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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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Envisioning New and Better Post-Pandemic Schooling

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today and she has been writing weekly posts about COVID-19. We’re sharing them here. We hope they are helpful to you during this pandemic. Promising to solve all our problems is surely hubris, but transforming schooling comes close to being a panacea for the world’s ills, and there’s…

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Global, Solution-Focused Curriculum Design: An Interview with Elizabeth Crawford

Elizabeth O. Crawford, Ph.D., is a compassionate, dedicated humane educator and Associate Professor of Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she specializes in global, solution-focused curriculum design. Elizabeth was a 2017-2018 Global Teacher Education, Inc. Fellow, an organization whose aim is to internationalize US teacher preparation, and was awarded the 2018…

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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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Critical thinking leads to integrity, confidence, and wisdom

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. When I teach, I often begin my classes by telling students not to believe me. They’re usually surprised by this. It’s uncommon for teachers to discourage their students from believing what they say. What would be the point of schools…

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Pretty Mindful: A Sustainable Clothing Workshop for Tween Girls

by Dixie Espinosa, M.Ed. Valparaiso University Institute for Humane Education June 2019 The purpose of this curriculum is to provide a series of humane education workshops to educate a new generation of conscientious consumers of sustainable fashion. By empowering young girls to be mindful consumers of fashion, they can determine best practices for sustainability that…

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Helping Families Navigate Plant-Based Eating: an Interview with Robin Coarts

Robin Coarts, founder of Plant-Based with Robin, earned her M. Ed. in Humane Education with IHE in 2019 and has since started teaching an online course titled “Plant-Based Parenting in a Fast Food World.” Bringing her graduate program experience to her work, Robin provides support and education to families who are navigating a plant-based journey….

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