Markus Rogan ’14 (Los Angeles, MA Clinical Psych.) gave a lecture on “maximum performance under stress” at the Castle Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria in May 2018, on what successful athletes and experienced managers have in common, and how to recognize, understand and benefit from stress. Markus is a psychotherapist and researcher in LA, and a two-time Olympic silver medalist and former world record holder in the 200 meter backstroke.
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