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Win A Copy of My Book “Passionate Learners”

On May 14th, a dream of mine came true, I became an author with the publication of my first book “Passionate Learners – Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students.”  Since then I have been excited to see readers respond to my book and how they will use it in their teaching lives.  While I have loved this book and writing it has been a very personal journey for me, what matters now is whether it will help others avoid some of the pitfalls I fell into as a teacher.  So to help spread the word and reward all the readers of my blog, we are giving away two copies of my book!  Entering is simple, just leave a comment.  I will pick two winners at random this Friday, May 30th at 10 PM.

Here are what a few people have said about the book after they read it.

I knew even before I read it that Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students was going to become one of my favorite education resources and something I would recommend to every teacher I know.” – Angela Watson

“I strongly suggest that every educator read this book whether they agree or not because ultimately, we are all motivated by doing what is in the best interest of children, right?”    

– Tony Sinanis

“I wish that I had read this book a year earlier as I struggled with being a change maker at my school. Although I have a broad PLN I can call on for support, somehow reading these words felt like an extended conversation with a wise friend. Thank you, Pernille, for your oh so honest story that affirms the gifts and challenges of our vital profession. “

– Joan Young

Print or digital? How wd you prefer to read my new book Passionate Learners? Quick survey:

Now it is your chance to read my book.  Enter below for a chance to win one of two copies by leaving a comment. (Please note there isn’t a print version of the book available at this time, but you can read the eBook on any computer or mobile device.)  The contest ends at 10 PM EST on Friday, May 30th. Good luck!

157 thoughts on “Win A Copy of My Book “Passionate Learners””

  1. I would love to win a copy of your book. I’m a huge fan of your blog. As a person who leads teachers in my district, I have the potential to share your book with hundreds of teachers!

  2. I have been following your blog and passing it on to colleagues for about a year now, so I KNOW that a copy would be a wonderful resource to share. School is often the place where children have the most routine and spend most quality and quantity of time with an adult present. We need to serve several purposes besides just education.

  3. I am an administrator at an elementary school in Madison, AL. I have followed your blog and have encouraged and commented on some of your student’s blogs. I began sharing your blogs with my faculty and staff here at school. Several teachers have taken your approach to introducing the joys of reading to their classes. They love the book talks and the one-on-one conferences. One of the 6th grade teachers had the students make posters of their favorite book(s) and then anyone in the school could sign the poster and comment if they read the book. This encouraged other students to want to read the books listed.
    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and insights. You have helped others more than you know.
    Kathy Miller

  4. I have had this resource on my TBR list as I am always looking for ways to inspire my students towards learning for the joy of the journey. Releasing responsibility for learning back to the learner is essential, and I feel like I could be doing more of giving that gift. I am moving up two grade levels next school year so I look forward to exploring more strategies within this book.

  5. As an Instructional Coach I strive to assist teachers become the best they can be while engaging passionate learners. This would be the perfect book to guide us through to achieve that goal!

  6. I have so enjoyed reading your blog this year. I am constantly inspired by your passion and drive for teaching and life. I have now started my own blog with a wonderful professional friend of mine and I am constantly pushing myself just a bit further out of the comfort zone professionally.
    Thanks for all that you do to share your thinking and learning as a teacher.

  7. I am looking forward to reading your book. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your knowledge and passion for teaching and learning with us!

  8. Congratulations on the new book. Look forward to reading it. I’ve been impressed by the quotes showing up on Twitter as well as your insights on your blog. As an admin at a very diverse campus, I am always looking for resources to help myself and the staff to engage our students and help them take ownership of their learning.

  9. I would love to win a copy of your new book. And if I don’t win one, I’ll have to buy one instead! Congrats Pernille on finishing it.

  10. Truly enjoy reading your postings and twitter account. You bring energy and enthusiasm to the teaching profession. Keep up the great work.

  11. I am always looking for ways to create passionate learners. I intend to read your book and share it with other educators at my school.

  12. That is part of my personal philosophy on Ed!! It brings to light Erikkson’s hierarchy of needs- create a classroom that makes kids feel safe and they will be most available to learn, create and share!
    Thx for being so inspiring!

  13. I’m inspired by your blog so know that the book would also be inspiring, motivating and educational!

  14. I would welcome the opportunity to win a copy of your book. Every summer I am always looking for new books to help inspire my coming year and this book would be a perfect fit. Please know that you have already inspired me thus far in my journey. Keep up the great work!

  15. Found your blog through Pinterest looking for fifth grade ideas…would love to read your book

  16. I’d love a copy of your book! I was turned onto your blog by a fellow teacher here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and I have greatly enjoyed reading your reflections and suggestions. I would be thrilled to read your book and gain even more insight and be even more inspired to make changes in my teaching!

  17. Here is a teacher and blogger that somehow makes me feel more like myself. Thanks Pernille for putting yourself out there like this. As a teacher and aspiring author I appreciate the time and thought you’ve invested in a project that obviously gives you life and brings life and learning to your lucky students.

  18. I would love to have a copy! I follow you on twitter and had a chance to hear you in person at TCEA. Your teaching style is an inspiration!

  19. I am very excited about your book…can’t wait to re-think what I am doing and why! I would love to win a copy to start reading now…

  20. I would love a copy of this book! It is so necessary for our classrooms today! I look forward to sharing the book with my colleagues.

  21. I am so excited to find out about your book and blog. I am a 20 year veteran who is embarking on a journey next year to empower my students even more through Project Based Learning. I teach an inclusion classroom and will be looping up with them. We have started small this year and the kids and I are both so thrilled that our administration is giving us the opportunity to give the classroom back to the kids. I have seen tremendous advantages for my children at all levels. I have been telling everyone who will listen to follow your blog and to pick up your book. Your ideas support my belief that “Kids will not care what you know, until they Know that you care”. It is refreshing to read about others who share the same ideas. I couldn’t help smiling when I saw your post this morning of your classroom “mess” while the kids were learning. Mine looks the same right now and even my OCD tendencies for cleanliness can not overcome the excitement I feel when I see the kids so passionate about what they are learning and creating. We are turning our classroom into a “Museum of Change” next week for our fellow students and parents to observe all that we have learned throughout our journey this last month. Having an authentic audience is so rewarding for them. Thanks for all that you do to share your passion with others. I would love to read your book this summer.

  22. This is a topic that I champion. Teaching is not about ME. Learning is about THEM! I’d love a copy of your book.

  23. As a new teacher, I feel your book would be an invaluable resource. I would love to win this.

  24. My professor showed me your blog tonight and reading your book I feel would be an incredible resource that I could use in the classroom!

  25. After experiencing #GRA13, I am a devoted fan of yours! What you’ve done for readers across the globe is amazing! I can’t wait to read your book.

  26. “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” ~Arnold Glasow

  27. I am hoping to read your book soon, but am already walking that thin line. Allowing control to the learners some times makes me feel like I have been run over and other times makes me feel like a speed bump. When I take back control I am compelled to step away because by doing so, students are empowered.

  28. Teaching is not a job for me. I’ve discovered it’s me to my core! I will be a lifelong learner until the day I die! I am on a quest everyday to find out what makes my students excited about learning. I am vulnerable to my class of 2nd grade geniuses! My students know how important they are too me. I would love to read your book. 🙂

  29. Hi. A mexican new teacher over here, terrified but excited at the same time, avid to read everything he cans to avoid being only ‘one more’. Hope you can help.

  30. I am thinking about making some big changes next year. I would love to have your book as a resource.

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