Creating conversational communities that drive change

The Quilting Challenge: for every classroom

SEED QuiltQuilts are back in fashion
needless to say

it works this way:
students bring their own cloth patches
teachers provide needles and thread

then learn so-and-so’s name
as part of the art
of classroom quilting

Watch as they practice
their stitch in time

fashioning their pieces
creating their own covering

unraveling threads
often re-stitching

in a curriculum which needles them
but also beckons their involvement
with its production of warmth

For the rank-and-file
this is no ordinary production line

rather a sewing circle
gathering regularly

— Emily Style, 1986

Tags: Curriculum Poems Schools & Education

— Cheryl Robinson, Supervisor, Office of Minority Achievement, Arlington Public Schools, Virginia

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