HEART has partnered with Collegio San Carlo, a high school in Milan, Italy for the past several years teaching a human rights elective via computer. Last spring was the first time we included a social media service project as a means of observing International Human Rights Day.* This past spring
By Kristina Hulvershorn My very best moments as a humane educator have always been when the learning becomes impassioned and active. What I mean is that too often, learning is viewed as words on a page or time spent between passing periods. When humane education is viewed for what it
Over the summer, I attended a workshop by The Toolbox for Education and Social Justice about using non-competitive, collaborative games in the classroom. I’ve used games before in my lessons because they are fun and engaging; however, this workshop inspired me to think critically about the types of games I
By Liz Walch When I teach the lesson on dog and cat homelessness and overpopulation as part of HEART’s Taking Action For Others program, there are always two pieces of information that get a “Whoa!” from the students. The first is that there are at least 8 million homeless dogs
By Liz Walch Humane education and classroom engagement go hand in hand. First, bringing humane education into the classroom increases student engagement and empowerment. Second, strengthening student engagement during humane education lessons increases the students’ interest, knowledge, creativity, and caring for the topics at hand. Here are three recommendations to
By Chris Parrucci Humane Education isn’t a subject in school or a fun topic for an after-school program; humane education is a movement. It is a movement that advocates for children, who are more than test scores, more than soon-to-be participants in the workforce. At it’s core, humane education aims
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”.
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