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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Peterson is an enthusiastic, intermediate-level teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience and is known for her highly motivating ideas and the practicality of her presentations. She is an experienced teacher trainer, mentor teacher and adjunct professor. Mary is the author of two professional books from Scholastic: Extra Practice Math Centers: Addition, Subtraction and More (2007) and Extra Practice Math Centers: Multiplication, Division and More (2007). She is also the author of Guided Writing, Interactive Writing and Independent Writing: Practical Strategies to Develop Competent Writers (Grades 3-6), 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 Your Mary Peterson

“Lots of helpful and creative ideas to use in the classroom along with graphic organizers and books to make it all easier!”
– Katie Parchert, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Mary is one of the best presenters I have ever seen! She provided us with many excellent ideas that I am going to
use – starting tomorrow!”

– Stephanie Warner, 6th Grade Teacher

“This seminar is one of the best writing seminars I have ever attended. Very hands-on and applicable in all grade levels.”
– Heather Launius, 5th Grade Teacher

“A fabulous seminar that motivates teachers in all areas of writing with excellent hands-on and creative activities!”
– Marita Peffley, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Every time I come to a Mary Peterson presentation, I learn something new! She is a very motivated educator and her enthusiasm is contagious! I can’t wait to share all these practical ideas with my colleagues.”
– Jada Gilleylen, 3rd Grade Teacher

“I learned so many new ways to make writing fun and creative! I had a lot of fun and will take these easy-to-do activities back to my classroom and start using them.”
– Kay Rankin, 4th/5th Grade Teacher

“Love the ideas! Love all the fun books! My class will love writing!
– Connie Olligg, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Awesome! I don’t think I have ever learned so much to take back to my classroom or had so much fun!”
– Jennifer Demand, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Wonderful seminar! This has been the most rewarding professional development day I have ever attended. I will use all of these practical ideas in my classroom! I have so needed someone like Mary to teach me how to teach my students how to write!” 
– Jennifer McMillan, 4th Grade Teacher

“Wow! What a super seminar! I’m excited about using these motivating ideas with my class. Absolutely the best!”
– Mary Beth Ross, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Fantastic! I enjoyed Mary’s energy and humor. She did an outstanding job of relating to the participants and providing us with truly creative, motivating and worthwhile activities and resources!”
– Kristina Lott, 5th Grade Teacher

“Outstanding presentation! Fun and fascinating ideas! I know my students will be super-motivated to create wonderful stories using these clever formats!”
– Sue Tharp, 3rd/6th Grade Special Education Teacher