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Testimonials

 "I just completed the Aspire Crash Course. It was well structured and engaging, giving good explanations and strategies in order to gain a better understanding of the test and how to prepare the students. The instructor was very involved and supportive. If I had any questions, she answered right away. I highly recommend this course!"

-Helen Colletti, 5th and 6th grade math teacher, St. William School, Chicago

"I have taken many Teacher's Teacher courses over the past five years. The online setup makes it great to sit down and work at your convenience. You can collaborate and share ideas with many teachers across grade levels. The instructors plan the course and are involved in leaving feedback and suggestions to help you and your students succeed in the classroom. I would highly recommend taking a course to see for yourself how it will enrich your teaching." 

-Ryan Folliard, 4th grade teacher, St. Barnabas School, Chicago

"The strategies presented in my summer course, 'Turning the Page; Inspiring Critical Readers,' were extremely relevant and useful for a teacher with 36 years of experience. Loved it and will definitely be taking another class."

-Eileen Savino, 8th Grade Teacher, St. Catherine Laboure School, Glenview

"Teacher’s Teacher classes are one of the best professional development opportunities around. They offer participants content, connection, and convenience. The content is substantive and current. It is tailored to meet individual interests and needs. Classes offered reflect current developments in education. Resources provided are practical and make implementation in the “live” classroom possible. The connection with other teachers focused on a common purpose is a collaborative one. Instructor response is timely, supportive, and informative. This results in a learning community committed to exploring relevant academic topics. Convenience is possible. Pacing is up to you. Whether your are an early riser or a night owl, you schedule you. The user friendly format makes your course of study both timely and purposeful. Teacher’s Teacher increases educator efficacy, promotes a learning partnership with both the instructor and teachers, and enables you to participate flexibly. Choose Teacher’s Teacher for professional development that spotlights current academic topics within the education community."

-Holly Oszakiewski, 4th and 5th grade teacher and reading specialist, St. Patricia School, Hickory Hills, IL

"The Literature Across Curriculum class was fantastic! While I exhausted my book budget the first week, I look forward to returning again and again to the resource sites outlined in the course. My main objective was to gather library lesson plan ideas, and I did not anticipate the windfall of material I now have at my disposal. Jenny's curriculum suggestions were terrific, and the collaborative nature of the class allowed for an abundance of practical applications due to the experience of the participants. This course definitely delivered a return on the investment!"

-Melanie Domke, Librarian, Notre Dame Elementary School, Clarendon Hills

"I recently completed the "Aspire Crash Course" offered by Teacher's Teacher. Pat compiled some incredible resources to use to prepare students for all areas of the ACT Aspire test. Through the discussions with other participants, it was nice to know that other schools have the same struggles we do with respect to preparing students and I appreciated the sharing of ideas from everyone. This is one of those classes where you can go back to your school and easily implement many of the ideas. Thank you."

-Beverley Great, Middle School Math Teacher, St. Norbert School, Northbrook

"I feel with the new knowledge gained in this class (Aspire Crash Course) and the recent narrative/expository writing class I just finished up that I will have many, many ways to revamp my writing instruction!"

-Jane Liquin, 5th Grade Teacher, St. Thomas of Villanova School, Palatine

"If you are thinking of taking an online course Teacher's Teacher is the place for you. I have taken numerous courses with this company and they are fantastic to work with. I was very nervous at first, but they walk you through every step of the way. All of my questions were answered promptly, and technology issues were solved painlessly. The courses are well designed and full of relevant information. These courses prepare you to further your professional development. Don't hesitate take one today!"

Renee Bartley-Bogard, 6th Grade Teacher, St. Patricia School, Hickory Hills

"I have taken several of these courses and they surprise me every time with how much information they impart in such a small period of time. I have been exposed to so many new, interesting, and innovative ideas for my classroom through the classes that I have taken. I most recently took a course on Google Earth and I am still so amazed at the number of resources that I never knew existed in all my subject areas. I have already started to find a way to integrate them into my classroom this school year. The courses are easy to access and I walk away with so much information and ideas that they are more than worth it."

-April Nemes, 5th Grade Teacher, St. Margaret Mary School, Algonquin

"Excellent information that is helpful to you and your students. Online courses are quick and easy to complete and you are still provided with great, detailed information, discussion with others, and help is always available! This was my first CPDU class and it exceeded my expectations (Google Earth at Your Fingertips) and my instructor was great! Definitely worth the try!"

-Gianna Zenere, 8th Grade Teacher, St. Linus School, Oak Lawn

"Teacher's Teacher is a fantastic way to earn CPDUs! I have been taking their online classes since the beginning! They never disappoint. After every class, I have an assortment of teacher materials that I can immediately use in my classroom . All the teachers are fantastic! They are experts in the courses that they teach. They have the greatest ideas for all grade levels. All my students benefit from me taking these online courses! The other teachers taking the courses all share their experiences and thoughts within the course also. At the end of every course you are also guaranteed to come away with a many ideas shared from the other teachers from the class. I will continue to take courses from Teacher's Teacher because I know I am learning from the best!"

-Janice Michon, Project Match Teacher, St. Barnabas School, Chicago

"Over the past five years I have taken nine courses offered by Teachers's Teacher. I gained much practical knowledge, which I could easily implement into my teaching. The discussions between other teachers was quite beneficial, also. I have come away with a list of resources from each class, which are invaluable. I would recommend that if you are looking for a learning experience that will fit into your schedule, this is it."

-Cathy Smith, 4th Grade Teacher, St. Viator School, Chicago

"This course was amazing! I had never taken a class through Teacher's Teacher and I'm so glad I did. You provided us with so many resources, opportunities to talk with fellow educators, and ideas to use in the classroom. After taking this course, I'm looking forward to setting up my Math and Language Arts centers for the school year. Teaching can be an overwhelming profession; but, this course got me in the right mindset for the year and encouraged me to continue learning and growing as a teacher."

-Jill Parisi, First Grade Teacher, LaSalle 2 Magnet School, Chicago

"I was so excited to sign up for this course and I am so glad I did! Katie did an amazing job finding wonderful websites, articles and just sharing her expertise in Early Childhood. I enjoyed all of the other teachers' ideas and comments. I definitely discovered many new ideas and activities from Katie and the other participants to use in my classroom this school year. This class really energized me for my 35th year of teaching! Thank you!"

-Julie Lehman, Preschool Teacher, Old St. Mary’s, Chicago

"I absolutely LOVED this class. This was the second class I took this summer through Teacher's Teacher. I signed up for these two courses because they both sounded very interesting (and I knew I would gain a lot from both of them), but the real reason I signed up for them was because I needed the CPDUs. Oh boy, let me tell you... I have gained SO MUCH more than just those CPDUs! I am super excited that I was finally able to take a course that actually dealt with early education. I am forever grateful for all the wonderful suggestions. I definitely can not wait to try some of them out this year."

-Heather Andretti, Preschool Teacher, St. Pius, Lombard

"This was a wonderful class. It was so nice to have a class focused on just early elementary. I loved all the resources provided and sharing with other teachers. It was also nice to be able to work from home on my own time. I will regularly use the websites, songs, books, games, and materials I learned of in this class. Thank you for a great experience."

-Dana Lipari, First Grade Teacher, St. Thomas of Canterbury, Chicago

"I have taken a few Teacher's Teacher courses and have truly loved them all. When I'm at a workshop, I feel overwhelmed because there is no time to really think about the many ideas presented. Taking online courses lets me go at my own pace and gather ideas that I can take back to my classroom. I especially enjoyed Excited About Early Learning because it was a true collaboration specifically focused on early learners. I felt like our posts were circular discussions so that we could all learn from one another."

-Colleen Hackett, First Grade Teacher, St. John of the Cross

"I found the Aspire Crash Course immensely helpful to further understand the intricacies of the test. Having a deeper understanding of the value of various areas will help our faculty approach their teaching and test prep in a more specific direction. Several of our faculty members took the course already and the remainder will be completing it this month to allow for greater discussion around our curriculum, instruction, and scores. The forums with teachers from other schools provide additional resources and relationships that previously were not available. The resources provided are a huge help!"

-Meg Bigane, Principal, St. Giles School, Oak Park, IL