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Passionate Learners – My ISTE 2015 Ignite

On Sunday, I had the incredible privilege to give an Ignite speech at ISTE 2015.  An Ignite is a 5 minute speech with 20 slides where they automatically advance every 20 seconds.  I have never been to ISTE and I have never given one of these before, so I took a chance and spoke about what it means to break the rules a little…

If you are wondering how you can break the rules to create a classroom full of passionate learners, the 2nd edition of my book Passionate Learners is being released on September 22nd!

I am a passionate teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin, USA but originally from Denmark,  who has taught 4th, 5th, and 7th grade.  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.  The second edition of my first book Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students” is available for pre-order now.   Second book“Empowered Schools, Empowered Students – Creating Connected and Invested Learners” is out now from Corwin Press.  Join our Passionate Learners community on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @PernilleRipp.

8 thoughts on “Passionate Learners – My ISTE 2015 Ignite”

  1. I’m going to share this. My philosophy is exactly the same. I do what is right for students and manage the way teachers and principals react afterward. My students love coming to school and so I continue to break the rules a little to make that happen. When I think about what that means, I’m embarrassed for public school education. When did reading aloud a little bit longer and letting kids have an extra five or so minutes of recess in the morning become breaking the rules. This isn’t a mill we’re running.

  2. Did you hear my standing ovation! I applaud you and I will share this with other educators. I love rule breakers!! If we don’t who will? Students need more teachers like this. Passion with a purpose is my 2015 mantra and to do this you need to be brave and find that passion and ignite it, don’t fight it!

    Thank you!

  3. I loved loved this! I CANNOT wait to read your new book. Thanks to Twitter, I have been able to see the great things happening in education now. I love the inspirational teachers–like you–standing up and sharing yourself. I feel so energized by you all and look forward to making changes in my classroom this fall. I want to be part of this change. Thanks for being brave. I appreciate YOU!

  4. I was sorry to see that this video was made private. We had spoken about it on the lunch line at Edscape in New Jersey. I thought I’d take another look. Have a great day!

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