Dr. David Blustein, a noted counseling psychologist from Boston College who specializes in the psychology of working, presented a colloquium in the Department of Clinical Psychology on Monday, October 1st. His talk was entitled The Psychology of Working: Exploring the World of Dreams and Disappointments. He discussed issues around the changing nature of the workplace, the meaning of work in people’s lives, and diversity and the workplace. His new book, The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy, has been hailed as revolutionary in the field.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm