being me, reflection, Student-centered

In Which I Get to Discuss Transforming Your Classroom

Once in a while, I get asked to do a podcast to share some ideas.  I hardly ever say no because I so enjoy having conversations with people and always feel like I have made a new connection in this great wide world.  This podcast with Rob Smith from The Interactive Teacher was no different, am invigorating conversation that made me think of what in the world it is I really do, another chance for me to herald the virtues of my husband, to share the story of the Global Read Aloud, and also to ask teachers to trust their students more.

Thank you Rob for having me on and also for making me think!  I am so looking forward to listening to all of your other interviews.

To listen to me babble, go here.


I am a passionate (female) 5th grade teacher in Wisconsin, USA, proud techy geek, and mass consumer of incredible books. Creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, Co-founder of EdCamp MadWI, and believer in all children. I have no awards or accolades except for the lightbulbs that go off in my students’ heads every day.  First book “Passionate Learners – Giving Our Classroom Back to Our Students Starting Today” will be released this fall from PLPress.   Follow me on Twitter @PernilleRipp.

1 thought on “In Which I Get to Discuss Transforming Your Classroom”

  1. Pernille, it was a real honor to speak with you about Global Read Aloud, and your talk has really inspired me to ask the question: if people read what I write and then see what I do, then are they going to see an authentic match or not? Thank you for being so transparent and open and available. You have so much to teach the world.

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