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MARY PETERSON is an enthusiastic, primary level teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. She is known for her highly motivating ideas and the practicality of her presentations. She is an experienced teacher trainer, mentor teacher and adjunct professor. She is the author of RECIPROCAL TEACHING: Practical Strategies to Strengthen Comprehension Skills (Grades 1-3), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Mary presents seminars that are fast-paced, inspiring and, above all, practical. You will leave this seminar with a wealth of ideas, strategies and activities you can use immediately in your classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Mary Peterson

“One of the best seminars I have ever attended! Mary is very organized and shared meaningful ideas and projects that I can use tomorrow!” - Cheryl Johnson, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Loved every minute! Very practical, easy-to-use activities that I can’t wait to use! Right on!” - Paula Korinek, 2nd Grade Teacher

“Excellent presentation! Fresh and new ideas that will be easy to use!” - Laura Supko, Professional Development Trainer

“Wonderful seminar! I loved all the great ideas and Mary showed us how to use them with actual student examples!” - Alexandra Bearden, Literacy Teacher

“With the overwhelming standards we have to teach now, it’s wonderful to have new ideas for meeting and even exceeding them! I’m inspired!” - Darcie Case, 1st Grade Teacher

“Absolutely fabulous! A real teacher teaching real ideas that apply to today’s standard-based teaching!” - Susan DiGirolamo, 3rd Grade Teacher

“I am eager to return to my classroom to use the practical ideas I have learned today. After 27 years of teaching, it is still exciting to try new ideas with my students.” - Melissa Wells, 3rd Grade Teacher

“I found Mary’s wonderful ideas and strategies to be very practical, purposeful and teacher-friendly- Patricia Carrillo, Language Arts Professional Development Trainer

“Excellent information! Mary has great enthusiasm and expertise in her field . . . Lots of exciting and practical ideas!” - Karen Perkins, District Literacy Coach

“What a fabulous day! There is nothing better than a seminar full of practical, ready-to-use ideas and activities! And Mary does it all with humor and ease!” - Nayo Brooks-Santos, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Practical, inspirational ideas - all organized and easy to understand! Thank you, Mary!” - Caryl Day-Johnsen, 3rd Grade Teacher