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Powerful Teaching

  • “I found the information provided in this course very valuable. It is due to the practical, down-to-earth book by Hal Urban. His strategies are so simple, yet so effective. This is a book I know I will refer to again and again.”
    JoAnne Kappmeyer, Ventura, IA

  • “I sincerely enjoyed the course. It gave me ideas to use in class. It gave me time for reflection on how to improve on things I do well and what to experiment with. At the end of the day, I enjoyed the real application by Mr. Urban. Time tested examples. I believe the classes I have taken have been helpful for my improvement. New tricks and proven strategies will be used to make my classroom a positive environment.”
    Pete Rahas, Richfield, OH

  • “I am so glad I chose to take an independent study course through Educational Resources. I have found this course to be equally as valuable as the video courses. I felt as though every minute I spent on this course was worth my time. I especially loved the book by Hal Urban and I will be keeping it as a resource to use in my classroom.”
    Angela Haussler, Kearney, NE

  • “I really enjoyed reading Mr. Urban’s book. I have served as a mentor several times over in my years of teaching. In my consideration, this should be the handbook for all teaching. It stresses over and over the subjects we teach are important but more importantly is the reality of how to deal with the world we live in and how we treat others. In my 33 years of teaching, this has become so much more important to teach as I feel we have slipped in many regards to these issues. Thank you, Mr. Urban and all the teachers ideas he used for this book. It was GREAT! The course was well organized and really helped me to evaluate how I teach and what I teach. I have my Master’s Degree plus several hours so I have taken my share of graduate courses. I would rate this as one of the best. One that all teachers should take and one that all beginning teachers should have at the very start of their careers.”
    Jennifer Kitzman, LeGrand, IA

  • “From time to time, I believe that all educators need a little inspiration and reminder of why we do what we do and the concepts and strategies that can help make the whole educational process work better. Powerful Teaching has done just that, for me! This course has reminded me of why I teach, and the importance of making a difference. Ideas shared in this course have helped to renew me and get me excited about teaching again!”
    Cynthia Maly-Beranek, Stratford, WI

  • “This course has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on my own practices in the classroom. While I feel confident in my abilities and know that I make a difference very day, there are always ways to improve. Each of the 20 things presented in this book were relevant to my experience and challenged me to do even more. This book will be a great tool to share with colleagues new and old. We can all learn from Urban’s experiences. It is always exciting to be inspired after so many years in education – and this course has definitely inspired me! Thank you!”
    Helen Lukes, Independence, IA

  • “Amazing book!!! Questions made me think critically about what I do in my classroom. I’m going to try some new things with my classes after reading this book.”
    Amanda Cochran, Scottsbluff, NE

  • “I enjoyed taking the class Powerful Teaching. This class was teacher friendly. Every chapter in the book gave me a great idea that I am looking forward to trying this school year. I am excited for the year to start to try things out! I didn’t feel like I was wasting my time at all by taking this class.”
    Todd TeGrotenhuis, Orange City, IA

  • “I thought this was a very powerful and beneficial course, because it rejuvenated me and gave me wonderful, positive ideas that I am excited to try and use in my classroom. The one thing I really liked about this course is that I was able to read and reread the book on my own time frame and it was filled with information that I will be able to make applicable to my own classroom as well as to my personal life.”
    Tobiann Waters, Firth, NE

  • “This course was one of my favorites, although I have enjoyed all the courses I have taken through Educational Resources! This course gave me great lessons, strategies, and ideas that will help me become a better teacher. These are simple lessons that I can use in the first few weeks of school to make for a very successful year. It also gave me ways to bring back my own enthusiasm for teaching and gave me a list of great resources to help me.”
    Kerensa Rowley, Firth, NE

  • “The course, Powerful Teaching, is one of the most beneficial courses I have taken. The course offered practical strategies to use to build a positive classroom atmosphere. The book is written in a clear and concise manner. The learning objectives were clear, and information learned through the course will be easy to implement in the class.”
    Casey Burgess, Lancaster, SC

  • “Powerful Teaching reinforced my beliefs on what characteristics it takes to be an effective educator. The course text and assignments rejuvenated me as a professional and prompted me to evaluate my performance in the classroom. I know that I will be a better teacher because of this course. Thank you for this learning opportunity!”
    Jennifer Larson, Fort Dodge, IA

  • “I felt that this course was very useful to me as a teacher and coach. Compared to other courses that I have taken, I can say that I got more out of these concepts than any others. I will be able to use these concepts to build the positive atmosphere that I am searching for in both my teaching and coaching fields.”
    Gregory Bonifay, South Charleston, OH

  • “The book was phenomenal, and the assignments were very practical. They helped me formulate how I planned to use the information to transform my classroom.”
    Robin Wilmesherr, Sioux City, IA

  • “I enjoyed reading Hal Urban’s, Lessons from the Classroom and completing each component of the class. Each chapter of Urban’s book was relatable and valid in today’s classrooms. Urban’s knowledge of students today is current with the students I teach today. I’m excited Urban shared many of his forms, ideas, and surveys with his readers and plan to use many of them when 2nd semester begins.”
    Julie Macumber, Norfolk, NE