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Resource Teacher Oakland,CA

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Thank you.

Life Skills Support Teacher

Can anyone but me see the

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Can anyone but me see the irony of using a Norman Rockwell portrayal of American education as a symbolic backdrop for what Lucas and his GLEF represents in his blog post? Give me the demure school marm any day over the typically ill-prepared Millennial and their poor fashion choices, their unspeakably ugly tattoos, and their coarse pop culture inspired mannerisms and speech.

Parent of three lower school boys in Denver and author of a parenting blog

I love this article and feel

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I love this article and feel fortunate that I had a number of teachers who made a positive impact on me. I recently learned about a young teacher in Colorado who is working hard to meet the needs of his diverse classroom of second graders and thought I would share. http://voices.yahoo.com/the-pioneer-spirit-thrives-colorado-classrooms-1...

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Thank you Betty for your reply.It`s so encouraging to see initiatives like Edutopia . At this point I believe that a real reform in education will come from the bottom up. Interested and involved parents, passionate teachers connected on platforms like Edutopia can do more than policy makers constrained by their own regulations and political agendas.I will definitely participate in your future projects and I will try to get more parents and teachers involved.

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Thank you Betty for your reply.It`s so encouraging to see initiatives like Edutopia . At this point I believe that a real reform in education will come from the bottom up. Interested and involved parents, passionate teachers connected on platforms like Edutopia can do more than policy makers constrained by their own regulations and political agendas.I will definitely participate in your future projects and I will try to get more parents and teachers involved.

Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

Hi George Bartan -- Thanks

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Hi George Bartan -- Thanks for your note. We agree that parents play a critical role. It is our plan to pilot a new Parents section here in the Edutopia blog. I hope you will join us for that and even contribute!

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Dear George,
Thank you for your commitment and support of education & education technology. One of my favorite teachers took us to see Return of the Jedi in grade 3 & she had a talking car. Star Wars, technology & teaching - all the 3 best things all at once!

I LOVE the philosophy and approach of Edutopia. It's a gold mine for teachers § administrators of all levels.

As a Canadian, I get sad when there are aspects of what you guys do that we can't tap into, or aren't tied into our curriculum. I hope that you would consider crossing the boarder one day to a Canadian branch - we would be all over it!!

Thank you again for your dedication to education, and in particular meaningful integration of technology to enhance teaching & learning.

Cheers,
Sasha Žekulin
Education Technology Consultant
Vancouver, BC, Canada

George,you have done a great

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George,you have done a great job with Edutopia. I am not a professional teacher but a parent interested in his child education and I have found interesting ideas here. I am a firm believer in PBL and I have tried to share my projects on www.aviation-for-kids.com. My suggestion will be to create in Edutopia a section for parents, too. It`s not just the teachers that contribute to our children education but also the parents.In a world where information is available is in real time, anytime and everywhere, the education process has changed and we need a partnership between the educators as facilitators of this transfer of information and the parents.

Social studies teacher & educational technology adjunct pursuing an Ed.D.

Thank you, George!

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Thank you, George!

co-founder I am Bullyproof Music

Thank you for rocking the world

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First off, thank you so much for Edutopia! I find myself pinning and tweeting articles from this wonderful site almost every day! There's such a great wealth of new thought and inspiration here. It's impossible not to be inspired to share it all.

Also, good luck on the SF Museum. We close our eyes and envision envision envision. It will be incredible.

Years ago, I was lucky enough to serve as ringleader to a giant batch of songbirds in Santa Barbara known as "Lessia's Crew". Kids called Crew their church because it was so heavenly! Our rule was "Egos at the door" and it stuck. As young people shared challenges with me daily, I'd scribble helpful insights into songs that were fun for them to sing. Oh, the hugs of gratitude I received for doing that!
"Your songs stick in my head like glue and change up my attitude!" I was tickled pink as, all of a sudden, I began hearing back that so many young lives were changed up as attitudes began changing up. "Poor me" turned into "Oh, that's just that." "Lessia--I quote your songs to all my friends. You're saving them too!"

That's how IABPM was born. We now have a classroom program-- tunes with SEL lesson plans for 1-8. Everything simply evolved organically. We're off to a great start--educators are loving us. Hopefully, we'll grow and grow.

I really enjoyed your interview (pinned it!) in which you suggested we clue kids in on how the media really effects us. Yes, fast music excites us, certain colors urge us to buy. That's what IBPM is all about--handing kids a better chance in the world by arming them with insight. Our material is not full of empty blah blah plattitudes, it's deep and full of meaning. At least that's what kids tell us!

Thank you for all you do, Mr. Lucas! You really rock the world.

Sincerely, Lessia Bonn
PS. Huge sci fi geek here. Thanks for the movie magic too.

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