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 Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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