Humane Educator's Toolbox: The New Heroes | @HumaneEducation @OPB @PBS

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Many people hear about child slavery or child prostitution or poverty or other social ills and shake their heads and feel sadness and anger…and then go on about their lives, not sure what they can do to make a difference. The PBS series The New Heroes features changemakers who have stepped up and taken positive action to help those in need. Hosted by Robert Redford, the 4-hour series profiles 12 social entrepreneurs from around the world who are making a positive difference for others...

The companion website includes profiles of the featured changemakers, as well as lesson plans for teachers to use in their classrooms and tips for parents to help them raise caring, compassionate, committed citizens...

The stories of these heroes serves as a model for how we can all become ordinary heroes, as well as a tool for inspiring humane educators and their students to find ways to engage in the heroic in their own lives.

It’s easy to become depressed and pessimistic about the state of the world, but seeing these heroes in action can uplift your spirits and infuse you with new hope, passion, and commitment. Be sure to check it out!

via Humane Educator's Toolbox: The New Heroes | Humane Connection.