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What Teachers Say

Mary Ellen wrote:
"You have helped me to feel more confident using this media, and I feel that I have gained more 'direction' for tweeking my puppet communication 'skills', or should I say "play"!"

Chonita wrote:
"Diane has been part of our spelling lessons all week and today I started without her. "Isn't Diane coming today?' I heard three different students say. I couldn't believe what I was hearing from one of my "tough guys." I can't believe the attitude of my students. They are different. They are excited and I'm excited. I've share with my principal, staff, and friends about your class and what I'm experiencing now."

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."


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