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…
Circle of Compassion (lesson plan)
What is compassion? Who and what are in our circles of compassion? This activity, appropriate for grades 4 and up,…
The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side
Books
by Courtney Shienmel Bloomsbury USA Children’s, 2016. 224 pgs Grades 3-6 Chloe Silver is starting 5th grade, and as if…
Why I Marched in Washington and What We Need to Do Next
by Zoe Weil I’ve been working to help create a more equitable, healthy, compassionate, and peaceful world my entire adult…
5 Videos to Help Cultivate Kindness
by Marsha Rakestraw Being kind is a daily practice that often takes a little effort but that reaps enormous rewards…
Living Our Epitaphs for a Better Life and a Better World
by Zoe Weil Most of us don’t write our own epitaphs, those brief summations of who we were, what mattered…
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…