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…
8 Inspiring Posts for Developing Meaningful Habits (and a Bonus)
by Marsha Rakestraw I keep a journal. (Not very consistently.) It’s mainly to help me remember major life events. When…
You’re Judging People By That Bag They’re Carrying
by Marsha Rakestraw Every day we make split-second assumptions about others, often without being aware we’re doing it. We may…
Tips to Simplify Your Holidays for a More Memorable, Meaningful Season
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s the holiday season. Which of these better describes your state of mind: Joyous, meaningful, balanced? Or,…
8 Quotes on Compassion
The world needs compassionate acts more than ever. In honor of this holiday season, the IHE staff have shared some…
How Well Are You Spending the Jellybeans of Your Life?
by Marsha Rakestraw One of the humane education activities we use to help students and solutionaries think more deeply about…
Becoming Humane Beings (lesson plans)
by Marsha Rakestraw Right at the start of the school year is a great time to encourage students to think…
UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
Books
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…