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Testimonials

…Manifests the best thinking in modern education…

“…manifests the best thinking in modern education, including actionable steps on developing students’ self-agency and self-regulation, and how to develop communication and executive functioning skills.” 

– Rick Wormelli (on “Teaching the Whole Teen”)

…I am constantly drawn back to his work…

Jeffrey believes in the power of professional learning and personalizes his work to support the school he is working with.  Jeffrey made a profound impact on my work and I am constantly drawn back to his work.

– Margaret Jones-Carey, ED.D

I have learned so much from Jeffrey, and would highly recommend him as a trainer or consultant!

– Fran Rosenberg, Executive Director, Northshore Education Consortium

Jeffrey as a professional coach is an astute observer who catches the perfect moments in the classroom to focus on for a teacher’s educational growth. His expertise is fundamental to good teaching and learning because his feedback is delivered from a position of knowledge, experience, and robust ideas which serve to make a teacher better.

– David Thompson, teacher

I don’t know anyone as committed to educating all youth as Jeffrey is.  I don’t know anyone who enjoys thinking and talking about teaching and learning as much as Jeffrey does.  I was blessed to have been mentored by Jeffrey, and I owe him so much for the teacher I yearned to become and the teacher I have become.

Rabbi Lori Shaller

Jeffrey’s assistance around working with students with high levels of anxiety, as well as those learners who are often considered most “challenging,” has provided educators in our region with strategies, supports, and reflection points for strengthening their practices moving forward. We look forward to working with him again .

Fred Ende, ASCD author; Director of Curriculum and Instruction BOCES

…The sort of book that reminds you instantly of why you went into education in the first place…

“I want to give some recognition and thanks to an educator, Jeffrey Benson, who is truly one of the best. If you have a chance to familiarize yourself with his work, you will find it a rejuvenating treat.  I have been very fortunate in my professional life and connections, and the chance to discuss and ponder the art and science of teaching with someone as skilled as he, has to rank among the highlights of my teaching career. In 2014 Jeffrey published the book Hanging In, about the value and also the difficulty of hanging in with difficult students. I opened the book and after the first page, just closed my door and read the rest of it. I will admit that the hours my job requires don’t leave nearly the reading time I would like, but this was a must read for me, because it is the sort of book that reminds you instantly of why you went into education in the first place, and what truly great transitional work teaching can be at its best.”

– Maggie Rizzi, School Superintendent (on “Hanging In”)

Work with Jeffrey Benson

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