Animal-Free Classrooms? PETA’s Hopes for Education in the Age of COVID-19

This fall, PETA hopes students returning to the classroom will find one thing missing: animals. Here’s why we must reshape and rethink education.

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How to Incorporate Animal Rights Into Your Elective Classes

In some schools, elective course subjects extend beyond the standard art or foreign language classes. More and more schools are incorporating a wider range of electives or bonus classes to help diversify student skills and knowledge. Some schools refer to these as “exploratory classes,” and the subject matter often diverges from the typical K–12 academic… Read more »

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Compassionate Classroom Routines

Be prepared for whatever the school day throws at you with these kind practices.

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5 Compassionate Classroom Door Designs You Need This Year

These door decor ideas will send messages of kindness to your whole school.

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‘Like You, Only Different’ Personality Quiz and Nameplates Icebreaker Activity

Set a compassionate tone for your classroom with playful, informative nameplates.

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This DIY ‘Empathy Ball’ Game Will Be a New Favorite Classroom Icebreaker

Get your students to bond and start thinking about empathy toward animals and each other with this fun activity.

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Order a Class Set of Kindness Pledges

Start the year off right! Foster a compassionate classroom environment by using our printable kindness pledges for grades K–5.

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How to Set Kind Standards for the School Year

Create a compassionate classroom culture early on in order to inspire humane education all year long.

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How to Deal With Opposition to Humane Education in Your School

Not all teachers feel free to teach animal rights or change inhumane practices. These tips will help you find your voice in the face of adversity.

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Make Dissection Digital!

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Get a Veggie Burger in Your School Cafeteria

Everyone, including teachers, deserves a vegan lunch option in the school cafeteria. Follow these easy steps, and you’ll be saying, “One veggie burger, please,” in no time.

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Start an Animal Rights Club at School

Have students who are interested in animal rights? Get them organized!

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Answers to a Humane Educator’s Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about humane education issues? Let TeachKind help!

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Cruelty-Free Classroom Cleaning Products

Make sure that the products you use in your classroom aren’t tested on animals.

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Top 7 Ways to Decorate Your Classroom

Share your love for animals and make your classroom look awesome by incorporating some of TeachKind’s fun classroom decorating tips!

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Epidemic: Kids Hurting Animals

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind