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What Teachers Say

Joyce wrote:
"After three days of using puppets a la Puppetools, I found out how easy they are to work into the curriculum."

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!"

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."

Sandra L., (High School) wrote:
"I thought I would learn to make puppets. I learned so much more. I've discovered how much fun it is to take outrageous risks in class. Older kids--seniors and rough dirt bag and honors level kids--all respond to puppets. Grown ups are hungry to play and be playful. How easy it is to incorporate puppets into curriculum-- how even a finger puppet changes the whole tone of a lesson. How creative the children become. The possibilities for using puppets in the classroom are endless."


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