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Pencil Miles: An Interview with Shannon Finch

Shannon Finch is a humane educator, writer, and wildlife photographer who lives with her husband and numerous animal companions on five acres in Stanwood, Washington. She received her M.Ed. through IHE’s graduate program in 2010. Shannon is the founder of AnimalKind Training and works as a certified animal behavior consultant with dogs, cats, equines, and…

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Bringing Humane Education to Classrooms: An interview with Meena Alagappan, Esq.

Meena Alagappan is the Executive Director of Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), a nonprofit public charity that is a full-service humane education provider in the NYC, Chicago, and Indianapolis areas. In addition to HEART’s work in these cities, HEART’s free humane education resources are downloaded by thousands of teachers across the U.S. and beyond….

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Bringing Humane Education to Elementary School Children and Graduate Students: An Interview with Dr. Kristine Tucker

Kris Tucker, Ed.D. serves as adjunct faculty in our graduate programs with Antioch University, teaching both elective and required courses, including our course, Building a Solutionary Practice, that prepares our graduate students to be solutionaries and to educate others to be solutionaries. She is also a teacher at Ridge and Valley Charter School in NJ,…

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Educating the Whole Child During the Pandemic and Beyond: An Interview with Cynthia Trapanese

Cynthia Trapanese is an elementary school educator and an adjunct faculty member for IHE’s graduate programs where she teaches two electives that she created, Creative Activism and Just Good Food. Cynthia has had previous careers in theater, pediatric chaplaincy, non-profit bereavement work, and lived on a small wooden sailboat for two years in her early…

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Educating the Whole Child During COVID-19 and Beyond: An Interview with Dr. Leigh Alley

Dr. Leigh Alley is a longtime educational leadership and instructional strategist, presently serving as the Executive Director of Maine Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development  (ASCD) and as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine at Augusta. Leigh has designed and implemented instructional programs on a broad range of topics including literacy, equity,…

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Humane Education Activities You Can Do at Home

As we practice physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many are home with kids desperately seeking something to do that’s meaningful and empowering. Humane education activities can fit that need. Humane educators bring human rights, animal protection, and environmental issues to students in age appropriate ways. They nurture compassion and inspire solutionary action….

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Education for a Sustainable World: An Interview with Mike Johnston

Having directed an international school in Guatemala, been the principal of a middle school in Singapore, and taught in schools across the globe, Mike Johnston is currently an independent educational consultant and will be starting a new role as assistant head of school at Frankfurt International School starting in the 2020/21 school year. He has…

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Five Ways to Nourish Your Soul and Make a Difference

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! We tend to protect and care for who and what we love. Ask any parent if they would be willing to sacrifice themselves to save their child, and they’ll likely answer yes. I had the…

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Bringing Humane Education to the Poughkeepsie Day School: An Interview with JJ Morrissey

JJ Morrissey is the Head of Upper and Middle School at Poughkeepsie Day School in Poughkeepsie, NY. He runs the daily operations of a 6-12th-grade independent school whose mission is to offer a progressive education that liberates the mind, ignites passion and purpose, and provides the world with agile, resourceful, self-directed, community-oriented citizens. JJ graduated…

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Children & Nature Network

Co-founded by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, the Children & Nature Network seeks to reconnect children with the natural world. The website offers ideas, resources, tools, and several initiatives to help children, families, schools, and communities connect with nature and renew their love and wonder for the environment. Initiatives and resources…

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