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How’s that weekly plan looking? Teaching is a hard job. If anyone needs their job to be easier, it’s you. How about something to make your weeks, months, and even years of early childhood lesson planning a snap? The ©SEEDS of Learning Curriculum guide The ©SEEDS of Learning Curriculum Guide will ease your workload while...
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The Purpose of Data Collection Virginia McManus on the how, why, when, and purpose of data collection at FluentSeeds. As an early educator, Virginia saw how challenging it can be when kindergartners enter school with huge disparities. Some children begin knowing all the letter names and sounds of the English alphabet, while others are having...
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Is your child struggling with reading? Are you seeing them progress more slowly than an older sibling did at that age? Have you been told they need more help? Advocating for our children in academic settings isn’t always easy. Educational acronyms run a veritable alphabet from ADHD to WJIII, and the school system itself can...
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Were we all sold a story? By now you’re likely familiar with the podcast from APM Reports, Sold a Story, detailing how authors and their distributors promoted unproven methods of reading instruction that resulted in immeasurable harm to students for over an entire generation. Well-intentioned educators and decision-makers were convinced to use faulty teaching methods...
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Gratitude for our Funders, Partners, Friends This Thanksgiving season – as always – we feel overwhelmingly grateful for the people who believe in our mission and back that belief with tangible supports to keep us moving forward, spreading SEEDS in an ever-widening circle. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation has been instrumental to our very existence, and...
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Consider these facts:  Fact 1: Two-thirds of American fourth graders–roughly six million children–cannot read at grade level. Fact 2: 95% of children are born with the ability to learn how to read.  Fact 3: We have the power to fix this. Helping a child develop their innate gifts is up to the adults with whom...
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Children in 33 OUSD classrooms are reaping the benefits of high-dosage tutoring this summer, a strategy that has long been a mainstay of FluentSeeds’ frameworks. Beginning with a short, engaging assessment, our trained tutors work alongside coaches and teachers to tailor their instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. High-dosage tutoring in early...
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WELCOME KAMYE! We are delighted to welcome our new Training and Coaching Manager, Kamye Hugley. Kamye is a former Miami Head Start teacher who began her journey with SEEDS in 2019 by attending our 3-5 Train-the-Trainer program. Kamye will be managing trainings to ensure fidelity to the SEEDS model and uphold our standards of providing...
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FluentSeeds is delighted to announce the selection of our new Program Director, Emily Grunt. After a highly rigorous search process, Emily was chosen as the most qualified and best possible fit for this new role, designed to further strengthen and lead a strong, inclusive, equity-driven team culture that advances our mission to ensure every child...
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FluentSeeds stands alongside our partner, Kidango, in support of SB 1047 (Limón), a bill written to expand eligibility for early learning and care programs to infants and toddlers as young as 18 months and make it easier for low-income families to enroll in CSPP (California State Preschool Program). Early childhood education has been proven to...
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