Words matter. Though everything is not in words. Structured times for speaking words and listening to others give voice are a critical part of being human and of doing SEED work. Structured time for reflective silence is, too. SEED helps to create space where people can converse authentically about our life stories and look at them with nuanced care. In this video, poet Naomi Shihab Nye models a way of being and understanding, teaching and learning that resonates with SEED in the way we need to look inward before we can teach or create external change. We appreciate her voice!
Congratulations to SEED Summer Staff Member Christopher Avery, one of the five winners of the 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching!
Just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week, SEED Co-director and English teacher Emily Style's latest article, "Curriculum as Encounter: Selves and Shelves," has appeared in the May issue of English Journal (available to NCTE members only). The piece extends her previous articles on "Curriculum as Window and Mirror" and "Resources and Strategies for Doing Window and Mirror Curriculum Work."