Kristin Leong ’10 (Seattle, MA Education) created Town Hall Seattle‘s 2017 #EducationSoWhite event, a discussion of teacher diversity and turnover, inclusion for students from marginalized groups, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Kristin was a panelist at the second annual #EducationSoWhite event on March 15, 2018. She is also a 2018 Citizen University Fellow, one of 30 international TED-Ed Innovative Educators of 2017, and the founder of RollCallProject.com.
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