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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Beth Allen is an outstanding presenter with years of experience in teaching grades 3-6 students. Because of her practical yet innovative approach to reading instruction, Mary Beth has received rave reviews at both national and regional conferences. She is co-author of Guided Comprehension in Grades 3-6 and is the author of Strengthen Your Students’ Reading Comprehension (Grades 3-6). She is also the author of Powerful Strategies for Challenging Students Who Need Greater Challenge (Grades 3-6), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. You’ll find Mary Beth’s seminar to be lively, fast-paced and filled with countless ideas, strategies and activities you can use immediately in your classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“This seminar is very informative and the practical ideas will be put into practice immediately. Ms. Allen gave me so many down-to-earth ideas that were both innovative and usable. After 29 years of teaching, it is great to be inspired to go back and try new ideas to help my students be successful.”

“The inspiration, knowledge and presentation skills of Mary Beth are awesome – and the practical ideas will be exciting to implement!”

“We need more seminars like this one! Mary Beth Allen presented wonderful ideas that can be implemented immediately in the classroom.”

“Very informative! I appreciate all the new and different approaches for challenging my students who need greater challenge.”

“Excellent seminar! Great ideas to blend into my classroom program. The resource handbook will be well used!”

“Dr. Allen is very knowledgeable, vivacious and interesting! She has provided us with great ideas and tools that I can use immediately.”

“Just when I thought I had everything under control, Mary Beth comes along and hands me a full day of fantastic ideas and ready-to-implement activities!”

“Ms. Allen is extremely enthusiastic as a presenter! Her passion for literacy shines through her seminar and her ideas are excellent!”

“This is a fantastic seminar! I can’t wait to get back to my classroom to try all these new, practical ideas. My students will benefit because I was a part of this wonderful day!”

“This seminar provided a plethora of super ideas and materials that I can use tomorrow in my classroom! The day has regenerated my love of teaching!”

So many ideas that I can take back and implement immediately! I especially like all the resources in the highly organized handbook.”

Mary Beth’s ideas are so usable for so many teachers! I can’t wait to try them with my students. Mary Beth is the best presenter I have ever heard – I was captivated and engaged throughout the entire day.”

“Another great day spent with Dr. Allen. I have had the privilege of working with her many times before and it just keeps getting better. She always has new ideas and conveys a feeling of ‘I can do this’!”

“Excellent! I am leaving with many new and exciting strategies to use in my classroom.”

Wonderful ideas and strategies to use in my daily teaching. I love that you ‘showed’ us each strategy and provided us with examples. Fantastic seminar!”