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Secondary Education and Teaching

2008

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Erin Gruwell: Catalyst For Change, Lisa Penrod, Jennifer Edmond May 2008

Erin Gruwell: Catalyst For Change, Lisa Penrod, Jennifer Edmond

Wisdom in Education

On the evening of February 19th, 2008, we had the distinct honor and pleasure of meeting Ms. Erin Gruwell, teacher, motivational speaker and author of The Freedom Writers’ Diary and Teach With Your Heart. Upon being introduced, Ms. Gruwell focused the attention of the audience on her greatest passion, the students. After asking the teenagers to stand and be recognized, she ardently requested that the adults in the room purchase a copy of her book The Freedom Writers’ Diary, for every student present so that they might be inspired by students like themselves.


Erin Gruwell And The Freedom Writers: Two Books Reviewed, Jessica Cannaday May 2008

Erin Gruwell And The Freedom Writers: Two Books Reviewed, Jessica Cannaday

Wisdom in Education

Two books, “The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them,” by the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell, and “Teach With Your Heart,” also by Erin Gruwell will be reviewed herein. Together, they weave an integrated tale of discovery and self-actualization. This is true for both the students who undergo catharsis with diary entries in “The Freedom Writers Diary,” and for Ms. Gruwell who learns more deeply about who she is as a teacher, a professor, and a person, through a heartfelt journey to help 150 at-risk students find ...