Eve Psalti ’01 (Seattle, MS Mgt.) was a speaker at the third annual Bett Middle East and Africa Leadership Summit in Abu Dhabi in April 2018. Eve is Global Director of Audience Strategy for Microsoft Education; she is responsible for Microsoft’s strategy for students, educators, business and technical decision makers across K-12 and higher ed institutions.
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