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Teaching for a Positive Future

Since my TEDx talk was released, I have been receiving lots of emails from people wanting to learn how to implement the ideas I shared. I’ve also been hearing from humane educators and groups doing fantastic work across the globe. In my next several blog posts, I will be sharing some of their great work; but to address the most common question I’ve been receiving: “How can I learn more about how to put these ideas into practice?” I wanted to share with you some upcoming opportunities.

The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) is offering its month-long, online course, Teaching for a Positive Future, starting February 7. This course (which offers CEUs from the University of Maine) offers educators anywhere in the world the opportunity to dive into the issues that comprise humane education (human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection); dive into themselves and their passion for teaching; dive into conversation with other passionate educators who want to teach for a better world, and develop new ideas, approaches, and enthusiasm for bringing the most pressing issues of our time into their classrooms.

We have other opportunities for more in depth training as well, including our Summer Institute for Teachers, June 27-July 1, at our beautiful facility in coastal Maine, and our soon-to-be re-launched graduate and certificate programs in Humane Education.


For a better world through education,


Zoe Weil, President, Institute for Humane Education
Author of Most Good, Least Harm, The Power and Promise of Humane Education, Claude and Medea, and Above All, Be Kind

About zoeweil

I'm the co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE). IHE works to create a world in which we all live humanely, sustainably, and peaceably. We do this by training people to be humane educators who teach about the pressing issues of our time and inspire people to work for change while making healthy, humane, and restorative choices in their daily lives. We also work to advance the field of humane education, and to provide tools and inspiration to people everywhere so that they can live examined, meaningful lives. I'm also a writer. So far I've written six books and several articles.


2 thoughts on “Teaching for a Positive Future

  1. Aaah, so many opportunities, so little time. Great suggestion Zoe, I’ll share this with my colleagues at work.

    Posted by David | January 28, 2011, 9:40 am

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