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Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2008

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    This book, like the book, The Freedom Writer's Diary, is amazing. I first fell in love with the movie, and then I purchased the diary of the Freedom Writers, and then I read about Erin Gruwell's new memoir in a magazine and picked that up. This book is incredible!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

        No intertwining of students, racial slurs flying through the

        No intertwining of students, racial slurs flying through the air like paper airplanes. This was the everyday life of students in Polly high school.
    Until one day a new teacher -by the name of Erin Gruwell -stepped into room 203.
    Teach with Your Heart by Erin Gruwell is an amazing story of a teachers unconditional love for her students.
    Throughout the story Erin transformed this segregated, racial class room into one big family.
    It may have been a rough start but they became a family. They even go on class trip, not just ordinary class trips.
    Field trips that actually make a difference in the student’s life. I really enjoyed this book because it showed me that anything is possible and to really stand up for what you believe in.
    Like Erin believed that room 203 could be a family. I defiantly recommend it to the mid- teen group of any gender.
     It talks about 14-18 year old and I believe if they read this, a lot of them can relate to the main characters lives such as Maria's.
    It will truly make a difference in their life, as it did in mine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2008

    A Teacher Who Devoted Her Time To 150 Students

    "What doesnt kill you will make you stronger", the quote Erin Gruwells students lived by day to day. Erin Gruwell, the author of Teach With Your Heart writes about her teaching experience at Wilson High School in California. She helps the "un-ruley" named students raise their grades, graduate and apply for college. Teach With Your Heart is the sequel to The Freedom Writers Diary. This book can get the attention of all audiences from the young to old.<BR/><BR/> Teach With Your Heart gives descriptions of the diversity of students and the challenges they had to go through. It describes how much the students improve along the way and how much they looked up to Gruwell. Gruwell has a motherly impact on 150 students. Gruwell had an impact on these students to improve their behavior and over all self. These students who were given the name "un-ruley" by the faculty now had a chance in Gruwells class. They faced obstacles that they had to over come, and they learned about the Holocaust. Students learned about Ann Frank and met Miep the women who hid the Frank family. Students actual read books they were interested in and wrote daily diarys. The daily diaries were then published into a book called The Freedom Writers Diary. Although this book and The Freedom Writers Diary are two different points of view both books can relate to all audiences.

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