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Everything I was trying (and largely failing) to do or make on my own has been done and explained for me in this program. I am going into my third year of teaching and for the first time, I feel confident to approach a new school year, knowing I have the tools and resources to do it well.
This was the missing piece I've been looking for. If you are a new teacher wondering if you should invest in this course, my answer is yes! I do not feel overwhelmed like I did the past two years.
- Allison Stout
This program is absolutely incredible.
Dare I say LIFE CHANGING for my classroom.
I will be going into my second year of teaching and this program has taken all the stress out for me.
Also, this program is worth so much more than what Lori is offering it for.
She is truly so kind and helpful. I highly recommend this program!
You will not regret it.
- Ashley Browning
Mrs. Friesen was my grade 2 teacher and I still remember her as being one of the most inspiring people I have been blessed to encounter. Mrs. Friesen taught me that I could do anything I set my mind to. This was something that my anxious 7 year-old self needed to be reminded of often, and she did just that. She truly made every student feel cared about and supported, regardless of their personal situation. After being in Mrs. Friesen's grade 2 class, I was inspired and I knew I wanted to work with children in some capacity as well. I'm now 21 and pursuing a university degree that will allow me to do so. I will never forget the care that Mrs. Friesen showed each of her students. I can only hope that one day I will be able to impact a child's life as much as she impacted my own. Give this podcast a listen... this teacher is truly changing the lives of children in her classroom and she has a lot of advice to share. - Mackenzie G., Former Student (Alberta, Canada)
Dr. Lori opens her signature online program, R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, for enrollment twice each year.
Enrollment for 2022 will begin again in the spring. This course is designed to walk new elementary teachers (who are in their first three years of teaching) through 5 steps during the summer months, supported by Dr. Lori and a community of like-minded educators, so they can feel fully prepared and ready for the school year.
To learn more and get on the waitlist for the Academy, please click here.
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Yes! Check out Dr. Lori's Teachers Pay Teachers Store, with new, top-quality products added every week to keep your classroom running smoothly with tons of fresh and creative ideas and resources!
Also, if you're struggling to make the transition to teaching online, you might want to check out her mini-course, Transition to Teaching Online, by clicking here.
Finally, if classroom management is a challenge, you might want to check out her other mini-course, Chaos to Confidence, by clicking here.
Absolutely. Click here to learn more now (and get on the waitlist so you are notified the moment the Academy opens)!
Dr. Lori Friesen taught elementary school for ten years in Canada and overseas, and taught hundreds of pre-service teachers at the University of Lethbridge. Her Masters in Education work was published as The Beginning Teacher's Handbook for Elementary School, which sold thousands of copies as Lori presented at conventions across the country.
Dr. Lori completed her PhD in Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. She was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, the Isaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, the Doctoral Prize of Distinction, and the University of Alberta Ph.D. Recruitment Scholarship for her doctoral research. Dr. Lori was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement.
Over 3500 families have graduated with rave reviews from Dr. Lori's 1st and 2nd grade literacy program, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, which is currently being taught in California schools.READ DR. LORI'S STORY
When I attended Mrs. Friesen's masterclass I was introduced to the basic topics that a first-year teacher should start thinking about, but I became overwhelmed with all the things I needed to think about, do, and/or didn't know how to do them.
Working myself through the R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy, I was given step-by-step instructions for all (not just the basic) aspects of setting up a classroom each year!! Mrs. Friesen guided me through easy ways to set up a fun, loving, and efficient learning environment for my students AND for myself!! She also opened my eyes to topics that I would have never considered thinking about before, until at least, my 5th year of teaching (why wait??)!!!
Having all of this knowledge and these resources as a first-year teacher is amazing and has given me confidence in starting my teaching career!
Thank you Mrs. Friesen and R.E.A.D.Y for School Academy!!
- Brianna Shaw
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