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Testimonials

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Participant Comments

  • "I just got my evaluations sent to me in the mail from Arcadia for the fall semester math ed course I teach there. I focus a lot of time and attention on FA and DI, based on everything I learned from Pete and have since built upon in practice in my own classroom. Anyway, I got the best compliment I've ever received from a student, and I owe it all to Pete. One of the students wrote, "Learning about teaching math from Michelle is like learning baseball from an MLB player." Well, of course, instant sobbing. My dog's looking at me like I'm freakin nuts, haha. But seriously, I would never be where I am today, as a high school math teacher or as a college math ed instructor, without Pete. He is an amazing person, someone who I greatly admire and respect, and the one who inspired me to want to teach other math teachers about improving their craft. I hope to pass by the two of you in that conference room again very soon so that I can thank him in person." High School Math Teacher, Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School
  • "It really was the best PD that I’ve gone through to date!  Going through your program really changed how I think about differentiating and I know that it has improved my teaching.  Before, I felt as though DI was a bit “unreachable” – difficult to plan for and to implement.  I realized that I had already been doing some of it, but you helped me to put all the pieces together.  Now, I really feel as though it’s a part of my every day in the classroom." - High School Math, Wissahickon School District
  • “The structure of the workshop served to teach and model the concepts and strategies. Key concepts and vocabulary were regularly reinforced, and there were frequent checks for understanding and application.” - Administrator; DI program
  • "My staff have made a concerted effort to implement DI strategies into their lessons. In conversations with them, they were all very appreciative of the ideas and the coaching. I know my intermediate teachers are anxiously awaiting their turn and they look forward to the fall. I thank you both as well for the excellent PD you have consistently provided us over the last 2 years." - Principal, Grenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary School
  • "THANK YOU! I love being part of this program - it is making me a better teacher, all the time! Key Learning from today: Learned new Think Dots, reviewed Tiered Instruction - and some essentials for incorporating that efficiently!"
  • "Thanks for all the great work with our staff.  I am really seeing the benefits with our daily instruction.  Rather than covering content I am actually observing instructional strategies that increase student’s learning through “maximized engagement, through differentiation, using technology when appropriate.  Amazing work!  Very appreciated and valued." - Secondary Principal
  • "I just wanted to send you a quick email to say THANK YOU for taking me under your wing and helping me to be the teacher I am today.  Working so closely with you has been by far the most challenging yet rewarding experience in my professional career.  Not only do I benefit from what you taught me on a daily basis, but my students do and so does the staff I work with. You truly are an amazing educator, and I thank you for sharing your expertise and passion with me." -4th Grade Math Teacher, Erdenheim Elementary School
  • “I have definitely considered the 4 Pillars and assessment when planning my lessons.  I am constantly thinking of ways to effectively assess my students to ensure that I am meeting the correct level of engagement.  I have learned that assessment is not something that just follows lessons, but it also drives instruction." - High School Teacher
  • "It really was the best PD that I’ve gone through to date!  Going through your program really changed how I think about differentiating and I know that it has improved my teaching.  Before, I felt as though DI was a bit “unreachable” – difficult to plan for and to implement.  I realized that I had already been doing some of it, but you helped me to put all the pieces together.  Now, I really feel as though it’s a part of my every day in the classroom." - High School Math, Wissahickon School District
  • “I feel as though the process of this experience has been essential to my learning and my successes with implementing the DI philosophy and strategies.  I really needed to see the strategies in action, I loved your questioning techniques and how you explain clearly and in detail your expectations.  The coaching opportunities were very useful in helping me to plan activities and brainstorm what strategies would best support my goals.” - High School Teacher  
  • "There is nothing better than going to a Professional Development session and being part of it, instead of just being talked to. The way the process was presented allowed us to experience what D.I. is and to see the strategies in action so it was easier to see how to bring them to the classroom." - High School Teacher
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