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Participant Quotes
 
"We were expecting to gain a few tidbits on teaching, but we left with strategies that have the potential to change the culture and attitude of our school forever."
...4 Teachers from Brooklyn College Academy, grades 9 - 10

"Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to share in this awesome learning experience."
...Math Teacher, Cape Coral, Florida

"This conference was the best educational experience I've had since I left college. I've been to seminars, clinics, and all kinds of workshops, but this conference was more value than anything I've experienced. In the past week, I reflected more on my teaching practices than I've ever done since I began my career."
...Teacher of Middle School Science, St. Lawrence County, New York

"I was awed by your effort to make each person at the conference feel valued."
...Middle School Teacher, ELA, State of Delaware

"We had an amazing experience at the conference!"
...Social Studies Teachers, New York City, New York

"I want to say how much I enjoyed the week. The level of learning just continues to rise every year!"
...Staff Developer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Our team became a cohesive group of educators that truly have the kids at heart. We are going to really try to get together on a regular basis to discuss and encourage each other with things learned at this conference."
...Elementary Teacher, St. Lawrence County, New York

Quote and Strategy of the Week

10/8/2008

Appreciation to Kathleen Morris-Kortz for this week's quote:
"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think-rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men."

John Dewey

 

Strategy of the Week


Try ending class tomorrow by asking each student to write on a piece of paper: "What is one thing you learned in class today that you didn't know when you arrived?"

Then ask students to share what they have written before handing it in.

Good teachers usually know how whether a lesson was effective, but it can be surprising to find out what really made an impression on students.