UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
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by Michele Borba Touchstone, 2016 288 pgs UnSelfie by Dr. Borba is a well-rounded how-to book for parents and educators,…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Not “Staying Busy”
by Marsha Rakestraw Several years ago I saw a commercial, the gist of which was that if we don’t add…
In Trying to Do Good, Have You Lost Sight of the Bigger Picture?
by Marsha Rakestraw Browse bookshelves and blogs, and you’ll find stories of people striving toward extraordinary goals: zero waste, plastic-free,…
4 Tips to Help Us Make Those Ethical Changes We’re Struggling With
by Marsha Rakestraw We want our lives to reflect our deepest values. We know the harmful impacts of some of…
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
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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…