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"Dr. Kingore has presented to ISACS members at several workshops, and we will certainly invite her back in the future. Her workshops provide teachers with practical, hands-on applications and concrete tools to use when they return to the classroom. Her presentation style is accessible, humorous, realistic, and encompasses a range of grade-levels. Her books and other resources are valuable tools for classroom teachers!"

Karen Zeitlin
Chicago, Illinois


"I saw Bertie's materials before I heard her speak, and I thought, 'I've got to go hear this woman!'"

Terri Porisch
Montana AGATE


"I am so excited! You have truly given me a new lease on life. To go back and face the staff with your materials will be exhilarating! We have needs that will now be met because of your thoughtful insight and generous wisdom. You will be blessed by the countless number of children you have saved. Thank you for a terrific two days! I can't wait for the next day we'll spend with you. You'll always be welcome Back Home Again in Indiana."

Bec Smith
Indianapolis, Indiana

(Responding to Dr. Kingore's state-wide training on Recognizing Gifted Potential for the Indiana Department of Education)


"As a teacher, principal, and supervisor in a rural school division in Virginia, I can attest to the value of Bertie Kingore's teaching materials. After my initial session with Bertie, I began to say, 'Bertie says...' After many sessions through the years, my ability to teach, to lead, and to supervise has been enhanced by Bertie's messages. Thank you, Bertie, for retaining the essence of a classroom teacher and thank you for being a 'master teacher' to us all."

Sarah Cromer
Tazewell, Virginia


"In twenty three years of teaching, I have never been provided with such a relevant, exciting, overwhelming, and just plain I'm Glad I'm a Teacher day. I tried to take notes and ideas as fast as you could speak. I had to stop note taking just to listen to ensure I wouldn't miss anything. You made my day, year, and career! Thank you seems trivial at this point, but, "THANK YOU!" My students will benefit, and that's what should happen. You touched many more lives than just mine yesterday."

Margarethe Weideman
McAllen, Texas


"Many of my staff members recently attended an inservice conducted by Dr. Kingore. They all came back raving about the many strategies they took away! "

Felecia Dorsey
Fairfield Central, Ohio


"I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for such a fantastic two days at Saint Mark's School! My third grade students are going to benefit greatly from me being a part of the conference! We made paper chains on Friday on a whim... since they took OH so much time to prepare... hahaha... I tried it! I never knew there were so many ways to write the number 18. I saw so many brains become active! I had a bounce in my step all day long!

Once again, thank you for being such an inspiration to us al!
I a b w i a d.
(I am brewing with ideas about differentiation.)"

Julie Harmon
San Rafael, California

(The Initial Sentences activity is published in Just What I Need!)


"I want to thank you for the stellar professional development you provided to our staff yesterday. I have been a principal for 10 years, and during that time I have arranged countless professional development opportunities for our staff. I want you to know that I have never received the emails, notes and words of appreciation for providing professional development to teachers like I did yesterday. Teachers who attended the morning training shared they returned to their classes and tried several of the strategies. I might add that the emails, notes and conversations have continued. You helped them to understand that differentiation instruction could be standards based, impact student achievement in an engaging way for children, and could easily be woven into their daily lessons. Today, our teachers are continuing to share how these strategies have been integrated into their lessons and the positive impact they have had."

Vikki Duncan
Evansville, Indiana


"We have only heard wonderful things about the day and your sessions. You have inspired many, many people at Weatherford. You all are great!"

Kim James
Weatherford, Texas


"I have been and educator of gifted children for almost forty years. The more I hear you, the more convinced I am that you have a special gift for making your work friendly for use by all educators. Teachers in the regular classroom, as well as gifted education professionals, love your presentation and approach. You inspire confidence in those who need support in their work to customize levels of instruction, back-up your writing with authentic and current research, and incorporate reproducible materials in a clear and effective manner. You are a "teacher-friendly" teacher!"

Patsy Brown
Ottawa, Illinois


"Our teachers at Center Grove Elementary piloted the use of the KOI, and the teachers have been meeting and sharing information about the KOI/student work. The conversation between the teachers was phenomenal! Instead of talking about how many patterns were accurately sequenced, or how darling the pictures were, the teachers were digging deeper and analyzing the student products to see the clues about the children's thinking processes, perspectives, and whether they were whole to part or part to whole thinkers. They were so excited about the qualitative data that they have offered to assist us in rolling the KOI to all grades, helping us plan the timeline, and continuing the use of the KOI activities. I left our last meeting absolutely exhilarated by the teachers' successes. It is that kind of day that keeps me going!"

Susan Smith
Greenwood, Indiana


"My husband and I attended your workshop. Ever since, we have been using more and more of your strategies! They are already transforming our teaching and planning. We can't speak enough about how wonderful your materials are!! After the conference, we bought 5 more of your books and are already loving them! Thanks again Bertie for the inspiration!

Steph and Dave Lerch
Columbia, Illinois