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What Teachers Say

Kristin wrote:
"Great fun! I've always wanted to make my own puppets, then I end up resorting to purchasing them. Now I feel that I have the freedom to make a quick puppet that I am happy with."

Jonathan P. Nelson, Secondary Educa wrote:
"Puppetools has been of great value or I wouldn't have put the time into it. You come at learning from an entirely different perspective and have given added depth to my understanding of creativity and learning. Your perspective is unique in education today--play is crucial to learning--and needs to be publicized more so it can be discussed and researched."

Marylin wrote:
"I thoroughly enjoyed the puppet exchange and felt far less self-conscious when the focus wasn't exclusively on me. Another colleague came in to introduce her puppet to my class. Again, the children got their puppets out to introduce theirs in return. The kids are loving every minute of this. This has been the most enjoyable first few weeks of school I can remember!"

Steve wrote:
"From that point on the children performed not for me, but for Bodhi. My fear of creating who I was as Bodhi immediately slipped away---I had not thought that out; but something else magical completely outside of us took over... What an experience."


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Clara Question
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Sindhoo Dragon
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Rainbow Crow
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The Lungs
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Pencil Points
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Musical Notes
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The Stomach
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Mr. Flames
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Broken Heart
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