This post was written by Emily Cleveland, our Toddler 2s teacher.  It’s a wonderful example of what social justice looks like in our younger classes.   There have been a lot of big feelings when it comes to needing space, sharing, and taking turns. We decided to do a spur . . . Read More

Remember Me

This post was written by Deb Hopkins, our Preschool 4s teacher. Remember me Though I have to travel far Remember me Each time you hear a sad guitar Know that I’m with you the only way that I can be Until you’re in my arms again Remember me –Remember Me . . . Read More

Organic Conversations

This post was written by Gabryella Behnke, our 1st/2nd grade teacher. Last week, I had the privilege of leading a staff meeting that focused on what social justice and social-emotional learning looks like in the 1st & 2nd grade class. The lead teachers have taken turns presenting their practices and . . . Read More


This post was written by Mindy Bender-Webster, our PreK lead teacher. Preschool-age children often connect to others through physical touch. They may sit closely to a friend while looking at a book, hold hands in the hallway, playfully push during a game of tag, or share an affectionate hug. Therefore, . . . Read More

Among Other Humans

This week I’ve had the opportunity to observe our three youngest classes as part of our annual teacher evaluation process.  Additionally, we had another teacher presentation from our professional development series featuring classroom practices.  These experiences, as well as more time doing playground supervision, gave me plenty to write about.  . . . Read More

Promoting Social Justice

In reflecting on my own social justice lineage, I sometimes find it challenging to separate my own journey from the school’s.  An event that occurred, which certainly shifted my commitment to social justice work, was George Floyd’s murder in May of 2020.  This was the blog I wrote the week . . . Read More

Where Gandhi Sat

To be fully transparent, I’ve had trouble focusing on my work this week.  It’s not that I haven’t tried, my mind is merely elsewhere.  I made a list of upcoming projects to inspire concentration, and still my attention wanders to faraway beaches on the Arabian Sea, and brightly colored clothing . . . Read More

Talking Makes a Difference

Continuing the reflection about the Seed’s social justice lineage, I found this post about Elsie Moore in the archives.  One of the most important lessons we all learned from her was the value of a continuing conversation about race and social justice.   (reposted from the Awakening Seed general website, . . . Read More

Girls with Dreams

A practice I’ve started recently is reflecting on my social justice lineage.  One of the most important figures on my list is Dr. Elsie G. Moore.  Here is what I wrote about her in 2022.  (re-posted from Awakening Seed general website, 2.24.22) I first met Elsie Moore in the late . . . Read More