Pernille Ripp

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Oregon School District

Oregon, Wisconsin

Pernille Ripp is a seventh-grade English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin.

In 2010, Ripp founded Global Read Aloud, a global reading project that has connected more than 500,000 students on six continents. The project has been nominated for two Edublog awards, one for best use of Wikis and the other for Best Social Network for Educators.

Pernille writes on her blog, Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension.

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Posted Aug. 16, 2016

Libraries Are a Place for Students to Be Accepted No Matter Their Background, Race or Religion

I have taught children who have never owned a home. Some who owned several. Others who have lived solely on…

By Pernille Ripp

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Posted Sep. 10, 2015

Why Don’t They Care? My Students Tell Me Why They’re Disengaged

I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still…

By Pernille Ripp

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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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