Lead Learn Excel Testimonials

See what leaders are saying about this program

“I am so grateful that I have taken these trainings. They have helped me grow in my leadership skills. I think [my colleague from another child care program] and I will be doing some collaboration on the peer learning groups in a short time. We have already started exchanging ideas and materials that will help us.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“I want to practice my new way of coaching immediately! Start a new way of asking probing questions, and develop creative and individual learning plans for teachers. The wealth of knowledge I’ve received from Lead Learn Excel has me excited about the rest of the school year and any challenge ahead.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“This knowledge, as an instructional leader, reminds me that I need to think about where teachers are in their development, just as we do with children. I need to fit the instructional support as needed with each teaching team and/or individual.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“One-day, full-day training is overwhelming, but it helps me move from ‘helping’ to ‘internalizing’ practice. It’s made a difference for me.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“I have learned [to be] intentional about everything related to children. Families and staff [are] the most effective way to instill high quality, [accountability], and expectations in programming. [Now I’ll] provide more time for team lesson planning and [be] able to provide tools and resources.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“I have learned to look for the value in each interaction with the staff, [and gained] strategies [on how] to be a better leader and how to mobilize teachers.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“My thoughts on change and quality improvement were reinforced today, and are based on using teachers and their knowledge and strengths to facilitate ‘buy in’ as an agent for improvement.  I will meet with prospective interested districts to get an idea of their commitment level.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“I learned how to be more specific in my questioning, [using] open-ended questions that let the teacher, or lead the teacher, to think through the question/problem. PD need[s] to be embedded into the day and be personalized—now it’s time to put this all together and get a plan to use this at school. How do I get everyone onboard? Immediately I will use the listening/questioning techniques.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“I came in kicking and screaming to these trainings like the teachers coming to the PLGs. But coming makes me reflect on my own practice.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“I want to practice reflecting with teachers, establish professional learning communities and peer learning teams, evaluate program needs and value—assessing how I can be more effective. What do teachers need from me? I can learn more by listening to and communicating with peers.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“I have been guilty of not being on task or focused—and thinking about how to effectively use protocols makes me want to not let that happen again!”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

“It gave me the opportunity to talk to others and we shared great information and processes. It made me reflect and also got me thinking of my next step: how I’m going to take this back.”
—a Lead Learn Excel participant

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