By Liz Walch A few minutes before this photo was taken, roughly 35 people were seated in the rows of white chairs, ready to see whatever it was I had displayed on the screen behind me. But no, I had different plans for them! “Ok everyone! How about we all
This past April, HEART program managers, Kristina Hulvershorn and Mickey Kudia, presented at the Association of Professional Humane Educators’ National Humane Education Conference in Seattle, Washington. The presentation titled, Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning through Humane Education, taught attendees from across the country practical steps for incorporating social and emotional
On February 13th, HEART’s Chicago Program Manager, Mickey Kudia, presented a workshop at the bi-annual Critical Teaching in Action Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. This year’s theme for the conference was environmental education and social justice and featured a keynote presentation from Tim Swinehart who co-edited
At HEART, our goal is to bring humane education to all youth throughout the world, and collaborative partnerships have been essential in helping us reach that goal. Most recently, we partnered with The Animal Protectorates (TAPS), and we would like to thank TAPS cofounders Christy Schilling and Shelley Rizzotti as
At HEART, we continually strive to expand humane education. This summer we launched the HEART Certified Instructor (HCI) Program with this goal in mind. Through this initiative, selected individuals with humane education backgrounds are hired and trained to teach HEART programs in their local schools. So far, we’ve hired three
At HEART we strive to bring humane education to as many youth as possible, but we can only teach so many students ourselves. To spread our reach even further, early on we began offering trainings helping teachers learn the necessary tools to teach students how to think critically and compassionately
Why did you become a teacher? Was it to help youth learn how to think more critically and become more conscientious decision makers? Was it to encourage them to become more compassionate citizens? Maybe it was to provide youth with important skills and tools to understand the world around them?
In January, HEART Chicago began its very first Humane Education Apprenticeship Program (HEAP). Four extraordinary individuals were selected for the program and are in the process of learning HEART’s 10-lesson curriculum on human rights, animal protection, and environmental ethics. Each week, participants in HEAP volunteer their time to observe