Dear John, Thank you for your excellent GATE Certification Training held in Dublin last week. I truly value the skills and insights I came away with from the training. This next year will be my fourth year teaching solo, and I feel I am continuing to reflect on my teaching practices to improve. I want to share with you that one of the most profound shifts in my thinking occurred after the first day of our training. As a new teacher, I have not instructed under any educational paradigm except NCLB. I realize now that I have been holding my students back in an effort to reach "all" the students. I feel relieved to now have license to speed up the pace for the above average students, knowing that the majority of my students will benefit from this! Thanks to you, I now believe that I can teach, and think, outside of the box. My sincerest gratitude, Katherine Kingsley,2nd Grade Teacher,John Green Elementary School.
"I have enjoyed the four days of training for our GATE certification.
You've inspired me to try new things, and my students have already benefited from
my particpation in this course. I appreciate your humor, candor, and teaching style. I am a better teacher because
of you. It's been a pleasure, and a privilege." Sincerely, Julia Holt, High School Teacher, Jurupa USD
"I just wanted to thank you for the excellent instruction in understanding and
teaching GATE students. I looked forward to each session and left each time motivated
to try the new skills we were taught." Linda Laymon, Adelanto School District.
"Many of your ideas have changed my way of thinking about my own teaching
practices. You have inspired me to implement some new ideas in my classroom next
year." Gretchen Hausman, Etiwanda School District.
"Your insights have changed my outlook on teaching. I am inspired! Lynn
Gonzales, Upland Unified School District
"Thank you, John for your time and energy. Your ideas are very inspiring
and insightful." Jennine Jaquess, Alta Loma School District
"I particularly enjoyed the personal experience stories you put into
your presentations." Nancy Bracken, Upland Unified