You're an educator who wants to think outside of the industrial paradigm? Join our all-access membership community to discover a year in regenerative ed.

Not ready for the membership? Find our a la carte workshops here. 

Contact us to inquire about 1-1 support from Sarah for your personal, professional, or organizational needs.

Join us for the 2023 year as a cohort of school representatives to shift the paradigm of your school.

Earn our project-based certification for educators who want to apply the regenerative principles they're learning through the We Are Verbs core workshops, workbooks, and community.

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Unlearn extractive models & reimagine your role in a living educational system.
 One built for humans to create more thriving, not for cogs to produce more commodities

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what we do

we are radical educators 

Our monthly membership for educators features live (and recorded) workshops, resources, gatherings, and more to help you address the tension that comes with working in a mechanistic system and trying to teach and thrive as a living human. Then float past it.

not this.

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coming together in creativity, solidarity, and the belief that education can make a lot of things better- not just gdp.

Change comes from imagination and creativity. 
We simply can't harness that ourselves, let alone cultivate it in students, if we're stifled.
We need breathing room.

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why do we care? why now?

We are facing a future we know won't look like today, though we're certain of challenges it will contain: health crises, extreme weather,  political division, and more. The solution isn't just more tech. It's reconnection.

We're shifting school culture

We need a new model. But what to base it on? Definitely not industry.

We know we can trust the wisdom of natural systems. So, that's where we start.

Guess what natural systems teach us?
  • nuance, not black-and-white
  • connection, not silos and separation 
  • listening, not shouting 
  • questions, not answers
  • purpose, not compliance
  • pacing, not hurrying
  • beauty, not bottom line
...just to name a few.




Example
 A Pedagogical Practice:  Do Nows/Bellringers

We're thinking about lesson content that creates more life, pedagogy that creates more life, school systems and structures that create more life, communication that creates more life, infrastructure that creates more life, policies that create more life, and the list goes on.

a regenerative education system

industrial (status quo) paradigm

Do Nows Get Kids Working Immediately

Do Nows create a sense of urgency (don't we want that?)

Do Nows create a structure (isn't that a good thing?)

Do Nows can preview the day's work or review the previous day's work.

It seems like Do Nows are a great instructional practice!

Let's double check if there's a way to do them (or not do them) to ensure they're promoting more life by running the practice through just one principle of a regenerative school paradigm: The Edge Principle.


We co-created 7 principles for more regenerative schools

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Applied regenerative principle: the edge principle

First, let's think about it in terms of ecosystems.

Simply put, more life happens on the edges where bioregions overlap. Think about a marsh: animals that live in water and on land meet to create a diverse ecosystem.

If we run Do Nows through this one principle, we can ask: do they feel like isolated parts of our classroom?Or do they overlap other subjects, parts of class, perspectives, emotions, nuances to bring richness, diversity, and joy to the beginning of class?

These questions will help us determine when and how to best use a Do Now. 

It may seem like a lot, running all practices through life-giving principles.

That's why we don't hurry, we start with small elements, and we slowly observe feedback loops--because those are other principles of ecological, life-giving design. 



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our offerings

01

Forest at Center

A cohort for school representatives (any position) who want slowly build programming that will shift the school paradigm-- but, first, we need to start at the center of all that programming: Designing a Food Forest for your school. We work out from there.
Starting 2023

02

We Are Verbs

Join us for twelve months of Regenerative Ed. 12-month group membership for educator-humans who are ready to compost the old industrial educational model and build a regenerative system through living-systems knowledge, art, & practice. 

03

Earn a Certificate in REGENERATIVE DESIGN FOR EDUCATORS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES-- an opportunity to earn a certificate that provides you with knowledge, support, and community to work on your own project. 

 We must transform the educational system from a mechanical system towards a living system in order to have a regenerative future.

Regeneration = more life, more connection,  more health, more awareness, more authenticity, more purpose,  more creativity.

What do folks have to say?

real reviews

meaning-making

"This program was a wonderful introduction into sustainable, holistic, and human models of education. 

Sarah and Jess were fantastic and encouraged all thoughts, ideas, and connections we made as learners. They fostered a supportive environment with various ways to access the material."

- S.A.

creative thinking

“This program provided unique benefits to me as an autistic adult interested in helping to make education more universally accessible for all learners.

It not only helped me clarify a direction for my future work in this area, but it gave me space to engage in much needed conversations that facilitated my ongoing social-cultural-linguistic development and helped me engage in more playful and creative ways of thinking overall.

- S. W.

it's simple

"Not only was it valuable for myself, but I am now able to share this information in an easy to understand and accessible ways to my students and colleagues" 

- Stephanie

hey there.

We're sarah
and Jess.

We're education professionals, community organizers, "regeneration" activists, coaches, herbalists, gardeners, yoga teachers, and systems thinkers. Our work with living systems outside of the ed system gives us a unique point of view for our careers inside the system. We're listening, learning, making connections, and teaching. 

We connect the seemingly unconnected to help us plot a course for an education that actually works to build thriving selves, communities, and Earth.

twins, educators, community organizers, coaches, land stewards


Sarah and Jess are 

inspirational, transformative leaders

Deborah Evans, education doctoral student, College of Ed, UMass Amherst.

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what do we mean by regeneration?

The Regenerative Ed Podcast exists to muck through all the hard questions about why we're doing what we're doing, how we got here, and how we can completely transform the system through huge AND small shifts.

NO. 1 - The mechanical Mind

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No. 32 - Slow food, slow fashion, slow... schooling?

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No. 12 - Finding the Rhythm during a pandemic

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Jump start formal or informal conversations among colleagues, community members, students, and even your own family members about a future-giving way of re-doing education.  

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