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Jul 30, 2014

Teaching is Not an Exact Science

"Teaching is Not an Exact Science" By Annie Merkley Photo: Eve Megargel presenting at the 2014 Empowerment Symposium Eve Megargel set the tone Monday morning at the Empowerment Symposium with her presentation detailing her journey to become an advocate for enhancing communication amongst individuals on the autism spectru ..
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Jul 30, 2014

Zlata Filipovic Speaks to Freedom Writer Teachers

Zlata Filipovic Speaks to Freedom Writer Teachers By Sofia Shield Photo: Zlata Filipovic speaking to Freedom Writer Teachers at the 2014 Empowerment Symposium During the 2014 July Symposium, our participating teachers were joined by Zlata Filipovic, activist and author of “Zlata’s Diary.”  ..
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Jul 30, 2014

Kate Nash Empowers Young Girls Through Music

Kate Nash Empowers Young Girls Through Music By Taylor Mims Photo: Kate Nash presenting at the Empowerment Symposium During the Empowerment Symposium, The Freedom Writers Foundation was honored to have musician, Kate Nash, speak to Freedom Writer Teachers about the empowerment of young girls through the arts. In 2008, ..
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Jul 30, 2014

Tony Danza Would Like to Apologize to Every Teacher He Ever Had

Tony Danza Would Like to Apologize to Every Teacher He Ever Had By Annie Merkley Photo: Tony Danza at the 2014 Empowerment Symposium Tony Danza became a household name staring in the TV shows “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?” After years of success as an actor from TV, to the big screen, to Bro ..
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Mar 27, 2014

Zlata Filipovic Foreword

The Freedom Writers Diary Foreword by Zlata Filipovic During the years of the Sarajevan war, an unlikely hero emerged from the rubble. 11-year-old Zlata Filipovic, armed with her diary, faced unimaginable odds as her country sunk deeper into hate and intolerance. In an effort to salvage what was left of her childhood, as well a ..
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Oct 25, 2013

Sage Educational Psychology

(http://sagelep.com/) Sage Educational Psychology Katy Tinsley is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has had 20 years of experience in education. Katy now runs Sage Educational Psychology in Huntington Beach, CA. FWF: What is Sage Educational Psychology? Ka ..
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Oct 25, 2013

Teaching Hope One School at a Time

Teaching Hope: One School at a Time The Freedom Writers Foundation has been privileged to come into contact with many amazing people throughout the world. Recently, we were able to meet the founder of My Life My Power, Daniel Puder. Daniel, a former MMA fighter and the WWE’s Tough Enough Champion, founded My Life My Power to &ldqu ..
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Oct 25, 2013

Dealing with Dyslexia

Dealing with Dyslexia A Q&A with original Freedom Writer Sue Ellen Alpizar FWF: What learning disability do you battle with? Sue Ellen Alpizar: Dyslexia FWF: How did it affect your academic performance? SEA: I used to get a lot of negative critiques from teachers, which truly affected my self &nd ..
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Oct 25, 2013

Freedom Writers Diary #70 Dyslexia

The Freedom Writers Diary Diary #70 Dyslexia Dear Diary, John Tu donated thirty-five computers to our class, and what a difference they make! Ms. G said we’re not limited to just using them on English assignments. She’s going to let us use them for projects for our other classes before and after school. The most am ..
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Jun 26, 2013

Fueling The Fire

Fueling the Fire: What we teach about gender can shape the lives of our students By Freedom Writer Teacher, Darnell Moore I was a thirteen-year old, skinny, nerdy looking eighth-grade student when it happened. I can vividly recall walking back from Nelly’s, the neighborhood corner store, a short distance from my grandparent ..
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