Proactive Approaches to Bullying Prevention: Two Schools Share Their Success

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Bullying Prevention  goes hand in hand with honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who stood up for what he believed in, even when that was a very difficult thing to do. Martin Luther King Jr. serves as an exemplar for students who … Continue reading “Proactive Approaches to Bullying Prevention: Two Schools Share Their Success”

What is your school doing for others? Reflecting on Service Learning

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Though a simple question, it is one we can never ask our students enough. The Corporation for National and Community Service urges us to consider the Martin Luther King Day, “a day on not a day off” … Continue reading “What is your school doing for others? Reflecting on Service Learning”

Teaching Animal Appreciation: A Pathway to Character

by Zoe Weil President, Institute for Humane Education What should character education teach students about kindness to animals? At first, the answer to this question might seem obvious: people of good character treat nonhuman animals with respect and consideration; therefore, we should educate students to be compassionate and responsible citizens in relation to other species. Role models for good character, … Continue reading “Teaching Animal Appreciation: A Pathway to Character”

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