I used your Powerhitter® Football for Superbowl for writing/literacy for my Tier Two Intervention class. Students loved that it was sports related. One asked, Miss H, do we get to read about sports today? and was so excited when I said yes. It was also eye-opening that they had never heard of idiomatic expressions like give me a ballpark figure or I’ll run interference for you. Will have to teach that!’
Ms. Horton6th grade ELA (English/Language Arts teacher)
Barb, kids arrived on Monday morning (post Superbowl Sunday) and shared terms they learned in the Powerhitter® Football program on Friday (Equipment Manager and Injury Report Centers). One girl reported that a player’s helmet came off during a play and that can cause a concussion. How’s that for transfer of knowledge?
Mrs. SernaExecutive Director, Title I, SUSD
Power Hitter® was the reason that attendance was near 98% for our 2nd-5th graders during our four-week, full-day summer program. Kids were so motivated to learn.
Dr. G. Superintendent, Phoenix Union High School DistrictFormer principal, J.B. Sutton Elementary
Dear Barbara, I’m happy to see someone else realize that the lessons we teach are not limited to the baseball field but geared towards something much bigger. I wish you continued success.
Pat MurphyCoach Milwaukee Brewers Arizona State University Baseball
Teachers could tell immediately which kids attended the Powerhitter® Summer Program. They were up to speed with math and continuously recalled their experiences at the Yankee Game, and with their coaches. Our kids realized that what they were learning, connected to real life. Higher test scores for our ELL students too! Our students (8-11) retained concepts, skills and confidence that persisted throughout the academic year.
Mrs. R. Taylor, PrincipalPort Chester, NY School District
Breaking Barriers was well received by teachers and students across Major League Baseball Cities. Your contribution was a valuable part of the lessons.
Educational Consultant and Author
Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers (in Sports, in Life), Scholastic Major League Baseball
Your attention to detail is evident. Materials are sequenced and age appropriate and encompass all learning styles. Powerhitter is fun and students crave fun! Teachers are happy because this system provides build-in management techniques along with prepped materials. Overall, this program is highly effective.
Kristine Kefer MooreGilbert Public Schools
My first graders were really engaged with the content because of the characters. Sports is an attention grabber. The graphing and measuring math worksheet was enrichment for them.
Ms. Gomez1st grade and resource teacher
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