Gruwell's methodsErin Gruwell successfully engages a difficult group of at risk students. Which of her teaching strategies do you think were most effective and why? Why do you think the students...

Gruwell's methods

Erin Gruwell successfully engages a difficult group of at risk students. Which of her teaching strategies do you think were most effective and why? Why do you think the students responded to Gruwell's methods?

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The teaching stragegy that I found most effective was her finding the bridge between education in the classroom and the realworld, connecting learning to life experiences. She didn't teach in a system-imposed or self-imposed vacuum. I think her students responded to her methods because they were fresh, innovative, and creative--a real change from the norm and one that took them beyond the limitations of their own daily lives. She opened their minds, widen their worlds, and engaged them in experiences they could not have imagined without her leadership--the essence of genuine education.

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lucky90 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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yap, I sure that, she really braved to face the great challenge with her teaching strategy by journaling daily thoughts, even her students haven't honored and tursted to her. but i really respect to her, and i expected most of peoples in this world have good experience like her.....

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spazzer23 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

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Well she teaches by getting the kids into the disscusion by dressing up and using accents, also she makes them journal, than last but not least goes on field trips

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