Marian Blue ’08 (Seattle, Cert.) has published many books, including Interpretative Guide to Western-Northwest Weather Forecasts (2018); Artie Kane: Music to My Years–Life and Love Between the Notes as told to Marian Blue and JoAnn Kane (2017); How Many Words for Rain; Sea of Voices, Isle of Story; and Southeast Writers Handbook. Forthcoming is her published interview with Donald Hall, which will be included in Conversations with Donald Hall from University Press of Mississippi.
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