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SERVICE The return to classrooms and in-person events did not materialize this year as we all had hoped, yet despite more pandemic-related challenges, FluentSeeds and our incredibly resilient partners were still able to continue service to children and families throughout the country. Service, to us, means closing the achievement gap. For far too long teachers,...
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DECEMBER, 2021 For some, this year has been a 2020 redux, with continued isolation and confusion surrounding guidelines for social interaction and general unease about the future. Our hearts go out to all who are struggling; Covid and the resulting shift did not affect us all equally. We recognize that we have been fortunate to...
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GENEROSITY Is your email inbox flooded with requests this #GivingTuesday? We are guessing it well may be, because as a teacher, educator, childcare giver, or parent, you are likely to be one of the generous ones, continually giving of your time, talent, and resources. We won’t ask you to contribute more today, but instead want...
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Michael Hall Virtual field trip and Giveaway On April 22nd, two lucky classrooms received a visit from children’s author, Michael Hall.  FluentSeeds teamed up with Michael Hall to bring an interactive virtual experience to two SEEDS of Learning classrooms. FluentSeeds hosted a social media contest for all SEEDS of Learning certified educators. Teachers posted photos...
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Photograph from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and Kidango Happy Teacher Appreciation Week We are so grateful for all of our SEEDS educators. The FluentSeeds team wants to express their gratitude for the SEEDS community through quotes and poetry. When asked about what they appreciate about the educators they get to work with, the FluentSeeds Coaches...
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by Kenneth Rainin Foundation | Apr 19, 2021 | Education Blog SEEDS of Learning’s rigorous teacher development model increases early reading proficiency among students in Bay Area schools, a game-changer for countering systemic discrepancies and racial inequities after a year of remote learning Oakland, CA — As schools begin reopening, teachers are facing an intensified challenge of how...
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SEEDS at Sandcastle When asked to share a little bit about her history with SEEDS of Learning, long time SEEDS friend Wendy Jackson was overjoyed to share her success stories from implementing the SEEDS framework at her Child Care Center. Jackson is the Assistant Director of Sandcastle Child Care in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As a...
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2020 Impact Report Opening Letter from Director Dana Cilono, This year has been one of hardship and loss, but also of innovation and awakening. The pandemic forced us to rethink traditional education and professional learning and innovate how we combat racial inequities.  We’ve also learned that the SEEDS framework, rooted in relationships and capable of...
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Repeated Read Aloud It is no secret that children’s literacy is important, but supporting literacy learning is tricky. Educators have numerous ways of teaching their young pupils the essentials of reading. However, it is not always easy to make those literacy lessons stick. Until third grade, children are learning to read, and after third grade,...
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Science of Reading On November 4, Margaret Goldberg and Alanna Mednick shared their exploration of the art and science of reading on Amplify’s podcast titled Science of Reading. The host, Susan Lambert, Vice President of Elementary Literacy Instruction at Amplify Education, invites guests to join her in discussing the multi-faceted world of early reading. Last...
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