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Why @PernilleRipp Has My Vote In @GOOD’s Great American Teach Off


Pernille Ripp is a finalist in @GOOD’sGreatAmericanTeachOff . What a well deserved honor for her. It is also an opportunity for her to win $10,000 for use in her classroom.

Recently I came across this quote on a calendar: “It’s not the high powered stardom we need. It’s the undemanding acceptance of who we are. The same is true for our students.” This quote got me thinking about Pernille.

Though the stardom is nice, and the recognition that goes with it is lovely, I think Pernille’s stardom comes from her intrinsic knowledge of who she is and what she believes and transferring that into doing the right things for kids. Though I’ve never seen her teach first hand, her style, philosophy and mind set comes across in her blogs. It’s so ingrained in who she is that it’s become how she is.

Whether she realizes it or not, Pernille is a major influence on many peoples’ transformations as educators. Through the way she thinks, teaches and reaches all children, she’s modeled an educational philosophy and mindset, which, in my opinion, is so right. She encourages members of her PLN to think differently and in turn, change their way of teaching. It is evident by the numerous tweets, retweets and comments on her blogs how many people value Pernille and her message. It should be gratifying for her to know that she makes a difference and is impacting the global community. It’s amazing how it goes on and on and on.

Pernille has my vote. She truly deserves to win the Great American Teach Off. Just imagine what a creative person like Pernille could do with $10,000 to further the learning of her students. Let’s help her find out by voting for her.

In my eyes, Pernille is a star. I hope you think so too

Voting in the Great American Teach Off begins Monday, October 3 at 1 PM EST.You can vote for Pernille one time every day by clicking here.

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  1. October 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Oooh ooh, I agree! I’ve been reading her blog posts for quite some time. I love her ideas and how she owns them. She totally fits in with that quote.

    I’m a 4th grade teacher in WV and it is so nice to find someone like minded across the states. And I didn’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to hear someone speak with a ton of klout, but instead I get some of the best ideas and spin on teaching philosophy from someone who does the everyday with kids.

    I’ll be voting!

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