Tom Borrup ’15 (GSLC, PhD) was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Gwangju Urban Design Forum in Korea. He also published the chapter titled, “Creative Placemaking: Arts and Culture as a Partner in Community Revitalization” in Arts and Cultural Management with Bloomsbury Academic. Dr. Borrup is the Principal for Creative Community Builders and Director of Graduate Studies for The University of Minnesota’s College of Continuing Education.
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