Shari Foos ’94, ’97 (Los Angeles, BA, MA) opened the DIY Human Studio in Santa Monica, CA. The space serves as a brick and mortar location for DIY Human, a “social movement that creates radical human connection in an age when loneliness is at epidemic proportions.” She also published an article published in Thrive Global, titled, “Empathy in A Disconnected World.” Foos is the founder and Creative Director of The Narrative Method, and founder of the Bridge Program.
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