From teacher evaluations of my workshops:
"If every teacher in America spent a week with this guy,
we could dramatically change, for the better, the way we do business in our
"Everyone raved about your sessions and I can't thank you enough for joining us for the event. I think that educators here
in Toronto really enjoy listening to a fresh perspective."
“I found the information to be well
researched and found myself challenging some of my old ideas.”
“Challenging the way we’ve been teaching and
getting us to see total picture…”
“Gave me some ideas that would expand and
enrich student thinking.”
“The most productive and effective in-service
I’ve been to since I’ve been in the district.”
“The workshop was down to earth and
realistic…The ideas are not pie in the sky…”
“Every teacher, aide present walked away with
"Beautiful PowerPoint presentation - matching
rigor and relevance with reading strategies - smart, calm - ideas to take
"Great example and wonderful tools.
Applicable to all disciplines."
"Best and most useful workshop I've been to..."
"Peter is an eloquent
presenter. His PowerPoint had educational substance to take back to a real
school environment. Presentation involved audience participation. Kept
interest and attention."
"Excellent combination of
theory and hands on, practical advice."
"Peter was real,
down-to-earth, and genuinely interested in his participants. He blended
his philosophy with practical, take-home ideas. He provides great
direction for worthwhile curriculum."
"I've been teaching for 9 years. This is far and away the best staff
development I've ever had. I learned more in two days here than in all my
undergrad and grad courses combined. I've always known where I wanted to go
as an educator, but didn't think it was possible to get there. Mr. Pappas
has shown me the way. The experience was not unlike Dr. Watson listening to Sherlock Holmes
explain the solution to a problem. The
most complex ideas were presented to me, stuff that I never would have
dreamt of on my own.
Yet, after it was explained to me, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t
thought of it myself, which is to say that his program is exceptionally
rigorous, but accessible to any teacher."
been at a conference with a SS curriculum expert. It's the
most fantastic thing I've ever seen in my life. Peter is amazing and better
than that, all his stuff is on a website that is packed with goodies.
For the conference he created a page especially geared toward the
Michigan MEAP strands. If you click on any of the links it will take you
to subject specific lessons that are dynamite ... countless pages of
some of the best historical sources I've ever seen. Absolutely amazing...the
Holy Grail / Rosetta Stone rolled into one."
was a great conference. It gave me many different ideas, which I hope to
incorporate into my classroom. I hope that I can now use some of these
ideas to further my teaching and get my students more involved."
Master Teacher workshop was interesting and practical.
Peter Pappas shares his philosophy, then puts you into action with
one of his rigorous and relevant activities.”
“He’s a good motivator!
Two thumbs up! A true
test to empowerment.”
provides 2 days of relevant, fascinating ideas for social studies
I wanted to thank you once more for the outstanding conference here in
Michigan last week. I was able to take a lot away from there and have
already started to try to change the way I do things in my classroom. "
"Thank you for presenting such a great workshop
for our teachers. The feedback we are getting from those in attendance is
excellent. They will be ready to use the ideas and information when school
starts and they think everyone from the district should have been there.
They were especially appreciative of the website information, new ideas and
the small group active involvement."
I’m glad you will be working with us this summer."
"Peter, Thanks a lot. Excellent
job all the way around. I think I now have the skills to give this a try,
and that's what it's all about."
resource materials and awareness training. I thought it was one of the most
worthwhile in-services I have ever attended."
enjoyed your class. It gave me the inspiration to create two websites.
"Please present this seminar to College of Education institutions
as part of their methods courses."
"You did a great
job of keeping the interest of the whole group. This presentation was very
relevant to us all."
"I thought the
course was very informative for people of all technical levels. Peter
did an excellent job presenting this information and making the class
motivated to give web design a try."
just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your in-service
yesterday. I can certainly
see why you are in the master teacher network.
Awesome job. "