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Over the past 9 years, hundreds and hundreds of educators have taken the time to share their stories and words of encouragement. I read each message personally…some have moved me to tears, others have motivated me to add new materials, still others have sparked long-term friendships. Here are just a few of the emails and Facebook message teachers have sent from around the globe:
Just wanted to say thank you! My first two years were spent living at work. 2-3 hours past dismissal time: cleaning up papers, clearing my desk, checking work, and going over notices from meetings. After going to your website, I was able to learn how to better organize my time, papers, and classroom. Now my classroom management is tight and my students basically run the classroom during transitions, group work, and assessments.
What a find!! I am always looking for ideas and the best ones always come from teachers in the trenches doin’ the job up close and personal. Thanks for sharing.
Shirley, Illinois, USA
This is a wonderful website… full of information they don’t teach you in school.
-Nancy, Florida, USA
Once again, thanks for the lovely website. It has provided myself and many others with important information and inspiration that is hard to obtain elsewhere.
I stumbled across your site. Intrigued, I stayed up all night reading. The result? A list of new things to try this fall. I can’t thank you enough. God has LOADED you with talent–and we teachers (students, too) are the beneficiaries. Thanks for reminding us that it is ABSOLUTELY OK to leave at 3:00pm and to be attentive to our own physical, spiritual, social, and professional needs. In describing your website, “awesome” is not an adequate adjective. Thank you, Angela. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
-Heidi, North Carolina, USA
Thank you so much for having this wonderful resource for us teachers.
Thank you, Angela. Your website and book are so motivating. I am a Catholic school teacher and it is so refreshing to read your work (and to see how your faith is at the center of it all). I can’t wait to get back to my classroom this week! I know I will be referencing your website and book all year long for continued inspiration. I wish you lots of success and hope you continue to publish in the future!
Thank you for the best site I have seen in all my searches. This one has pictures and explanations that make sense.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great web site. I wish I had found this my first year. Everything you have on this site applies to all teachers, regardless of what you are teaching…so many fabulous ideas that can be adapted by state, grade level, ability and so organized! I am truly inspired and can’t wait for the book! You have truly given back to all of us. Thank YOU!
Believe it or not, I have found some wonderful ideas that I have adapted for my high school class…You have such a wealth of information.
-Bev, Arizona, USA
As a new teacher planning this summer, I was so lost. I didn’t know what kind of behavior plan I would do, how I would organize my classroom, and even get through the first few days of school. But your website has saved me!!!
-Julia, Indiana, USA
Your site is my favorite resource. I love, love, love your ideas.
-Kathy, Georgia, USA
Angela, you are a lifesaver! I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next.
-Chris, Maryland, USA
I think the reason I keep coming back [to the site] is that your professional and spiritual life is such an inspiration.
-D., Florida, USA
This is my first year and I read and reread your website when the going gets rough.
-Sarah, Hawaii, USA
I am switching from a 1st grade, inner-city, Title I class (3 years!) to a 3rd grade suburban class to be with my own children and end a 45 minute each way commute. I stumbled on your site as I searched for ways to arrange my room. I have already shared it with the entire 1st grade at my old school- 11 teachers! I am searching frantically for your new book. I have always known “what” to do, but you are the first teacher who has ever shown me “HOW!” in organizing and managing my room and students. Especially useful because after all this time, I feel like a new teacher again!
-Donna, Tennessee, USA
I was feeling rather intimidated, but your website gave me courage!
I have been searching for a website that tells the truth…I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me…Your site was such an encouragement to me.
-Michelle, Florida, USA
Thank you, you have encouraged me today!
-Julie, Indiana, USA
Your site… is indeed a wealth of information but streamlined and manageable for the users.
-Julie, North Carolina, USA
I have found myself (a teacher of ten years) referring to your website so often I have changed my homepage.
I’m trying to phase out the guestbooks and am encouraging site visitors to post comments below. I love when you all leave feedback– your stories and words of support make my day!
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