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Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

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May 23rd 2013:Becoming a Catalyst for Change

One of the greatest crimes in education is to write off students as incapable of learning. It is important to recognize students are diverse and learn differently. Written "off” students deserve a second chance, they are our future. By fostering an educational philosophy that values and promotes diversity, you can transform students’ lives. What are Freedom Writers and what's the importance of writing a Freedom Writers Diary? Educators and parents must be catalysts for change. Erin Gruwell is the educator whose character was portrayed by Hilary Swank in the movie Freedom Writers, will be my g

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Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an author, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. By fostering an educational philosophy that values and promotes diversity, Erin transformed her students’ lives. She encouraged them to re-think rigid beliefs about themselves and others, reconsider daily decisions, and ultimately re-chart their futures. Erin and her students captured their collective journey in The Freedom Writers Diary. Erin founded the Freedom Writers Foundation where she currently teacheseducators around the world how to implement her innovative lesson plans into their own classrooms. She created the Freedom Writers Methodology, a progressive teaching philosophy and curricula
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