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 May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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