Creating conversational communities that drive change

Gail Cruise-Roberson, Emmy Howe, Ruth Mendoza

Reflections on ReSEED 7, October 26-28, 2018

By SEED Co-directors Gail Cruise-Roberson and Emmy Howe, and SEED Associate Director Ruth Mendoza. 

ReSEED is a chance for seasoned SEED leaders to reconnect, refresh, retreat and reinvigorate in the company of other SEED folks. The most recent ReSEED, held October 26-28, 2018, came at an important time in our country, as many people have faced one of the most challenging periods in recent memory.

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SEED Helped Make School "Unusually Well Equipped" to Have Conversations About Race

Sujatha Shenoy, in a piece at Quartz, says that SEED was one of the components that made her daughter's school "unusually well equipped to have difficult conversations about race and other sensitive issues" in the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Jr.

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Ann Hite

How SEED Starts with the Personal to Create Change in Schools

A guest post by SEED Leader Ann Hite, a Student Support Coach (supporting students and staff using preventive and Restorative strategies) at Roseville Area Middle School in Minnesota.

Teachers are under a lot of scrutiny these days. I have found that one of the ways we defend ourselves against this critique is by pointing to social disparities over which we have no control (poverty, housing, health care, etc.) and the negative impact those things have on achievement. So, as a White teacher, when I talk about equity with colleagues, I work to stay focused on what teachers can do to make a difference for our students of color.

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