Don Doggett / Principal
A principal of a high poverty school, I watch Brod Bagert challenge my students to become something more than what people believe they will become. I watch as my children see themselves in his poems and dream dreams that temporarily elevate them from the poverty in which they live and transport them into the world that he has created. I cannot say enough about the man that makes my children smile!
Don Doggett / Principal / Beaufort, South Carolina / April, 2010
Barbara Toresco / School Library Media Specialist
Brod's program captured everyoneâ€™s attention and after an hour, even our youngest Kindergarten children didn't want to say Good-Bye. His inspiring program prompted children to return to classrooms and insist on writing poetry. When asked if they enjoyed Brod's visit, all responses were cheers. He is a dynamic author that every child should experience, at least once.
Barbara Toresco / School Library Media Specialist / Upper Saddle River, NJ / April, 2010
Stacey A Dudley / Lecturer
We are still receiving such positive feedback about the event and, specifically, Brod himself. Tell him BGSU says hello! And thank you for all of your help throughout the process!
Stacey A Dudley / Lecturer: Early Childhood / Bowling Green State University / March, 2010
Bridget Schack / Library Media Specialist
We are so happy to have had such a successful author event this year! Brod has become a celebrity in our school. His celebrity status extended to parents, board members, and faculty from other buildings, who attended his events because there was such great buzz over his visit!
Bridget Schack / Library Media Specialist / Malone, New York / March, 2010
Scott Reeve / 2nd Grade Teacher
I attended a workshop you taught at the Davis County School district in Farmington, Utah two years ago. I bought your books and began "performing" your poems in class. I then had students "perform" your poems for the class. This has become one of the highlights of the year for my students. Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a difference your poems have made! My class loves your poetry first and then moves on to love poetry from many other poets who are "almost" as good. Poets like Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, Lewis Carrol, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, etc. etc. My wife and I bought a used copy of "Steel Cables" from Amazon. We have loved reading it together.
Scott Reeve / 2nd Grade Teacher / Samuel Morgan Elementary / Kaysville, Utah / April, 2010
Mary Hatcher / Media Specialist
Brod Bagert's performance mesmerized students and faculty alike. One of our kindergarten teachers used her planning time to come back and enjoy the upper grades assembly. The local newspaper's photographer told me that Brod was the best he had ever seen.
Mary Hatcher / Media Specialist / High Point, NC / May, 2009
Lena Ballone Duran, Ph.D. / Associate Professor
Brod's presentation at Bowling Green State University's Literacy in the Park was an amazing and unique opportunity for my family. My sons, ages 5 and 3, were engaged during his entire poetry presentation.
Lena Ballone Duran, Ph.D. / Associate Professor, Science Education: Bowling Green State University / March, 2010
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