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About the Instructor – David Vawter

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. David Vawter is an outstanding teacher and teacher trainer. As an experienced block schedule teacher, Dave knows what works and what doesn’t in extended class periods. Recognized as one of the most outstanding teachers in his state, Dave has trained over 50,000 teachers in 44 states and provinces on the use of effective instructional strategies for block schedule classes.

Dave is the author of Practical Teaching Strategies for Block Schedule Classes (Grades 6-12), the extensive block schedule resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorship credits include the first national study on the effective implementation of block schedule classes, Changes Associated with Block Scheduling in American Secondary Schools,as well as a contributing author to Teaching in the Block by Canady and Rettig.

Drawing on his own classroom teaching experience as well as that of thousands of other secondary teachers across the county, Dave enthusiastically shares his passion for effective teaching and learning in block schedule classes. Participants leave Dave’s seminars inspired by a renewed zest for teaching as well as a wide variety of practical instructional strategies they will be able to use immediately to enhance instruction in extended class periods.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Finally! A workshop on the block that deals specifically with strategies to use in the classroom. How to use 90 minutes is not the fear anymore."
– Tim Young, Teacher

"Excellent presenter! Excellent strategies!"
– Randi Thorson, Reading Specialist/English Teacher

"Dave Vawter’s work transcends our disciplines and defines good teaching."
– Dan Davis, Secondary Teacher

"Excellent strategies for the classroom!"
– Kathie Norwood, English Teacher

"Thanks! Very motivational and informative. A must for all teachers!"
– Patricia Hendershot, Learning Disabilities Teacher

" A very informative day! Lots of interesting, practical ideas!"
– David E. Spraw, English Chair

"A very useful, relevant, and inspiring program. I am excited and ready for block scheduling."
– Sharon Cooper, Social Studies Teacher

"Excellent block schedule seminar as well as beginning teacher seminar!" – Roger Nikiforow, Biology Teacher

"Excellent ideas – I will use them Monday!"
– Cindi Krug, Teacher

"Excellent! I highly recommend Dave. He is a teacher’s teacher!"
– Mike Henegan, Principal

"David brings his enthusiasm for teaching in the block schedule to use while being a great model of various activities for the classroom! He truly cares about his and our students!"
- Amy Uelmen, English Teacher