August 2016

Alumna Priscilla Backman to receive Goddard Presidential Award

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College President Robert Kenny will posthumously present Priscilla Ruth Davis Backman with the Presidential Award for Activism during the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, August 21, at 4:00 p.m. in the Haybarn Theatre on Goddard’s Plainfield campus. The Goddard Presidential Award for Activism recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions in the field of social […]

August 2015

Goddard is first in Vermont to offer Bilingual Education Endorsement for Teachers

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College is the first college or university in Vermont to gain state approval to add bilingual education to its teacher education program. The U.S. Department of Education identifies bilingual education as a high-need field in schools that serve low-income students. The Latino population in the U.S. grew by 43 percent between […]

March 2014

4th Annual Dual Language Conference Wrap-Up

At the heart of the fourth annual Dual Language Conference, held at the EDU Seattle Residency on Saturday, February 1, 2014, was the incredibly unified and hardworking core of volunteers that made up the planning committee.  This group of over 30 volunteers was comprised of staff, students, faculty, alumni, and local community members and spent […]

December 2013

Alumna Doyle Canning and The Center for Story-based Strategy

  I met Doyle Canning (BA EDU ’02) this fall during the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Day of Mourning is organized every year on Thanksgiving by the United American Indians of New England and builds a powerful counter-narrative about Thanksgiving. Imagine my delight when I learned that Doyle is a recent […]

August 2013

Poem Written by a Student in Tribute to David Frisby

  Something, Sometimes         by Diana Abath Something told me to move towards you A camaraderie of the skin—yet not that simple A connection of the heart, the mind No—for I knew neither about yours or mine in that moment Something told me to move towards you A message—in your stance, your sitting, your comfort […]

July 2013

Graduation Tribute to David Frisby

This speech was given at the July 14, 2013 Education Program graduation ceremony in tribute to the late faculty member, David Frisby III. (photo of the author and David above). On behalf of the Education faculty, I offer homage this morning to our beloved friend, colleague, wise elder and mentor, Dr. David Allen Frisby III.   […]

April 2013

International Democratic Education Conference

  Goddard College students, along with a few faculty and alumni, met during the January Goddard EDU residency to plan and discuss the role that the College could play in the upcoming International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC). IDEC 2013 will be held in Boulder, Colorado this August 4th through 8th, providing an exciting opportunity for […]

March 2013

Teaching and Learning at Goddard

  I am a long way from becoming a good poet I am much closer, however, to becoming a good person.  I thought about this during my graduation ceremony last weekend in Port Townsend, Washington where I celebrated the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College. Goddard is a […]

September 2012

It Is Time for Radical Learning

It is true that teaching is a radical act; however, in some ways more so is the act of learning.  Our systems of public schooling and higher education would benefit from authentic transformation not only for the purpose of increased student achievement, but also to reconnect learners to what it means to be fully human. […]

The Inside Scoop About the Spring 2013 Seattle Residency

The BA and MA in Education-Seattle program’s spring 2013 semester begins with the Seattle Residency from February 2-9, 2013. The theme of the residency this spring is “The Power of Indigenous Documentaries in Conscientization, Education, and Building Cross-Cultural Collaboration.” Come to Goddard College to work on your Bachelor of Arts or Master of Arts in […]