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…
Resources for Teaching About Hunger, Famine, and Food Insecurity
by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have said “I’m starving!” when we were hungry – especially as kids. Right now,…
Resources to Help Teach Systems Thinking
by Marsha Rakestraw “Living successfully in a world of complex systems means expanding not only time horizons and thought horizons;…
Helping City Kids Fall in Love With Nature Through Birds
by Marsha Rakestraw Our Student Residency/Summer Institute weeks always include a lot of outside time. In addition to holding sessions…
Resources to Help Teachers Bring “Controversial” Issues to the Classroom
by Marsha Rakestraw Discussing global ethical issues – especially those that are considered “unsettled” or “controversial’ in mainstream society –…
Fifth Graders Follow Their Trash
Humane educator Dr. Elizabeth Crawford helps teachers-in-training develop their competencies in helping their students become global citizens and solutionaries. Students…
Resources for Teaching About Fake News & News Literacy
by Marsha Rakestraw In his recent book, Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era, Dr. Daniel Levinson…
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…
War and Peace Issues
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Teaching About Race and Racism
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Teaching and Learning About Islamophibia
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Oceans and Ocean Preservation
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