I came into the workshop (Working Toward Health and Balance) feeling stressed, drained and mentally exhausted but ended up feeling rejuvenated and with a new found appreciation for stress and collaboration and taking care of myself.
Mike Anderson is a well spoken and experienced teacher eager to share his exciting vision with the teaching world!
Challenge through Choice was a very eye-opening session. Through the readings and discussion I was able to reflect on my own teaching and learn ways to empower my students.
Learning how to plan for and structure student choice in literature made me both more excited and comfortable with incorporating choice into my classroom.
Mike was a phenomenal presenter who presented on a Friday before winter break, but somehow he got me eager and ready to go back to work on Wednesday because of our team’s new project.
This was an exceptional workshop. Mike did a great job explaining the importance of giving students choices and how to model them for our students. The group interaction and changes in tempo and flow that Mike provided made it both interesting and informative.
This (Social and Emotional Learning in Academic Teaching) is one of the best classes I have ever had! Even with my 39 years of teaching, this was a class I needed to jump-start my school year in a positive direction.
Mike is true to himself when he facilitates his workshops. He models what he teaches and keeps his learners engaged by using a variety of techniques that truly make learning fun! The content of his work is excellent and relevant to all teachers.
Mike Anderson is a wonderful facilitator. He has a great depth of experience and knowledge. He provided us with a wealth of strategies and concrete examples…so helpful for us in bringing SEL to our district.
Mike’s presentation skills are exceptional. He balances the pace of delivery with a combination of active engagement and reflection. Great energy and fun!
Mike was obviously very knowledgeable on the subject he presented, fielded questions in a thorough and thoughtful way, was able to give positive suggestions for specific issues, and make it seem less daunting to implement ideas than teachers initially thought.
Mike’s depth of knowledge, sharing of resources and willingness to face the tough questions makes these workshops (about social and emotional learning) invaluable. I only wish we could bring this to my entire school!
Mike gave me the opportunity to reflect on and better my teaching practices in an engaging and well thought out format.
This workshop around choice was excellent. Actual planning and discussion time makes it time very well spent!
Mike not only teaches you how to become a better teacher, he models his own teaching in a way that makes you want to emulate what he does.
I have heard Mike Anderson speak on several occasions. He provides an engaging workshop full of relevant and thoughtful ideas. It’s fun, too!
I always feel revitalized as a teacher after attending one of Mike’s workshops! His in-depth knowledge of children and learning help to put me back into the mindset I need to keep teaching and reminds me why I got into the profession!
Mike is a wonderful presenter with a plethora of knowledge in helping our students have choice and ownership over their work. The workshop was so insightful and I look forward to the release of his book!
Thinking about and discussing choice with Mike has made me a better teacher and my students deeper learners. Creating opportunities for purposeful choice in my classroom has been an invaluable shift.
A day spent working on my practice with Mike Anderson’s coaching only sends me back to the classroom with new ideas and the positive energy to jump in with them.
Mike is an excellent presenter! He reminded me why I went into this profession and affirms the efforts I put in on a daily basis. Thank you for being so refreshing to education!
Mike Anderson is empathetic to the struggles of educators and provides excellent suggestions on how to help set goals and be aware of factors contributing to staff burnout.
What an eye-opening class (Social and Emotional Learning in Academic Teaching)! I cannot wait to implement some new things into my classroom and watch the “magic” happen!
This PD (effective discipline) kept me engaged and it was respectful. (We didn’t have to do silly exercises that weren’t helpful.) It was very helpful to practice using appropriate language that will be used in the classroom.
I’ve had the honor and privilege to work with Mike Anderson as a consultant at Lynbrook. Mike connects with teachers and leaders to bring his knowledge, experience, positive energy and inspiration to lead great professional learning!