By Claire Howe A few months ago, HEART joined forces with Oregon Humanities to host Portland’s first “Conversation Project” focused on humane education. Oregon Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is on a mission to “connect Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities”.
For the first time ever, HEART recently allowed students to take over their social media for an entire day. The students wrote a blog, Facebook posts, and Twitter tweets regarding an issue that concerned them. This social media campaign was a culminating project for their Human Rights course, an elective
HEART regularly welcomes interns who are interested in learning more about how to teach humane education. This fall, the Portland office welcomed Ange Suprowicz, a former music industry employee from Berlin. We sat down with Ange to hear more about her passion for humane education and her deep seated desire
In a word: everything. In my years as a teacher and as a practitioner of social emotional learning, I have come to understand a simple truth in education, behavior, and discipline. Success in these fields depends on the creation of a community where people are heard, cared for, and everyone
Teaching elementary students about farmed animals is a tricky topic. Students this age are developing both intellectually and emotionally, and we want to shield them from information that might be disturbing, including facts about how animals are raised for food. However, elementary students are also developing their own sense of
Last spring, HEART remotely taught high school students from Collegio San Carlo, a school in Milan, Italy, about human rights and activism. It was up to the students in the class to choose an issue they were concerned about and do a service project related to their topic. As a
By Jeannie Russell One of the newer programs HEART has embarked upon in the last year takes place in a different setting from our usual school-based classes, reaching out instead to bring humane education into the community through the New York Public Library system. In addition to the public school
HEART has worked with educators in Italy, China, and the Galapagos Islands who were all interested in bringing HEART’s programs to the youth with whom they work. Even though a program’s content might need some modifications to be culturally relevant, at its core, humane education is relevant to everyone. Comprehensive