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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Ledbetter is an outstanding English/Language Arts teacher and highly acclaimed national presenter. She is well known for her fast-paced and strategy-packed seminars focusing on helping students significantly improve their writing skills. Given Mary’s wealth of experience as a teacher, she understands the issues teachers face with reading papers, grading and teaching to a wide range of skills and abilities and has developed strategies that will reduce teacher paper load. She will share her assessment techniques that greatly improve student writing and increase active participation in class. She is the author of many books including, Writing Portfolios Kit, Ready to Use Daily Language Skills, along with Writing on Demand: Practical Strategies for Increasing Your Students’ Success When Writing to Prompts on Writing Assessments (Grades 3-6), the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. You won’t want to miss this outstanding opportunity to get dozens of ideas and strategies you can use immediately with your students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Instructor, Mary Ledbetter

“Mary Ledbetter’s energy, enthusiasm and passion were fantastic. Absolutely the best seminar I’ve attended!
– Jeff Carter, 5th Grade Writing Teacher

“Thank you for your energy and passion and most of all your no-nonsense approach.”
– Joanna Schornhorst, 2nd-3rd Grade Teacher

“Loved the smiley tricks to help elaborate my students’ writing. Enjoyed all of it and will use it! Thanks.
– Dianne Schroeder, 4th Grade Teacher

This seminar has encouraged me to try different writing assignments with new techniques. Thank you for your guidance.”
– Mary Braun, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Mary Ledbetter has so much valuable information for teachers and students. This seminar will have an enormous impact on the writing process for all involved – writing can be fun!”
– Lisa Young, Communications Director

Thank you for a marvelous, inspiring experience. I came with high hopes and I was not let down. I’m ready to go back to the classroom and give it a whirl.”
– Denise Wirth, 5th Grade Teacher

I don’t think I have ever been to a seminar where I learned so much useful information. The wheels in my mind are already turning. Thank you so much!”
– Jenny Long, 3rd Grade Teacher

I can’t wait to incorporate these ideas in my classroom. I am doing paragraph writing now and will go back and conference with my students instead of taking home papers to grade!”
– Debbie Brimm, 5th Grade Teacher

Mary Ledbetter inspired me to expect the best from all my students. She is down to earth and her methods are appropriate for all students. This is easy and very doable.”
– Norma Hartman, Teacher

“I really enjoyed the seminar. I plan to use the new strategies I learned today to save time and to be a more effective teacher.”
– Kim Cheak, 5th Grade Language Arts Teacher

“I have been looking for new ideas and a fresh approach to teaching writing. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I believe all my students can do this!”
– Stacey Kastner, ESOL Facilitator

“All I can say is WOW! I have a renewed sense of excitement about teaching English. This is the most organized and thorough approach to teaching writing that I’ve ever experienced! I recommend this to all educators!”
– Liane Stone-Ingalls, Language Arts Teacher