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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 secondary English teacher, she understands the issues teachers face with reading hundreds of papers, and has developed a strategy that will reduce teacher paper load. She will share her assessment techniques that greatly improve writing and increase active student participation during class and eliminate your take‑home grading.

She is the author of many books including, The Writing Teacher’s Activity‑a‑Day, Success Series One, Success Series Two Folders, Writing Portfolios Kit, Ready to Use Daily Language Skills, along with Writing on Demand: Increasing Your Students’ Success When Writing to Prompts on Writing Assessments (Grades 6‑12), 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 Presenter

Thank you for unlocking the chains of grading that still hold me captive. I can’t wait to use these strategies immediately with my high school students.”
– Kristi Nelson, High School English Teacher

“This is the second time I’ve attended this seminar. I feel better prepared to take my students to the next level. I saw improvement in my students writing the first time around and am excited to see how far we can take it now.”
– Brigitte Grasl, Middle School English Teacher

“The strategies Mary shared will increase my students’ ability to write creatively in any subject area. I loved her enthusiasm!”
– Diane Kmiecik, Junior High Teacher

“The information was so relevant and practical. The resources were clear and not cumbersome. Mary Ledbetter’s energy was amazing. She kept me engaged and laughing the entire time. I’m motivated to begin using these techniques immediately.”
– Tamika Williams, Sixth Grade ELA

“Mary Ledbetter’s tips and strategies are the most comprehensive and useful information that I have been introduced to in years of teaching.”
– Patricia Kreischer, English Instructor

“I was given tons of ideas to use in my classroom to motivate my writers. It was wonderful to be rejuvenated. Thanks!”
– Shanna Eley, Language Arts Teacher

“Mary’s writing suggestions are fresh, fun and applicable for students of all ages! I come to see Mary whenever I can and each time I learn something new.”
– Heather Connor, English Teacher

“This seminar contained a plethora of practical ideas and further aided me in thinking outside the box. No papers to take home to grade!”
– Valeria White, English Teacher

Mary Ledbetter couldn’t have been any better. She made learning fun. On this day, in less than desirable weather, she brought the sunshine.”
– Jason D. Strecter, Teacher

“Great presentation! I will certainly attend any seminar presented by Mary Ledbetter! She had great ideas for new and veteran teachers. Happy writing!”
– Sue McSherry, High School ELL Teacher/Coordinator

“Excellent workshop! Organized, thoughtful and practical. Mary Ledbetter was awesome!”
– James Rodd, Teacher