5 Simple Tips for Creating a Compassionate Classroom
by Samantha Gentrup As teachers get ready for the school year, we have to decide what our classrooms will look…
Darius and Twig
Books
by Walter Dean Myers Amistad, 2013. 201 pages Grades 8 and up Darius and Twig are best friends living in…
5 Minute Changemaker: Write Right Now for a Better World
by Marsha Rakestraw I have a friend who has written to legislators, corporations, and other leaders and officials since she…
Humane Education in Action: Writing for the Future
by Michele Leavitt and Célie Pierre From Michele: In 2012, Zoe Weil visited our campus as the Women’s Environmental Leadership…
The Red Pencil
Books
by Andrea Davis Pinkney Little, Brown & Co, 2014 309 pgs Grades 4-8 In The Red Pencil, Amira Bright is…
Brown Girl Dreaming
Books
by Jacqueline Woodson Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014 320 pgs Grades 4-8 Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio,…
6 Publishers That Might Be Looking for Your Humane Education Book
by Marsha Rakestraw Writing is a powerful medium for social change. Words can be incredibly influential. A number of humane…
Animals and Media: A Style Guide for Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Websites
This website offers “style guidelines for media practitioners in the professions of journalism, entertainment media, advertising, and public relations to…
Natural Value
Activities/Lesson Plans
Students reflect on an image that captures natural beauty and the intrinsic value that nature has in order to consider…
5 Tips for Writing the Humane Education Message
by Megan Pincus Kajitani I recently wrote a piece for the Huffington Post making the connection between starving California sea…
Enter the YES! National Student Writing Competition
Image courtesy YES! Magazine screenshot. This fall our friends at YES! are sponsoring a writing competition for students in middle…
Mark Hansen: Persuasive Writing for Real Life
In humane education, we talk about the importance of learning and teaching for real life. So much of what’s taught…