Mike is an amazing presenter. He really opened my eyes to how SEL skills can be weaved into academics. I wasn’t sure how this could be done, but it is quite doable, and I think it will be something I will continue to explore and practice.
Mike was able to give a thorough overview about proactive and reactive strategies that I can implement in my classroom in an engaging and meaningful workshop.
Mike’s course at the UNH Literacy Institute was well organized, highly engaging, and addressed many of our needs as educators. I left the class feeling confident in my understanding of SEL in the readers’ and writers’ workshop.
I highly recommend Mike’s workshops. As a first-year teacher, I walked away ready to implement small but important changes that I know will boost engagement and learning in my second year of teaching this fall.
This workshop was thought-provoking and challenged many of the strategies and theories I have been taught over the years. I’m a new teacher this year, so I really appreciated how this workshop encouraged me to challenge pre-conceived notions and provided me with practical strategies to use and reflect on in my own classroom.
I found this particular workshop the best that we have had, since Mike is a teacher. He truly understands the vision, essence, and soul of teaching. I look forward to having him back again at ANS. Thanks a bunch!
What a wonderfully rich and informative workshop! Mike’s experience and expertise was inspiring and I can’t wait to try the proactive strategies! Thank you, Mike, for the engaging experience!
The workshop was engaging and highly informative. Mike has equipped our school tool box with strategies to cultivate reflection and student growth in fun and caring ways. They were two days well spent!
As a former superintendent of schools, someone who has worked with thousands of teachers and presenters, it is clear to me that Mike Anderson is truly a master teacher. He understands motivational theory and uses it in his presentations with participants.
Mike constantly modeled good teaching in our course. He was responsive to our needs, flexible in his planning and provided us with numerous resources to be successful. I appreciate that he gave tangible ways to incorporate our learning into the classroom.
A refreshing and empowering workshop that opens your mind to the many amazing possibilities of using choices in your class.
This was the professional development workshop that I have been waiting for! I’ve never before felt so equipped and supported to try out new techniques to start the school year.
Mike’s workshop was great. He modeled classroom practices with participants, providing us with choices, interaction, and ideas that can be put to use tomorrow!
After working with Mike for a few days, I am returning to school equipped with strategies and ideas to implement, as well as resources to continue my learning.
Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn is a workshop that motivates me to continue shifting my mindset toward giving students the control of their learning. It is meaningful because it applies to everyday practice.
Mike Anderson came to our school because faculty and parents alike recognized a need for improved SEL at our school. The workshop provided practical, reasonable, researched-based tools and structures for us to adopt a common language and approach across all classrooms. I can’t wait to see the shifts in action!
Mike is a wealth of knowledge of best teaching practices. Implementing these strategies can enhance any teacher’s effectiveness.
Mike did a wonderful job of giving our school helpful ways to manage and co-create an ideal classroom environment with students of all ages and backgrounds.
Mike’s presentation modeled the very practices he was promoting. He offered choice as a realistic practice for already overwhelmed teachers and provided examples that moved participants from theory to practice.
Mike’s workshop was very engaging and he did an outstanding job of modeling the ideas and strategies he presented to us. (Practice what you preach!)
Mike makes you think, choose, create and then reflect in both small and large groups. He teaches you to tweak and refine rather than re-invent everything you do. This process is a multi-faceted tool for your toolbox and is essential for students’ life-long learning.
Mike Anderson delivers powerful instruction designed to help every learner be a part of the experience. He models good teaching expertly and keeps the level of engagement high throughout his class.
Mike offered realistic, applicable strategies regarding choice and promoting positive social-emotional health in the classroom. I am excited to start this year with so many new tools in my tool belt!
This is the best workshop I’ve received in my 4 years at ANS. You were clear, dynamic, and hands-on. The way you gave the presentation was the same way we need to start working–structured, with choices, reflection, with modeling and real examples. Thank you so much! Please come back!