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What Are Mirror Neurons? These Brain Cells Can Help Your Students Learn Empathy
With the power of mirror neurons in mind, encourage your students to have empathy for other people and animals.
Debate Kit: Is Speciesism Unethical?
All animals deserve rights and equal consideration, and speciesism is an unjustifiable bias. Have students use this kit to explore the reasons why.
Humane Education Lessons for Building Character
With a little creativity, you can teach any positive character trait through humane education.
Professional Development: TeachKind’s Teacher Training Workshop
Got questions about humane education? TeachKind has answers. Our experienced staff will deliver a free workshop to you and your colleagues about teaching kindness to animals.
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 »
Top 6 Lesson Plans for National Bullying Prevention Month
As mental-health and law-enforcement experts well know, people who demonstrate a blatant lack of empathy by committing violent acts toward animals often go on to harm humans as well.
Nurturing the Whole Student, Starting With Compassion for Animals
Check out these great ways to incorporate compassion for animals into your guidance counseling practices.
Suspected High School Shooter Has Reported History of Animal Abuse
Childhood violence often goes unexamined—until it’s directed at humans.
There’s an Epidemic of Youth Violence Against Animals
Save lives with your lessons: Humane education can reach students before they hurt a human or an animal.
Teach Compassion With TeachKind’s ‘Share the World’
Share the World is perfect for teaching elementary school students the Golden Rule and the importance of compassion and empathy. Order a kit for free!
Teach the Importance of Community Service
Teach your students to help others by encouraging them to do community service.
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“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