Throughout this summer, by conservative estimates, the LYS Coaching Staff trained over 5,500 teachers, school administrators and school board members. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with everyone, especially when one considers that the majority of the training participants were attending voluntarily (off contract). As I have written before, the great ones show up when they don’t have to.
We also received 100’s of positive comments from the audiences. I would like to share a small, representative sample of those comments.
“After hearing the ‘buzz words’ tossed around for years, not only did you explain what they really meant, you taught me what to do to easily make it happen in my class.”
“Today I learned that my instruction needs to be centered on my students’ world, not mine.”
“Thank you. The opportunity to work with the staffs of other schools was invigorating.”
“Finally, training that focuses more on application and less on pointing out what I do wrong.”
“Until today, I never could figure out why you are in my district. Now I see how important your ideas are to the success of my students.”
“I’ve changed my mind about LYS. I’ve gone from viewing it as just another program that will go away with the Superintendent, to practices and skills that will improve my teaching, long term. No matter where I am.”
Again, I would like to thank every educator that worked with the LYS Team this summer. Now it’s up to you to make it happen this year.
Think. Work. Achieve.