The Educate Regenerate Philosophy
At Educate Regenerate, I work at the intersection of Environmental Education, Critical Pedagogy, and Social-Emotional Learning. I integrate learning approaches that serve immediate needs while preparing students to succeed in a world of their own making.
I value learning that empowers, restores, liberates, and transforms. I promote strategies that serve students, educators, their local community, and the Earth. And I recognize that learning is inherently political, and actively engage in the necessary inner and outer work to promote justice.
To put it simply, I believe education has the power to change the world.
empowering educators to
in themselves + their students + the planet
Hi, I'm Dana!
Hi! I'm an educator, gardener, systems designer, and dreamer. I've taught in forests, prisons, barns, living rooms, community gardens, and just about everywhere in between. And there's been some classrooms in there, too, of every size and shape imaginable.
I know the struggle. I know the restrictions, the turn-over, the lack of resources. The ever-shifting demands, the politics, the chaotic classrooms. I also know that this old model of education doesn’t work; it doesn't lead to genuine learning, support students’ needs, or connect to the real world.
But there's a different way.
Using regenerative education practices, I’ve collaborated with school and program leaders to help them transform their teaching practice and design learning experiences that are engaging, authentic, and life-changing--for both the students and teachers. I’m passionate about nurturing the leaders and change-makers we need to tackle big challenges like climate change and social inequality.
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"[Dana] demonstrated a deep commitment to learning and professional development, for herself and her colleagues. She is a great team player... [She] demonstrated expertise and integrity in all aspects of her work. She is thoughtful and kind, and extremely organized.”