting a storm…
New Year’s Resolutions and Reminding Students of Their Worth
by Emily Zionts On our first day back to class after the winter holiday break, I did a little New…
Defining Your Purpose as a Teacher
by Zoe Weil At the beginning of the teachers’ workshops I lead, I often facilitate an activity that invites participants…
#31DaysofMOGO Challenge: Take Positive Action for a Better World in 2019
by Institute for Humane Education Challenge yourself with #31DaysofMOGO. To provide you a daily dose of inspiration and motivation throughout…
Educating Solutionaries Matters More Than Ever
by Zoe Weil As the year draws to an end, I wanted to share just three ways in which IHE…
7 Resources for Helping Students Choose a Global Challenge to Address
by Marsha Rakestraw Research and observation show that students want real-world learning that is meaningful to their lives and interests.…
The Joy of Generosity: 19 Children’s Picture Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Every holiday season there’s a bizarre conflicting focus on acquiring and sharing, getting and giving. Help bring…