Erin Gruwell is a phenomenal speaker. I first heard her speak at the TCEA conference in Austin, Texas in February 2007. Since then I have been devout fan of her efforts. I admire her passion for teaching, her dedication to her students and making a difference in the lives of those she encounters every day. If you weren’t able to attend NECC 2009 or missed her presentation, you won’t want to miss watching this video. You won’t be disappointed!
Recently as I was rewatching the video of the closing keynote of NECC 2009 by Erin Gruwell, founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation and realized there was an embed code on the page with the video. I tried to embed the video using vodpod but never was successful in getting the player to work properly so I embedded the video on a wiki page and linked it to this post.
(Note: In case the vodpod player ever starts to work, I left the player embedded in this post with a copy of the embed code at the bottom of this post. If anyone knows how to successfully embed the video in a wordpress.com blog post using vodpod or the ‘press this’ feature of the dashboard please let me know!)
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