Jen Baron ’15 (Santa Barbara, BA) is the Founder and Executive Director of Girls Rock. She was honored by the Association for Women in Communications, Santa Barbara Chapter (AWC-SB) and was presented with the Lois Phillips Founders Award for her efforts to help girls find their voices and become more confident through music.
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