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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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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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Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Zoe 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. We have been called to stay home. If we are lucky enough to live in a safe home with people we love, this shouldn’t be…

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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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How to Transform Pandemic Dread

Zoe 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. Like many people, I have been obsessed with reading news about the coronavirus pandemic, scrolling through my #COVID19 twitter feed, and jumping from one source…

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Ideas for Positive Outcomes During School Closures

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here.  Writing this post on March 10, 2020, I have no idea what the future holds for COVID-19 fatalities. Looking back months or years from now, will we determine that we overreacted to a novel coronavirus? Or…

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6 Tips for Developing Resilience

Resilience carries us through difficult, emotionally stressful times. Whether we’re facing grief over the loss of a loved one, anger and frustration with a situation we can’t change, or generalized anxiety and worry about the unknown, our minds and bodies suffer the consequences. When faced with these challenges, sometimes we forget we have a choice in…

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In the Garden of Love and Compassion: An Interview with Vasudha Wanchoo

Vasudha Wanchoo is the Managing Director of Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community. She was born and raised in India and moved to the U.S. in 2002, where she met Gen Lobsang Phuntsok la, the Founder and Director of Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community. At the time, Gen Lobsang la taught Buddhist Philosophy at Jhamtse Buddhist Centers in…

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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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