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What Do We Do Now

What Do We Do Now

On Tuesday the video highlighting the amazing work my students do was released by Microsoft to the world. On Tuesday I went to Youtube to watch it. On Tuesday, I saw the comments left below it. “Indoctrination…Lose her job…Islam is evil…” My heart sank and my first reaction was to ask Microsoft to please close the comments to shield my students. To shield them from the hate of others who do not seem to see the bigger picture. From those that are bound and determined to spread more hate. It seems we have seen a lot of this lately, even more than we have in a long time.

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Mass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp helps students discover their superpower as a middle school teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than 1,00,000 students. Her book Passionate Learners - How to Engage and Empower Your Students is helping teachers change the way students feel about school. Her other book Empowered Schools, Empowered Students is meant to give others the courage to change. Follow her on Twitter @pernilleripp.