I think our staff will greatly benefit from the training! While I think the differentiation techniques will be beneficial, I hope my participants become aware of the “optimism” in which you depict during your presentation.
At Bilhartz Elementary, you modeled the Rotations for participants to students. While the strategies were excellent, I discovered your ability to build rapport and connect (teacher affect) greatly impacted student success. While the strategies/techniques are vital, I hope my teachers realize the important “teacher qualities” which must be embodied by all teachers, before any instructional strategies/techniques are implemented in the classroom. I think you do a great job of this, naturally.
Dr. Thomas Cyprian (Former) Principal, Brandenburg Intermediate School Director of Professional Development, Duncanville ISD May 1, 2016