My work with SEED, both as a member and now a facilitator, has been the most important professional work I have been involved in as a teacher. It has forced me to change the way I plan my curriculum, interact with parents, and work effectively with colleagues.
— Elementary School Teacher, New Jersey
The times when I've felt overwhelmingly busy, when I couldn't fit another item on my day's calendar — those are the times when I appreciated SEED the most. SEED energizes me and connects me to my colleagues as people. It doesn't add to the workload — it almost seems to relieve it.
— Secondary School Teacher, Arizona
One of the most rewarding aspects of my SEED work thus far has been the fact that I have shown myself I am a very capable leader. I am proud that I have been able to facilitate discussions, organize meetings and select material, work through the bureaucracy, and help create an atmosphere of trust and commitment to the SEED goals. My self-confidence has been bolstered by the success of our SEED meetings.
—High School French Teacher, New York
This is not a pull-out course. These readings and discussions are not meant to be read, checked off, and left behind. The members of our group are bringing these discussions into their lives and classrooms. Wherever they are in the process, they are taking the time to think critically about these topics and to bring new perspectives into their classrooms.
—Kindergarten Teacher, Massachusetts