As a teacher, I went to too many workshops that had nothing I could use in the classroom. In order to make positive, behavioral changes we have to show teachers what they can do tomorrow.
What is happening now and what is needed now? I focus on the critical skills students will need to be successful: oral communication and effectively using technology.
How often have you heard laughter at staff development? Humor aids learning, so expect to enjoy the presentations.
“This session was entertaining, insightful and very helpful! I am excited about using these resources in my 9th grade Humanities class this fall. Thank you! :)”
“I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. Informative and useful. Not boring. You were engaging and obviously know what you are talking about. thx”
“Thanks very much for an interactive presentation. I appreciate the ways in which you gave concrete things that can be used immediately in the classroom.”
“Very practical ways to use 21st Century tools…”
“Your session was by far the best at the ASCD conference… thanks for inspiring and teaching me.”
“So much great info!!!! Actually things that I can use and know how to use for the school year!!! Thanks!”
Let me start by telling you that I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation in Nashville this past week. Clearly you are embracing the tenets of what you preach.
I have found that the most obvious things in education are typically the ones overlooked, yet most important. Five minutes into your talk I found myself saying…DUH!, why aren’t we doing this? I think your work is going to be game changing for our students.