Sheila Simpson-Creps ’10 (MA Counseling and Art Therapy) recently opened a private practice office in Anacortes, WA. She is an art therapist/licensed mental health counselor specializing in grief and loss, trauma recovery, attachment enhancement (a short-term 12-week process with one parent and child age 3-6), and stress reduction.
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