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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Peterson is an enthusiastic, K-2 teacher with over 26 years of teaching experience. Known for her highly motivating ideas and the practicality of her presentations, she is an expert in teaching writing to all students including ELL, at-risk, struggling, and high-achieving students. Mary is the author of several professional books from Scholastic as well as, 101 Practical and Ready-to-Use Strategies to Strengthen Your Students’ Writing (Grades K-2), 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 implement immediately to significantly strengthen your students’ writing skills!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Wonderful, hands-on writing ideas! Very practical and will be used as soon as I return to my classroom. Thank you!”

Awesome seminar! Very motivating - makes me excited to try new strategies in my classroom!”

Mary is energetic and engaging! I have many new ideas to make writing more fun and meaningful for my students.”

“A plethora of useful, highly motivating and skill-building teaching ideas! Thank you!”

“Excellent! Thank you for the wonderful ideas to be a more active, creative teacher!”

Mary was great! She gave ideas that I can use in my classroom tomorrow.”

“Wow! I am excited to go back to my school and use all of these new ideas!”

“This is the best seminar I have attended in years! Thank you for the wealth of information!”

Practical ideas, great suggestions and excellent examples of writing made this an A+ seminar!”

“This seminar has so many useful ideas and materials that a teacher can really use. I can’t wait to get started!”