Going to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention this week in Boston? Please come to the Friday afternoon (D.51) session on "Democratically Inclusive Classroom Strategies" led by SEED Founder and Senior Associate Peggy McIntosh, Co-director Emily Style, SEED Summer Staff Members Donald Burroughs and Dan Cohen, and SEED Leader Diane Waff.
I want to express my appreciation for the opportunity to represent SEED at the 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference held in Oakland, California, November 6 to 10, 2013. It was an important chance to not just promote SEED and the summer New Leaders’ Week, but to also meet so many educators from around the country, pre-K through graduate schools, committed to restoring education to its proper place as merging one's thirst for knowledge with the ability to teach as well as learn.
SEED Co-director Emily Style wrote "Curriculum as Window and Mirror" in 1988, shortly after she and SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh held the first week-long summer workshop of what would become SEED. It has remained a key piece that informs the work of SEED leaders ever since. Read it for the first time, or reread it to see what resonates with you now.