Participants' Comments.....

 

 

 

Both Kathy and Debbie are amazing teachers. They walk the walk and talk the talk, and both are experienced and full of knowledge. Their enthusiasm and passion is inspiring and I feel ready to get back to being the kind of teacher I always wanted to be! Bravo!

 

The ripple effect of the instructors positive effect on this planet will go on for eternity! The seed they plant in the students they teach and staff they coach create balance and exciting humans. This course was truly one of the finest educational experiences I have had in my four decades in education. They stare what is destroying education right in the face and disarm it!

 

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet you, work with you, and LEARN from you!  Thank you for inspiring me to light the flame of creativity in each and every one of my students.  In the future my classroom will be illuminated!

 

Thank you to Kathleen Frazier and Deborah Walker who have spent hours and effort to help teachers again experience what makes education “fun.”  They have reminded each of us the reasons why we wanted to be teachers.

 

It was a privilege to attend this class.  These master educators, modeled lessons showing teachers how the integration of the arts can lead to whole brain thinking.  All lessons were standard based addressing various levels of child development.  As a result of educating me, my students will not only excel , but enjoy learning.  The wealth of materials given to teachers in this class is immeasurable.

 

I have found that I have been inspired by the enthusiasm, professionalism, and passion you both have while presenting the material. I am so glad that I selected this course as it is by far the best professional development I have taken in a long time. I wish I had taken this at the beginning of the year although the summer will allow plenty of time to absorbed everything.

 

This class has given me numerous ways to breathe new life into the content for my students that also allows me to challenge and excite them using a variety of research based strategies.  I plan on raising the expectations for myself and all of my students by implementing the strategies learned in this class.

 

Using Creative Strategies to Teach Core Standards has been an eye-opening experience for me. I have come to understand that integrating the arts does not have to add extra time to my curriculum if I use more creative ways of presentation in place of more traditional teaching strategies.   

 

I have never left another professional development class with as much inspiration, or with as many useable ideas as I did with this class.  It has reminded me of what I knew and believed all along – that creativity and fun do not interfere with real learning.  In fact the opposite is true.  I had a lot of fun in this class, we did many creative things, and I learned a lot!  No one can argue with that!

 

I have already had great success implementing techniques that I have learned in my classroom and the students are extrememly excited.  I feel I am able to connect with them better.  I am glad that I was able to be part of this class.  I am now a better teacher because of it.  Thank you for doing what you do!

 

Two of the best instructors I have ever had.  Their enthusiaum was contagious.  I learned so much valuable information.  Thank you.

 

Energy, passion, and experience, along with a plethora of resources and strategies!

 

Loved the way they touched on all subjects and grade levels to meet the needs of the diverse participants.

 

This was an outstanding experience with fellow professionals.  The instructors went beyond to fill the entire time with meaningful experiences and support.  Wow!!! What a GREAT class!

 

Debbie and Kathy were inspirational, dynamic amazing women!  Their compassion is heartfelt and experience astounding.  My thoughts about myself and teaching experiences have certainly changed!

 

So prepared, so organized, so incredibly inspiring!

 

Kathy and Debbie were inspiring, creative, relevant, and just AMAZING!  I cried so many times because it just touched my heart!

 

We have started a new school year and I wanted you to know what a difference your course made in my outlook! This left brain thinker is stepping aside for new possibilities from the right brain! Thanks for demonstrating to me how to take creative risks for the sake of others!