5 Minute Changemaker: Track Every Penny (for at Least a Month)
by Marsha Rakestraw $300 on meals out. $50 for your caffeine buzz. A new shirt. The book you have to…
Start Your Classroom’s School Year with a Solutionary Lens
by Marsha Rakestraw Infusing humane education into classrooms can happen year-round, but how teachers set the stage at the beginning…
5 Minute Changemaker: Speak the Good in Others
by Marsha Rakestraw My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Leddy, had us students do something that I have never forgotten. She…
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
Books
by Matthieu Ricard Back Bay Books, 2016. 864 pgs Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World…
¿Qué Caracteriza a Una Persona Humana?
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
¿Cuáles son las cualidades más deseables e indeseables de los seres humanos? Utilicen ejemplos de historias y fotografías para ayudar…
Let’s Help Each Other Awaken From the Fog of Culture
by Marsha Rakestraw The other day my husband and I were discussing our frustration with the human race. Nearly everywhere…
How Online “Filter Bubbles” Are Influencing Your Reality (video)
by Marsha Rakestraw “There is no standard Google anymore.” In his TED talk, Eli Pariser talks about an invisible shift…
Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”
Videos/Movies
In his TED talk (9:04 min), Eli Pariser talks about an invisible shift that’s happening online that can hinder our…
Heroes & Enemigos
Spanish Activities/Lesson Plans
A menudo se nos dice que debemos buscar heroes, que podemos acudir a ellos en busca de inspiración. ¿Que tan…
Killing a Worm When I Was Eight Reminded Me of My Values
by Amanda Schmit When I was eight-years-old I loved all animals. Cats, dogs, giant centipedes. I was very inclusive.…
Why You Should Use These Images to Inspire Climate Change Action
by Marsha Rakestraw While images of polar bears clinging to bits of ice or of widespread deforestation might motivate…