Season 2: Episode 11 – Passionate Learners – Interview with Pernille Ripp [Podcast]


passionateIn this episode, we are excited for you to hear from Pernille Ripp, author of Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students AND Empowered Schools, Empowered Students: Creating Connected and Invested Learners. Pernille is a 7th grade English teacher in the Oregon, Wisconsin school district, previously serving in roles as math resource teacher and 4th/5th grade teacher. In 2010, Pernille created the Global Read Aloud; a global reading project that has connected more than 1,000,000 students on 6 continents. The Global Read Aloud continues to be a passion, having been nominated for many awards and highlighted in the US Dept of Education’s National Education Technology Plan for 2016.

Here is what we talked about:

  1. What is the beautiful question behind your book book: Passionate Learners
  2. Talk to us about the importance of a growth mindset for teachers at a time when we are challenged to keep up with the pace of change.
  3. Student voice: Why must we reimagine our approach to student voice and how can we implement the goal of giving our classrooms back to our students?
  4. Share with us your thoughts on moving from “teacher as lawgiver” to “teacher as relationship builder.”
  5. Deep and intentional reflection is clearly the foundation of your own personal transformation and has allowed you to grow professionally and transform your practice. What are some strategies to develop reflective practices in all educators?
  6. Talk to us about homework and how you’ve shifted your thinking to support passionate learners.
  7. Talk to us about behavior and how you’ve shifted your thinking to support passionate learners.
  8. Talk to us about grading and how you’ve shifted your thinking to support passionate learners.
  9. What “beautiful questions” are you currently thinking about?

Join the Conversation

Each episode we leave you with a couple of questions to think about…with the idea of provoking conversation. This episode’s question:

  1. What practices would you like to change in your classroom to empower your learners?
  2. What next steps will you take to make that choice a reality?

Explore Additional Resources – Blogging through the 4th dimension
Global Read Aloud project
Student blogs
Twitter: @pernilleripp
Facebook: Passionate Learners

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  2 comments for “Season 2: Episode 11 – Passionate Learners – Interview with Pernille Ripp [Podcast]

  1. January 27, 2016 at 5:58 am

    The thing I admire about Pernille is that, though she talks about her techniques, it’s not without the prequel of ‘but I used to think this, and here is why I changed’ – it’s a very inviting way to inspire reflective change. Thank you for this episode.

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