Transforming Curricula and Schools: An Interview with Julie Meltzer

Transforming Curricula and Schools: An Interview with Julie Meltzer

Julie Meltzer has served in a wide variety of roles in education in several states over the past 30 years. Her work has always been within the context of equity and capacity building. She is a systems thinker who collaborates with others to improve education at the local, state, and national levels. Julie is a…

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Reimagining Education: Why Changes are Needed and What We Can Do

Reimagining Education: Why Changes are Needed and What We Can Do

In the United States, the current purpose of schooling is expressed in the mission statement at the U.S. Department of Education website: to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Is this mission sufficient and appropriate for students whose future is threatened by global problems they will be required…

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Humane Education Can Happen Everywhere: An Interview with Lynne Westmoreland

Humane Education Can Happen Everywhere: An Interview with Lynne Westmoreland

Introduction: Lynne Westmoreland was a professional pianist and piano instructor for over thirty years. When deciding on a meaningful path after retirement, she discovered humane education when attending the Washington, DC Green Festival and meeting Zoe Weil. Humane education represented everything Lynne had cared about her entire life, and IHE’s graduate program connected the dots…

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The Solutionary Process: 14 Steps to Developing Solutions That Do the Most Good and Least Harm

The Solutionary Process: 14 Steps to Developing Solutions That Do the Most Good and Least Harm

For today’s blog, we’re excerpting our 14-step Solutionary Process from the newly-revised edition of Zoe Weil’s book, The World Becomes What We Teach: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries. The process is also described in detail in both the Institute for Humane Education’s free digital Solutionary Guidebook for educators and the free How to Be a…

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We Become How We’re Treated

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. For two days, I was treated like royalty. I had a young man as my personal assistant who kept offering to carry my backpack and get me anything I wanted. I had a hair and make-up artist by my side. Everywhere…

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Creating a Globally Competent Generation: An Interview with Dana Mortenson

Creating a Globally Competent Generation: An Interview with Dana Mortenson

Introduction: Dana is the Co-Founder and CEO of World Savvy, a national education nonprofit working to educate and engage youth as responsible global citizens. World Savvy supports change agents in K-12 education to create more inclusive, adaptive schools that ensure all young people can develop the skills and dispositions needed to thrive in a more…

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How Menopause Taught Me What We Can and Can’t Control

How Menopause Taught Me What We Can and Can’t Control

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. In my 30s and 40s, I listened to older friends talk about the hot flashes and disrupted sleep associated with menopause, and I sometimes thought: “It can’t be that bad. So what if you feel a flush of heat? Big deal!”…

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The School of Humanity

The School of Humanity – Accelerating Human Progress: An Interview with Raya Bidshahri

Introduction: Raya Bidshahri is the Founder and CEO of the School of Humanity, a revolutionary online school with a progressive model and skill-based curriculum and a mission to reinvent education to better serve our species. In addition to founding School of Humanity, Raya also founded Awecademy and co-founded various national and international initiatives including The…

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Why the Cycle of Animal Abuse Is Not Only Bad for Animals, It’s Bad for Us

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. Let the pandemic be our wake-up call: if ever there was a time to transform our relationship with animals, it’s now. While the origin of COVID-19 remains uncertain, one of the likely theories is that it originated in a wet market in…

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