Be a Solutionary, Make a Difference, and Find Meaning in Your Life

When I observe our dogs, I often envy their seeming ease in the world. Sure, Pippin gets anxious when we leave the house (and the couch cover gets a wee bit more torn up as a result); Poppy cringes when treats are tossed her way (perhaps because she was abused before we rescued her); and Hershel has a pillow…

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We Create Others’ Realities, So Be Careful What You Attend To

In late July, I set out to find baby gray tree frogs. They’re emerald green and (I’ll just say it) incredibly adorable. They are also very difficult to find because they’re well-camouflaged, sitting as they do on green leaves. But because I’m looking for them, I often find them. I see what I’m attending to….

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Transforming Education and the World: An Interview with Steve Cochrane, IHE’s New Executive Director

Passionate about preparing young people to lead lives of joy and purpose, Steve Cochrane has had a remarkable journey through the field of education. It is a journey that has taken him from the campus of Princeton University where he served as an admissions officer and an assistant dean of students to the classroom of…

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Power of Language

Language and word choice can have enormous influence. Use these videos, articles, lesson plans and other resources to help you teach and/or learn more about issues related to language. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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Online Games for Social Change

Find digital games focused on social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability, and/or animal protection issues. Useful for introducing these issues to learners and helping them think critically. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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LGBTQ and Gender Identity Issues

Find resources (articles, videos, reports, lesson plans, etc.) that explore issues affecting people who are gender fluid (or questioning), gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, or questioning, and that seek positive solutions that uphold and protect their rights as human beings. Use these resources to help learn more and/or teach about these issues. Curated by the Institute…

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