The Scene with SEEN: Archives

February 2022: Read Across America and Women’s History Month

Dear Local Educators, We developed The Scene with SEEN last March after Read Across America Day. Read Across America Day is celebrated each year on Theodore Geisel’s birthday, and therefore also sometimes known as Dr. Seuss Day, but over the years it has become distanced from Dr. Seuss, and instead celebrates diverse books to help…

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January 2022: MLK Day and Black History Month

Dear Local Educators, Happy New Year! It has certainly been a challenging start to the new year for educators. However, it can be uplifting and invigorating to bring the classroom community together to commemorate and honor figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to celebrate the history of African Americans. In this edition of…

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November 2021: Winter Holidays

Dear Local Educators, We would like to start this month with reflection and question: Consider how your school and your classroom are decorated at this time of year. Will each and every student feel seen and welcomed? Is Christmas given a privileged position? What assumptions do you bring with you and how can you let them…

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October 2021: Transgender Day of Remembrance and Native American Heritage Month & Thanksgiving

Dear Local Educators, This week the Saratoga Springs City School District’s Board of Education had a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop run by Superintendent Mike Patton, Assistant Superintendent Lisa Cutting, and DEI consultant Anna Muñoz. During the workshop, Cutting provided board members with information about the ongoing disparities in the district and some of the…

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The Scene with SEEN

The Scene with SEEN is a monthly newsletter on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for faculty and staff at SSCSD and other area districts. Our goal is to provide teachers with relevant, applicable, and accessible information related to equity and anti-racism in the classroom.

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