Matt Marr ’09 (Los Angeles, MA Clinical Psych.) is the host of the “Dear Mattie Show,” a weekly advice podcast that addresses listener emails with humor and compassion on topics of love, sex or any of life’s challenges, with the help of guest hosts.
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