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Wyoming Governors Arts Award 2015 winner!!!!!!

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Paul selected for an incredible honor.

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I will remember this for the rest of my life!

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Thank you for everything.
I really like having you at our school and I love learning about your home and storys. I will remember this for the rest of my life, and mabby some day I'll take a trip to australia!!!!

Shannon, 5th grade
Pineview Elementary, Casper WY, residency Nov 2015

The building is still humming!

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 Thank you for all of your work with our MH students!  The building is still humming!  I've heard numerous compliments about your work from students, parents and staff!
Kent Thompson, Principal
Manor Heights Elementary Residency, Nov 2015

Epic Music!

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Thank you Paul Taylor for epic music!

Bailey, 1st Grade Lincoln Elementary residency,
Sept-Oct 2015

UW Honors teaching honor!

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Sharing deeply moving feedback from teaching at UW in 2012.

Dear Paul,
The Honors Program is designed as a space where unusual things can happen, and your course exemplifies the best of these possibilities. I have never read student evaluations like yours. I think that every teacher wants his course to be exceptional, but it seldom happens. In your case however, the course made something live that students scarcely knew existed before enrolling. There is a tone of amazement in their comments that such a phenomenon could occur in a college classroom.

Duncan Harris, Director, UW Honors Program 2012.

...bedrock of heroes!

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You're a man with great creativity and a wonderful ability to communicate, interact with, and motivate others, my friend, especially young people. A great gift to be treasured forever. It's the foundation and bedrock of heroes!

Fellow compatriot and performing poet Bob Dougherty

Paul visits his hometown

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Paul spent a wonderful 4 days in Adelaide schools, 30 July-4th August under the guidance of Rebecca Bennetts, ACEO for Prospect North and Enfield Primary Schools. Rebecca is the Stolen Generation grandniece of Yidumduma Bill Harney.
Read this feedback
from the Principal's desk at Prospect North.

"Our students enjoyed learning about the stories of creation and the importance of the Dreamtime to understand the existence of the animals and insects, mountains and waterways, trees and plants."

Paul visits Larnook Primary, NSW

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Feedback from Stephen Clough, Principal at Larnook Primary in NSW on Paul's recent visit to the school 18 June 2015.
He spent an entire morning working with over 30 students, the whole school.

I have been to quite a few performances with an Aboriginal perspective and I can honestly say that it is the best, most informative and interactive session that I have participated in. Thank you, on behalf of myself and the school for this great learning opportunity.

"I heard you on NPR"

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"...you demonstrate the power of art to captivate interest and engage the emotions.
...your work nurtures the wonder and mystery evoked by a deep connection to place..."

Read this wonderful inspiring letter from
Milward Simpson
Director, WY Dept of State Parks & Cultural Resources.

NPR interview and article

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http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-australian-style-mural-laramie-teaches-kids-care-country

Tha Amazing Lyrebird the Mimic!!!

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Kids Quotes: Willard Residency

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These quotes are taken from the kids feedback letters from an all school, week long residency
at Willard Elementary, Casper WY, Dec 2014.

"I'm a Big FAN!!!"... You were a good influence, you gave me confidence and inspiration. You taught me dances, how to make bullroarers and stunning beautiful amazing sounds. You were a big impact on my family. Because of you they all get along now. You also made me have no nervousness. And just wow you made about 20 songs." B  4th Grade.

"I thought the bullroarers were going to make the school lift off the ground!" K  4th Grade.

"I will miss you forever... you taught us how to do the Heel & Toe Polka. Now I can teach it to my relatives and my family and I really love that dance. I will come to Australia when I have a chance." D 4th Grade.

"Paul Taylor you help me when I was stuck with something. You are my bestest friend in the world. My family and I love how you teach children to do actives and have fun. You took me on an adventure from being sad to happy. Thank you for a awesome journey..." T 5th Grade.

"The performance lit up smiles all over the room. The parents sure enjoyed it and we did too. I will never forget the amazing time we had with you." R 5th Grade.

"I liked it because of the history...rainbow snake... willy wagtail...I want to hear it all over again....
I want to do it again and again." K 4th Grade

"I wish you were here. I have so many things to tell you." A 3rd Grade