SEED Co-director Jondou Chase Chen, senior lecturer in the Education, Equity and Society program of the University of Washington's College of Education, spoke recently at one of the College's brief faculty EduTalks and shared why storytelling is at the heart of SEED--and of educational justice.
Administrators from public and private schools came together in March 2014 to share what SEED has meant to them and to their communities. We hope you enjoy this short video about how SEED helped them better value their own voices and those of their students and children, spark conversations for change, and improve school climate.
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!