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.…
6 Videos for Teaching Students About Tech Bias and Influence
by Marsha Rakestraw Technology is not neutral. And while we’re increasingly learning about (and addressing) the pervasive influence of fake…
15 Most Popular Humane Education Activities in 2017
Humane education activities and lesson plans are just one of the many resources we provide for teachers, activists, and changemakers…
Human Rights for All? (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw December 10, 2017, marks International Human Rights Day, which this year honors the 70th anniversary of the…
Friday Feature: 4 Resources About Forests and Deforestation
by Marsha Rakestraw Here in Oregon, where I live, we’re still mourning the loss of tens of thousands of acres…
Nurturing Love for the Natural World: One Mother’s/Teacher’s Experience
by Joanna MacDonald My son and I have the opportunity to spend more time together in the summer. Because I…
Helping Students Make Beautiful Music With Their Lives
by Mary Pat Champeau “Children learn to smile from their parents.” ~ Shinichi Suzuki I learned so much about parenting…
There Is No Unseeing the Seen: Learning to Make Choices That Reflect My Values
Editor’s note: Joanna recently completed our online course, Teaching for a Positive Future, and kindly agreed to share her reflection…
#FridayFeature: 4 Super-Short Videos Showing Our Connected World
by Marsha Rakestraw We can forget that we live on an interconnected world of interdependence. Regardless of our species, we…
Resources for Teaching About Charlottesville, White Supremacy, Racism, and Hate
by Marsha Rakestraw Over the weekend, hatred and violence descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists amassed  to “take America…
Saving Animals and Empowering People Through Humane Education: An Interview With Tod Emko
Tod Emko is a conservationist from New York City. While Emko’s “day job” is as a web developer for Blue…
Use the “5 Whys” to Get to the Root of the Problem
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans like to solve problems. But we also like to do it quickly and with minimal…