Sociocracy in Schools Conference:
Empowering Youth in Education
January 15, 2022
Imagine a world where consent decision-making is a part of the school curriculum. Imagine a world where students have a voice in the governance of their school, a world where children and youth are empowered to decide collaboratively on issues that are important to them.
That world exists, today, in schools and youth organizations that use sociocracy. Sociocracy in schools allows students, teachers, parents, and administration to all be heard in decisions about topics such as the class schedule, shared finances, the rules of the school, the school environment, and pedagogy.
At our 2022 conference, we had speakers on topics ranging from nuts and bolts of the selection process and conflict resolution, to stories about youth activism, and many case studies with real-life examples of sociocracy in schools and with youth of all ages. You will hear from alumni, school leaders, consultants, and advocates in these recordings. This conference was produced by the Schools and Youth Circle of Sociocracy for All as a part of a grant received from the Rising Foundation to support teaching sociocracy and self governance in schools to youth and youth educators.
Learn more by watching recordings below!
Sociocracy in Schools 2022 Conference Program
This conference was on January 15th, 2022
This presentation’s recording is under review. Presentation slides can be found here. To find out more about the presenter’s work please visit: Wondering School: www.wonderingschool.org School Circles: www.schoolcirclesfilm.com Description This will be a Q&A […]
Description A look at Grace Cafe, a “nano-school” based in South Africa, that uses Sociocratic principles to live out their learning hub in a high potential, under-resourced, high-crime environment. Presenter […]
Description If you say school you can say conflicts. It is life, it is normal. Since NVC and sociocracy have crossed my way, in this order, I am in the […]
This presentation was not recorded. To find out more about the presenter’s work please visit: Tobias Leugger’s website Description This will be a case study presentation about Unico, a private […]
Comparison of Sociocracy in Rainbow Community School, North Carolina, and Montessori Children’s House, Washington State (John Buck, Renee Owen, and Angela and Robin Spayde)
Description The presentation will explore insights and lessons learned from implementing sociocracy in two different schools. There will be a short presentation about Rainbow Community School, K-8, where sociocracy has […]
Description An alumnus from High Mowing School describes his experience with using a sociocratic model for class meetings and student council at a Waldorf boarding school; its benefits and pitfalls, […]
Sociocracy in Youth Activism: How Youth Power Coalition is Building a Sociocratic Movement (Deborah Chang)
Description Youth Power Coalition is youth leaders and adult allies advocating for young people to have decision-making power in all spaces where decisions impacting young people are made from nonprofit […]
Description What drives meAs the first sociocratic school, we are now looking back on 8 years of experience. The FRISCH school is organized completely sociocratic with everyone who is involved: […]
Description Do you remember the last time you participated in a democratic election? What did you feel when you put down your vote? Have you been elected, or was someone […]
Description Join us to hear about our school, and discuss our experiences of education. The New School is an alternative non-fee-paying school in London. We are driven by giving every […]
Description The introduction of sociocracy into schools is in some ways a continuation of the democratic school movement, in which challenging the concept of a compulsory curriculum has always been […]
Description As Scotland looks to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into law, we at the University of Highlands and Islands share Sociocracy as a form […]
Description The Integrale Tagesschule Winterthur is an alternative secondary school located in Winterthur, Switzerland. In this presentation, we will focus on specific steps that enabled ITW to include all people involved […]
Description In this session I will share the case study of a free Montessori school, the first in Austria, where sociocracy has been fully implemented for three years now. We […]
Power and trauma: what we learned from 6 years of running a school with sociocracy (Thomas Marshall and Fleur Mathet)
Description We started the first democratic school in France in 2014, La Croisée des Chemins. The project was run with sociocracy from the beginning until the school was closed in […]
Description We will present the case about using rubrics to improve learning sociocracy in teams and organizations, and we will discuss creating a collaborative effort to share experiences and tools […]
This presentation was not recorded. To find out more about the presenter’s work please visit: https://soziokratiezentrum.org/profiles/anja-ritter-2-2/ Description First I will present the Erasmus project for sociocracy in schools. Then I […]
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