BOOST Online Training Accolades

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Feedback & Accolades

STEAM IS IN SESSION! 11-18-20
  • I really enjoyed this workshop, my favorite by far. I really enjoyed the hands-on activity and that we were able to learn multiple things at once, they were all really fun and enjoyable.
  • Bravo Parker-Anderson!
  • Really enjoyed the breakout rooms. So much great content.
  • All of the instructors did a wonderful job demonstrating their lessons
  • Excellent workshop!
  • This workshop was amazing!!! I would like to see more of these interactive trainings. Thank you to everyone.
  • Great training! All sessions were inspiring. All facilitators were great!
  • Completely enjoyed the hands-on activities, if we enjoyed them I strongly believe our students would enjoy them as well.
  • I was very engaged in listening and learning in all break sessions. Great feel of positive, good vibe to continue my day!
  • You all do a great job of the variety of trainings.
  • Walked away from this training with a good positive feeling to continue my day!
  • Learned so much thank you all
  • All of the trainers were excellent!!
Meet Mizzen, A Game-Changing App for Afterschool 11-12-20
  • Thank you for sharing this app with us. Greatly appreciated.
  • Thank you so much for sharing this info. We have been exploring ways to develop something similar. Serving 200 schools and thousands of students we have never been able to fully invest the time. This is fabulous! Can’t wait to share with my peers.
  • Thank you for the great resources! Can’t wait to use it and let my staff know about it.
  • I’m looking forward to presenting this fabulous resource with my teams! Thank you so so much.
  • I enjoyed learning that it is, “PD in your pocket.”
  • Can’t wait to use it with my team!
  • Your team is great. Thank you!
  • I genuinely appreciated this MIZZEN workshop. It provided me with a tool I can use in my program that will improve productivity in my staff and programming.
  • Amazing App!
  • Kudos to all presenters.
BOOSTer Summit: Inspirational Connections with Sanford Inspire (10-30-20)
  • This was such a great reminder/inspiring!!
  • I love your workshops and cannot wait for the next one on Dec 4th 🙂
  • Enjoyable and informative.
  • Sarah was AMAZING. Her energy and vibes were just contagious. She is such an inspirational educator, there needs to be more Sarah Frayers in the world!! 10/10
  • I really enjoyed the interactive portions of this workshop. I walked away with some new ideas to try with my students!
  • The best information around for all educators!
  • Great speakers, amazing info. Thank you!
  • Great experience with a lot of references.
  • The work that was put into preparation showed up really well, the audience interactions were also very good.
  • Everything was very helpful. I enjoyed this workshop.
  • Great job keeping everyone engaged in a world where we are so distant right now! I enjoyed this topic and am looking forward to future webinars.
Teaching Real Science (10-28-20)
  • I enjoy the workshop, thanks for letting me participate and learn.
  • I really enjoyed this workshop, I had little to no knowledge of Chemistry before the start of this workshop, and after this workshop, I feel confident enough to talk Chemistry with my kiddos!
  • Much more interactive than most trainings, and it was fun to feel like the student asking questions. Great reminder of the importance of having students lead by questions rather than just giving them information.
  • I love science and hope to teach it. There is so much I need to learn and this workshop helped me understand what is important!
  • I would like to say thank you BOOST and Dr. Keller for this wonderful experience and education.
  • I enjoyed the concepts and teachings learned in this training.
  • Thank you so much! Can’t wait to go to BOOST!
  • Thank you for providing some background on why it’s important to rethink teaching science. I identified with Rebecca’s stories, and this made me more determined to prepare students.
  • Was a great learning environment!
  • I am thankful to BOOST for working so hard for educators!
  • I like to learn about Science, and today was an amazing workshop!! I enjoy it.
  • BOOST leads the best trainings- everything they teach about hands-on activities, making learning fun, and asking questions with students, they incorporate into their adult trainings.
  • I am new to teaching and am trying to learn as much as I can for my students! These workshops provide a safe space for me to ask questions and talk with other educators about teaching styles.
Building SEL Communities Online (10-16-20)
  • Energy was great!
  • Thank you for the inspiration Nathan, loved your perspective and vibe! We needed a positive energetic workshop. Hope you can join Youth Alliance to give our staff a good boost and training.
  • Thank you! Looking forward to more workshops!
  • Great content and great enthusiasm!
  • I appreciate the reinforcement of SEL not being an additive, instead of more of what we experienced in the training.
  • I loved the energy, the intentionality, and everything about this training!
  • Thank you so much! This was a great workshop. By far the best online workshop i have attended. Loved meeting new people and interacting with everyone. Very interactive and informative!!
  • Best Online Training I have been to in a while.  Very interactive and fast-paced and full of information.  THANK YOU!
  • Very good speaker, thank you!
  • Love how Nathan brought the energy and was on point with SEL and who, what, and why SEL is valuable to everyone in education.
  • Nathan had great energy and he was well prepared, thank you!
  • I loved the facilitator’s energy, it is the best training I have ever attended.
  • I really enjoyed the energy and the flow of the workshop.
    Nate! My guy. Awesome as always. Your energy is contagious.
  • I first met Tia when she came to our Wyoming Afterschool Alliance conference. I attended every workshop she hosted. I then attended BOOST 3 times.  It is my favorite conference.  I was so excited to hear about the free online workshops! Thank you!!
  • I truly enjoyed how energetic was the facilitator. He made me do a lot of self-reflection and self-awareness in how I present my material as an educator and can adapt my knowledge as a social worker.
  • I enjoyed and appreciated the quotes integrated with the presentation.
  • I truly enjoyed how empowering this training was.
STEMulate your Afterschool Program! (9-1-20)
  • Thank you for this workshop. I have used STEMFinity before and little by little incorporate some of the kits into certain parts of our programs.
  • I loved the information also hands-on experience. Thank you!
  • Thank you so much for all that you have shown us. Very appreciative of everything.
  • Really enjoyed seeing the science demonstrations.
  • It was great to see science demonstrations using common household items for our students to use, I wouldn’t want to place them in a situation where they would need to go out and purchase items during this time.
  • Thank you for all the workshops you provide for us!
  • Looking forward to utilizing these ideas, thank you!
  • Always looking forward to signing up for all the workshops you provide us.
  • Very good information to implement to our program. Thank you!
  • BOOST has provided some great insight into how to incorporate different activities for our program ranging from SEL to STEM. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been able to learn more and take an intentional approach to program design as we make our move virtual.
  • These experiments were fun, easy to implement, and can’t wait to try these with my students!
Supporting Intergenerational Families (8-13-20)
  • Great job presenters!
  • This content was needed and very timely- thank you!
  • This was a great training- thank you BOOST and presenters!
  • Facilitators and speakers were so engaging and I loved how excited they were to discuss the content! Made the training that much more enjoyable!
  • Great ideas to bring back to my program!
  • Looking forward to connecting these intergenerational activities to produce a deeper level of connection with our students.
  • Thank you for bringing us this learning experience today!
BOOSTer Summit: SEL in the Classroom and at Home (in partnership with Sanford Harmony, Sanford Inspire, and UNICEF Kid Power) (8-7-20)
  • I am so happy I signed up and attended the BOOSTer Summit. My anxiety to connect has been boosted. I feel more confident about this coming school year. Thank you Sanford and everyone.
  • Great PD!
  • Thank you for the online content. Needed this for distant learning.
  • This was a great summit! All workshops were very interesting and I can’t wait to do it! I loved Ms. James!!!!
  • That was so helpful- thank you!
  • Great energy!
  • This training has been very helpful for my development of how to support my students and their SEL needs. I have enjoyed learning about the various programs discussed in this training and I am excited to implement them in my school.
  • Great information and resources. I appreciate all the resources that each presenter shared with us.
  • Thank you for organizing this amazing summit!
  • Excellent! So very helpful!
  • Great breakout sessions! Great participants! Great presenters!
  • Engaging presenters who are passionate about this area. Thank you!!
  • This has been a great experience. Thank you!
  • Thank you for the opportunity to not only access this today but to have it available for me to use with the staff of our Afterschool program.
  • This training was invaluable. Thank you so much!!! Fantastic facilitators and presenters. Thank you so much! I look forward to others like this!
  • This has been a great BOOST Summit. Well worth the day! Thank you!
  • Once again, BOOST comes through when I am just really struggling to find better ways to serve my students and need new ideas and understanding. Thank you so much!!!
  • Thanks for the invite! I am incredibly glad that I attended.
  • Thank you for the relevant content and authentic suggestions to implement these pillars of social/emotional life strategies!
  • Amazing to have resources that can be accessed in an equity conscious manner. Children can and do make a difference!
  • An excellent interactive day of training.
  • Wonderful booster for this school year especially for this uncharted time.
  • The presenters were fantastic! Super informative and interactive! Although this summit was held virtually it was simple and easy to maneuver and very engaging and brought forth great resources to use!
  • Great training. The collaboration between Harmony and Unicef is a perfect match!
  • As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I am constantly searching for curriculum and resources that will support my students in better developing their social-emotional skills. By participating in the BOOSTer SEL focused professional development experience, I was able to uncover new strategies and engaging resources that I can utilize with my students. I am also excited to share these resources with the parents and caregivers of the students on my caseload so that they can implement the application of the skills at home. I feel that this professional development experience has provided me a way to support my students in developing positive character traits that support their communication and autonomy for the rest of their lives. My primary goal as a Speech-Language Pathologist is to help my students develop traits and abilities that will make them the best human that they can possibly be. I also strive for them to provide the knowledge and practice to help them advocate and participate within their community. Every student truly has something that inspires and motivates them… my goal is to help my students discover those things and live within that truth. The BOOSTer Summit, SEL in the Classroom and at Home, has prepared me to better be able to achieve that goal as a change agent within my school community.
  • The BOOST Professional Development experience proved to be so helpful! I am so excited to use all the wonderful tools they provided! I am sharing this with my niece who is a third-grade teacher in Texas, and with the School district where my After-School Program is located! Such a wonderful gift! Thank you!!
  • This BOOSTer Summit was a fantastic collaboration of teachers from a variety of locations. There was a great fund of knowledge from the presenters as well as the participants. Strongly recommend for anyone involved in educating our youth.
  • Today’s SEL Booster Summit has been amazing! It has increased my confidence and ability to implement SEL activities into my day. Thank you for all the great resources!
  • Thank you for the opportunity. Sometimes it’s difficult to find relevant PD.
  • BOOST has a way of making even virtual summits fun, interactive, and live up to the out-of-school spirit!
  • I enjoyed listening to your amazing speakers! BOOST is always boss!
  • In a time of uncertainty, it provided me with an exciting roadmap of possibilities to use in preparing my staff for what is ahead.
  • It was amazing and learned so much. Now I know how to care for my class.
  • Grateful for the all-encompassing and powerful workshops! It’s worth waking up at 2:00am to attend live sessions.
  • Wow! Could the amount of FREE resources be any more? So grateful that these lessons and resources are free and available to all school personnel! Instead of just another program that requires a package price or a monthly fee!
  • BOOST offers everyday educators actionable resources and information to help children actualize unlock socio-emotional capabilities.
  • This is the most interactive, engaging, full day of virtual training I have ever had the pleasure of joining!
  • The BOOST PD gave me lots of practical resources that I can use with my students!
Resilience Building Skills – A Simple, Neurologically-Based Model for All Ages (8-6-20)
  • Very entertaining and educational. Loved the enthusiasm and knowledge.
  • AWESOME!
  • Great training. Very informative and entertaining. Time flew by.
  • I really liked his method of facilitating. It was humorous and inviting. He provided a lot of positive reinforcement and it was a good model as to how I want to facilitate Zoom meetings with the youth I work with.
  • This was very informative and entertaining, thank you! Great job!
  • Great information!
  • Scott is great! He knows what he is talking about and is very passionate about it. He kept me entertained, laughing, and I didn’t even notice how fast time flew.
  • Thank you!
  • Thank you BOOST for bringing us the best trainings. This was my sixth training with you and I can’t get enough!
Creative Youth Development: What it Means and The Power of Youth Voice & Beliefs (8-5-20)
  • So honored to have gotten the chance to hear these young people speak.
  • Thank you for holding space.
  • Khali did a great job facilitating. Noor and the other youth did a really great job. The future is bright!
  • Thank you for all of your work. Love that youth were involved to get some feedback from them!
  • Youth are the NOW! Without them, we wouldn’t have a future.
  • I really appreciate all of your work- thank you!
  • Thank you as always.
  • Really enjoyed listening to the youth and hearing about their experiences.
  • Youth speakers were awesome. Loved the honesty and perspective.
  • Great job honoring youth voice- thank you!
  • Including youth in this workshop was great. Rarely do we get to hear from them directly in a workshop.
SEL Practices During Distance Learning (7-31-20)
  • Really great and valuable information to use going forward with distance learning.
  • Absolutely appreciated both presenters! They had a wide-range of ideas and a lot of experience working with SEL and youth. I look forward to incorporating some of the ideas shared with my organization. I look forward to more trainings with BOOST! Thank you so much!
  • Great information on non-traditional ways of learning.
  • Very informative and useful information. Speakers were great.
  • As a first time BOOSTer, I can testify that this is an investment in your development. When we grow professionally, we get to impact the lives of our students, which in turn, influences our future. Our work matters and BOOST has a treasure trove of information and knowledge that you can use to up your game in an industry that can be challenging to find support in.
  • BOOST Cafe’s Online PD on SEL was excellent! Great ideas, easy to implement, and no pressure or push to buy curriculum from presenters. Very knowledgeable presenters.
  • Thank you very much. I Love the way you all help everybody.
  • I really enjoyed this workshop. Although I have some expereicne with SEL, I found this refreshing and empowering. This gave me a new perspective of how my staff can start strong this year and how we find inspiration amongst ourselves to invest in the future of our students.
  • AWESOME! Thank you for supporting our learning, BOOST!
Finding the S.P.A.R.K. Beyond Trauma: Speaking to the Potential, Ability and Resilience inside EVERY Kid (7-30-20)
  • This was an EXCELLENT training! Thank you!
  • Thank you for a wonderful workshop! So many interactive activities I plan to use in my program.
  • Valuable and helpful content, thank you.
  • I feel empowered- this was great!
  • This is so important right now, loved it!
  • Excellent workshop. I learned a lot.
  • This informative training was so important in these current and uncertain times. I am so excited to use the information I learned today in the virtual space and in reconnecting with my students for wellness checks.
  • BOOST always provided fun, interactive, and engaging trainings! Of all the professional development opportunities out there, BOOST offers the best!
  • These BOOST Trainings have empowered me to empower my students to gain a growth mindset.
  • Great job, great speaker, great information.
Creating The Skill Set Needed for the Post COVID Workplace in Expanded Learning (7-22-20)
  • BOOST helps me AIM higher!
  • I really enjoyed the videos and interaction with others. Great training!
  • Facilitators did a fantastic job keeping the energy level up while still being clear and concise.
  • BOOST training are always so informative and help me prepare for the upcoming school year!
  • This training was great! Thank you for reminding us that we are all in different places due to all that is going on and that this is a new playing field that we are all starting over on.
  • Great facilitation and really appreciated the time to work through common changes/challenges.
  • Very enthusiastic presentation, love the interaction with others as well as the videos.
  • The timing of this workshop was extremely pivotal for me. The uncertainty of whether or not our program will resume in August, the constant committee meetings, and the frequent changes began to wear on me. But the workshops, the interaction, the enthusiasm, the talent of the presenters was heartening. It changed my ATTITUDE and allowed me to re-charge and support other staff. Thank you!
  • I enjoyed the breakout groups and being able to network with other programs.
  • Favorite training thus far! Interactive, high energy by facilitators was great!
  • Thank you BOOST Cafe for hosting so many awesome professional development opportunities. These trainings prepare us with the skills needed to better serve our children and families.
    I got a lot of great ideas that I can use right away with this workshop. It had a great blend of theory and practice.
PASS It Along with Positive After-School Supports: Embedding Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in Out-of-School Programs (7-21-20)
  • Great energy!
  • Always love BOOST trainings!
  • Great ideas and I love learning new things- I have so learned so much! You can teach an old dog new tricks!
  • I loved the positivity in the workshop (for one negative, you give 5 positive. I have learned so much! Thank you!
  • Really informative to the after school setting and I appreciated the suggestion to align with the school day to establish PBIS.
  • Great information and engagement!
  • Thank you so much for this sessions. I plan to look into establishing a PBIS team at my site.
  • It was a really great experience and love the interaction period.
  • Great training! I look forward to more BOOST trainings!
  • The two hours went by quick! Great tools to use!
  • This was awesome- thank you!
Providing Enrichment Activities in a Remote Learning Environment (7-16-20)
  • The speakers that were provided were very professional, spoke clearly, and provided a massive amount of resources that I can use with my program.
  • The BOOST Training was very informative and interactive. All the presenters were knowledgeable about their topics and passion for their topics was very present.
  • Great workshop. The resources were amazing!
  • I think this training was really informative, interactive, and resourceful.
  • Great! One of the best Webinars I have attended in a while!!
  • I really liked all the resources for reading that were provided. It was also great to hear that I wasn’t the only one struggling to get my students to join me for activities via Zoom.
  • This was amazing! Great resources and information from all presenters and I am so excited to have another session on the library resources!
  • Really enjoyed the workshop. I loved the ideas of students working on a Google Doc together. Also, the library resources were amazing! Thank you!
  • Great workshop, all of the information that was provided was very insightful.
  • Awesome information and awesome presenters!
  • THANK YOU, BOOST! These trainings are JUST what we need right now!
Three Highs: High Relationship, High Expectations, High Support (7-14-20)
  • This training directly correlates to the work that I do with high school students in the after school setting. I appreciate Stan’s passion and dedication to the work!
  • I agree with the Three Highs. It is very important to have good communication with our students and give them the support they need while having high expectations.
  • This training provided me with great information!
  • The facilitator was very motivating and inspiring to hear.
  • This training was so helpful. Thank you so much for bringing us these Zoom trainings.
  • Great job!
  • This training was very interesting and offered a lot of information that I can implement on a daily basis.
  • I really liked the relevancy of this training.
  • Thank you very much!
  • Stan was an amazing facilitator. I appreciated his dedication to his work, his passion was felt throughout the training. His visuals were useful, and his examples were relevant.
  • This training should be for parents and all those who work with children and young adults to guide and better prepare them to be socially and emotionally successful in life.
GAME ON: 10 Totally Innovative Games for Remote Audiences! (7-13-20)
  • BOOST trainings are just as remarkable and extraordinary online (virtual) as they are in person- I am so super impressed.
  • The workshop and activities were engaging and fun, I cannot wait to use them with my staff and students.
  • This training was awesome- I loved all the resources and tools.
  • BOOST is always offering EXCELLENT workshops with highly trained presenters.
  • This was such a fun session! Presenter was full of energy and excitement. The presentation was well organized and very helpful. I love all the resources presented!
  • This was a great training! The facilitator role modeled some great ways to engage on Zoom and shared affordable resources and techniques I can use right now.
  • Loved this training. I am not very tech-savvy but he presented information and tools I feel comfortable that I could use with my students. We were all able to listen and engage the whole time.
  • I liked this training guided us step by step through each activity. I also like the resources and links that we can use with our students.
  • It was definitely innovative! This has to be one of my favorite trainings ever! Excellent job- loved the music and the interactions with everyone!
  • This was an amazing training- thank you!
  • Great job. It’s looking like more and more schools will be virtual so this was wonderful.
  • I love the way you do these trainings!
  • Thank you! This was the best workshop yet! I can use everything presented today with my students to keep them engaged and excited.
  • Great job, BOOST! As an adult, I am having fun learning about these virtual tools to engage with my students and to continue making learning fun!
  • I loved how interactive this training session was. I wish my other colleagues were on this training.
  • Thank you BOOST- your trainings are the best trainings EVER!
 STEM Activities & Experiences (7-9-20)
  • Best training yet!
  • I enjoyed how engaging the training was and the hands-on activities for us to THINK, TEST, DO.
  • Great games and thank you for giving us ideas and how to implement these virtually!
  • Loved the elementary math games!
  • Thank you!
  • Cards, dice, and a soap container! I did not realize how much you could learn from simple things!
  • I liked this workshop because it was for all ages.
  • Amazing how you can engage, learn, and have so much fun with cards and dice. Loved that ‘math language” was used in the learning as well as the visuals.
  • This was great- thank you!
  • Thank you for all your hard work and gems!
  • Today’s training was helpful and very engaging! Always remember to laugh and have fun with your children. We did today!
  • Great activities for our students- thank you.
Enrichment Activities to Engage Your Students (7-8-20)
  • I walked away with more resources and activities than expected- WOW!
  • BOOST Trainings= ENERGY, PASSION, RESOURCES, CONNECTION
  • A LOT of ENERGY from Larissa. Nice to be followed up by Eric with a calm voice but still very interactive and engaging. Great presentation by Leo and Fulcrum!
  • FUN and ENCOURAGING!
  • Great training!
  • I always feel like I am at the BOOST Conference during these trainings!
  • I was very impressed with the trainers and all the activities.
  • Thank you for sharing so many resources I can use with my program staff and students.
  • I can’t wait to implement all of these activities with my students!
  • My biggest takeaway- just because we are virtual doesn’t have to change student engagement!
  • I loved the opportunity to learn and grow and ways to make connections with our students virtually.
  • Thank you very much!
  • This was fun and friendly! Thank you!
  • You provide the best trainings for us. Thank you.
Health & Nutrition for Children & Youth Matter (6-30-20)
  • Super informative, extremely important, well-planned, well-organized, well-delivered.
  • Great work, thank you.
  • I enjoyed all of the interactions.
  • Daniel Hatcher was terrific!
  • Great workshop- thank you!
  • I can’t wait to share this information with others!
  • I gained so many ideas like growing fruit and fruit painting and how to make STEM activities based around nutrition and health.
  • Enjoyed this training so much, excellent colorful slides, kept the flow interest going, open communication, and friendly.
  • Great resources, thank you!
  • This training was so useful.
  • Thank you very much. Great communication.
  • This is one of the most informative webinars I’ve attended since COVID. The presenters were well-spoken, interactive, and it really held my attention.
  • Great workshop, BOOST! I learned so many beneficial resources to implement with my students and families. I can’t wait to start sharing.
Staying Physical Active While Physically Distancing (6.25.20)
  • Great activities and information- thank you!
  • Thank you for everything!
  • This training was awesome!
  • It was an AWESOME workshop!
  • Sandy has such great energy and enthusiasm! All presenters had really great programs to implement physical activity. I also like how Stacy’s tied into Math/ELA standards.
  • It was an awesome workshop! I learned so much and have a toolkit to take back to my program.
  • I loved how the activities provided gave us adaptions to use virtually and in person. Thank you!
  • SO MANY GOOD IDEAS.
  • I can’t wait to get creative and implement these activities.
  • Again, thank you so much for the great activities that can be used virtually with our students and how we can implement these using physical distancing and make it fun. Easy ideas to use and incorporate with no equipment required. Really enjoyed the training/PD!
  • Very positive throughout.
  • THANK YOU BOOST! I love your trainings and you bring us the best presenters!
Activities That Inspire Learning – Creative Learning & Ed Tech (6.22.20)
  • Great information to take back to my program- thank you!
  • This training was so helpful.
  • Probably one of the best workshops thus far! It was very informative and I came away with a lot of great resources.
  • Learning about coding is so interesting and now I can put it to work with my students.
  • My goal is to implement all 3 of the workshops throughout the year. The training was very straightforward and easy to implement.
  • This training was full of so many beneficial resources.
  • Please offer more workshops like this!
  • This was a very important topic that we need to continue to address due to the constant changes in our programs right now.
  • One of the best BOOST workshops thus far!
  • This was a really good training. I think teaching us how to do coding will help us with new activities for our kids.
  • THANK YOU BOOST! I can’t wait to bring this back to my students.
  • This training provided me with so many useful tips and resources.
  • I will be adding coding as part of our year-round enrichment.
SEL & Mindfulness (6-18-20)
  • I loved this workshop because it was reflective and the information is relevant to my work and my life.
  • Thank you for a great job and well done! I hope to attend another BOOST Workshop in the near future.
  • Thank you for taking the time to share information and allow other us to come together to share our experiences!
  • The personal reflection was good. Also, the interactive piece to discuss our commonalities were very helpful.
  • BOOST Trainings are inspirational, relevant, and simply wonderful.  I always come away from them feeling refreshed and hopeful.
  • This SEL training was very helpful. The participants were friendly and so were the facilitators. I appreciate the resources we received. This was an amazing training!
  • Glad I selected to be a part of this training, we all had so much in common!
  • LOVED IT!!!
  • This was great! I love that we got an activity to do with students, staff, and families.
Mental Health & Self-Care (6-17-20)
  • Grateful for the deep connection, sharing, self-care strategies, and boosting our “WHY”
  • Great information shared. Reminded me to pause, reflect, and take a moment to breath.
  • I thought this training was designed for helping students with self-care but learned that if we are not taking care of ourselves first, we cannot take care of our students.
  • This workshop was a great reminder about life. I learned how important and valuable it is to take care of ourselves first before helping others in your presence. Great visuals, great feedback, great questions,, chat box was interactive, just a great training to think of ways to check in with yourself and your students.
  • I love the different approaches each presenter had when doing self-care.
  • Uplifting speakers and facilitators. Thank you so much!
  • You all do such a good job providing a variety of training s for us!
  • Thank you, this was a much needed workshop.
  • This workshop made me stop and think about my life from every angle.
  • So much good information from all the presenters! How to heal, be empathetic, and listen, how to unplug and remember to commit to something at least once a week that brings you joy. Find inspiration, remember your WHY, and empty your cup so it may be filled.
  • Gratitude, joy, loving, kindness, meditation are great ways to heal. Very well done!
Meeting of the Minds: All Hands on Deck – Using Collective Impact to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline (Part 2) (6-16-20)
  • It is good to serve as a mental model and knowing there are resources we can always look to for feedback if we need to.
  • I love how this information gives us the power to set the tone in the after school environment and provide all of the tools that influence our structure.
  • Great resources to redefine public safety, leadership, and infrastructure for implementation and teaming structure.
  • Awesome, thank you!
  • I loved today’s training especially interacting in the breakout rooms. It really helps to reinforce the importance of creating a safe space for our students and ensuring each and every one of them know that we care about them, that they are important, and that they deserve respect.
  • GREAT JOB! Thank you very much!
  • Collaborating with 76 like-minded professionals focused on interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline is quite refreshing. The facilitators were awesome and I truly appreciate the breakout rooms and chat conversations. Well done, well done, well, done!
  • Great job! Thank you for including the breakout rooms for discussions as we get to meet new people and hear diverse perspectives from their areas of work.
Program Spotlight: Activities that Support Impact – Showing up for Students, Families, and Communities (6-15-20)
  • Proud of what others are doing for their communities.
  • I love how creative all of the activities were in maintaining relationships with students during COVID.
  • The programs featured were very inspirational.
  • So many good ideas to connect with my students- thank you!
  • This was a great training. I am looking forward to sharing what I learned with my colleagues.
  • I will show my student that I’m concerned about their well-being, show them love and support, and listen closely to them.
  • I learned so much from these groups- ready to implement ideas!
  • This BOOST workshop provided new ideas in engaging your students, families, & community.
  • VERY informative and so many new ideas from the presenters.
  • You guys are very helpful, thank you very much.
  • These BOOST trainings will inspire you with ideas and activities. You will learn not just to be a better teacher/after school staff, you will learn how to be a better person.
STEM Activities & Experiences (6-11-20)
  • I loved the mind jar. It is a great project for the students.
  • I really enjoyed the workshop and thanks for having me
  • This workshop provided great ideas about math and STEAM activities.
  • This training got my attention about different ways to have a presentation with my students on any project.
  • Great tips and resources.
  • Good information. Great to refresh my mind in the learning/teaching aspect.
  • Great training, thank you very much.
  • I liked that we were able to interact with the activities.
  • You guys are very helpful. I really learned a lot, thank you very much for all your help.
  • BOOST- You always feel the PASSION & EXCITEMENT in what you do to help the learning community. Thank you!
  • So helpful to walk away with these activities.
Meeting of the Minds: The School-to-Prison Pipeline- Beyond the Schools…It’s Not Just a School Problem! (PART 1) (6-9-20)
  • Love that the facilitator was not fearful of speaking on subjects/problems that the education system and educators tend to ignore or avoid.
  • This workshop was great! Some very key information shared. I think some of the language needed to be further explained for those who are new to this topic.
  • This was a great workshop!
  • This webinar was great! I really hope you can make it available for those who couldn’t attend or share a collection of resources even for those who did attend can continuously address their biases and find toolkits for their own work.
  • Great topic. Relevant to current school issues.
  • This was an incredible webinar, and I wish it was longer – or that we could break out into smaller groups to have further conversation on how to apply these approaches practically in the positions we are in.
  • Tia Martinez was well versed in the information she provided on her PowerPoint and verbally.  GREAT presentation!!
  • Excellent presentation! The content was clear and to the point and the information was pertinent.
  • The school to prison pipeline topic and how to dismantle this system should be part of employee’s curriculum. Thank you!
  • This is an opportune time to actively promote these strategies and actions. Hopefully, we can unify our efforts (like Black Lives Matter) and create a movement to bring them to fruition.
  • The way that BOOST handles trainings is just awesome, thank you.
  • The BOOST group is on the verge of creating a group of true student advocates to fight for equity in schools!
  • The training BOOST provided was very informative with expert facilitators and speakers who were able to share their knowledge on the topic, as well as, being able to go beneath the surface to derive deeper meaning.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work(6-8-20)
  • BOOST reminds you that you are not just an after-school staff. You are changing the world and its norms.
  • It was a great opportunity to interact and learn what is happening in other parts of the country in terms of teamwork and how to achieve it successfully.
  • Thank you so much for this! I loved all of it and will be using and sharing it with my staff and co-workers!
  • I’m glad to have the opportunity to participate in this training and grow up in my profession.
  • I love how Justin included relevant information about what’s going today along with Black Lives Matter and privilege.
  • It was an entertaining meeting and I loved the games and the interaction between everybody.
  • It was the most interactive meeting I ever been on, I liked it.
  • Everything was amazing I enjoy it very much
  • I really enjoyed Justin’s comments. He was right on target.
  • I truly enjoy this training.
  • Great material and advice!
  • This workshop was excellent. I really enjoy being part of it thank you.
  • Great group interactions!
  • I like that the facilitators were able to create a safe environment where I was able to be comfortable speaking to people I didn’t know.
  • The trainers were very knowledgeable!  Thank you!
  • it was good to interact with individuals in other parts of the country.
  • I thought this training was great! It definitely taught me a lot and I will implement some of these things with my fellow PLs or even share them with other site coordinators in order to share my knowledge.
  • Thank you for your support, BOOST!
  • Great system, and quality information.
Jumpstarting Your ECE Career (6-3-20)
  • Very great tips when being in an interview.
  • The workshop provided tools that I can utilize.
  • This gave us the opportunity to be prepare and take advantage to grow up professionally.
  • Thank you for having this needed workshop led by Mr. Anthony Felix. I know I will benefit from taking it.  Will stay in touch through other Boost webinars.  Thanks!
  • I learned a new perspective appreciating this workshop and fine-tuning/sharpening my skills.
  • This information opened my eyes to a new horizon.
  • This workshop refreshed my mind about interviews since there are many years I have not being in an interview.
  • Excited to register for more BOOST workshops. I learned a new perspective on how change is important and a new approach to help others.
  • Good job BOOST!
  • Mr. Felix was upbeat and positive in giving us additional advice on how to find our niche as we go along with our careers.
  • Very informative training- thanks!
Kindness, Empathy & SEL (6-1-20)
  • This training came at a perfect time in uncertain days.
  • It was very informative and you made the space so welcoming enough for all of us to speak out.
  • At the end, Ryan made a very good point. At school, we as teachers need to be very patient with the children and treat them in the best possible way. Good point we don’t know how their life is back at home.
  • As Justin said, “Connection before content” is important. I need to show children and others that my kindness first and willingness to listen to them.
  • I was paired with Jodie for the sharing section and she was really inspirational to me in how she spoke and carried herself. I want to thank the entire team for allowing us to participate with your brilliant and wonderful minds. Thank you!!!
  • Thank you for a great training.
  • BOOST brought down the house today!
  • I have already recommended this workshop to a few of my coworkers.
  • I really liked the way the speakers did their presentations.
  • It was a great way to spend a couple of hours with others in the field.
  • This BOOST training was highly educational and also opened my eyes to a lot of ideas I had not thought about before when speaking with students who may have ACEs or cultural differences. I feel more enlightened to make a change within my own community based on what I learned today.
  • I am going to implement more activities with empathy, cultural humanity, and more relationship skills.
  • I will lead with compassion, patience, and think about other people’s struggles and life before judging.
  • Thank you BOOST, you did it AGAIN!
Facilitation 101: Hero Training by the Harry Potter Alliance (5-28-20)
  • Great workshop- thank you!
  • I liked the ideas provided by other colleagues and the leader was very confident and knew her material.
  • It was nice to hear other people’s problems and having other people offer their suggestions.
  • I`m definitely using the rules I like how the facilitator presented them.
  • I am learning more about myself when I am learning to become a leader.
  • Thank you!
  • My action items: to listen, to work on my use of my hands., and to Know I am not alone in this online distance learning.
  • I learned to be more confident, use closers, and be more engaging.
  • Learned to #1 create space for listening #2 Summarize the conversations in the room and reflect them back to the people #3 Lead the ship and steer the conversation.
  • Good information, appreciate this.
Mental Health & Self-Care (5-27-20)
  • I appreciate every single presenter.
  • Love, love, loved it!!!
  • It was a very interactive session. Positive experience.  I learned other ways to perceive myself.  This session reminded me, that I need time for myself and to reach out to friends. Once again, THANK YOU.
  • Great topic and participation
  • I loved how interactive it was.
  • The BOOST Cafe has a very informative, interactive, and fun method of teaching others how to mentally care for themselves and others.
  • You get to relax from home and enjoy learning!
  • I will take better care of myself to help others be better.
  • Thank you BOOST. I needed this workshop!
  • These trainings are THE BEST- we love BOOST!
BOOST Nation: Town Hall: Childcare Promising Practices (5-22-20)
  • You are amazing! Thank you for facilitating this conversation I have learned so much already. I love your leadership and advocacy.
  • Thank you! That was very informative!
  • Thank y’all so much.  This has been tremendously helpful.  Thank you, also, for pioneering care for kids!
  • Thank you, everyone!!!! I appreciated the chance to learn from all of you 🙂
  • You all have been super helpful. I really appreciate the information from those of you who have been there. Thank you!!!
  • This workshop was extremely informative and reassuring of what can be possible during these uncertain times!
  • I was very blessed to attend the You Matter training through BOOST’s Online Learning Community. I go to BOOST every year for professional development. It was a pleasure to have BOOST in my home virtually!
  • Awesome presentation!!!! It made me excited to move forward and collaborate more!
YOU MATTER: Re-designing Your Purpose in Our New Normal (5-21-20)
  • THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND OPENING A SAFE PLATFORM!!! 🙂
  • I greatly appreciate the safe space that was provided to all attendees.
  • It definitely was an eye-opening opportunity for me!
  • Too many children are normalizing depression, anxiety, self-harm, and settling with it. Introducing these subjects that BOOST provides is what is going to help those children, so thank you.
  • It was extremely gratifying and it made me reflect on my life experiences to help better myself.
  • I love how the activity is applicable to both students and adults. It is a great way to check-in and see how people are doing.
  • Thank you for all of your dedication and commitment.
  • THANK YOU. CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT SESSION.
  • I came into the training in hopes of additional resources and gained more insight for myself. I truly believe that we will have more challenges up ahead and the importance of social-emotional learning and well-being for our students and staff is paramount. Thank you for this great training.
STEM Activities & Experiences (5-20-20)
  • It was fun to be apart of the interaction! It left me wanting more. It journeyed me right to the BOOST Convention in my mind!!!
  • For a first-time Zoom presentation, the energy was through the roof!
  • I really enjoyed the training. It was really fun. Can’t wait to take more.
  • I love how interesting and interactive topics were, as well as how relevant they were to the programs I work for.
  • The speakers were great: Jason, Kellee, and Leslie…Dynamic presentations. Thank you!
  • Professional. On time. Interactive. Just what our team needed. Thank you!
  • I love the energy and passion and lesson plans were easy to follow.  Extra plus of visuals and auditory instructions.
  • I really enjoyed the enthusiasm that the presenters had with their lessons. The positive attitude definitely changes the mood and perception of the activities.
  • I loved the speakers’ energy and the tools they demonstrated, would LOVE more BOOST trainings.
  • Having been a licensed after school care provider for the last 17 years, BOOST to me is a necessary learning component for any child care/afterschool program. Their ability to provide best practice information, and connections from multiple providers from all over the country, gives us the opportunity to see what is working at other programs and that information is PRICELESS. The sharing of information is so helpful and allows us to learn from each other. BOOST lets providers know what cutting edge ideas are for programming to keep your program fresh and new, from showcasing the latest educational manipulatives, to outdoor equipment, and activities. Now they are providing online trainings and learning communities. I can’t say enough about how this style of learning fits childcare and afterschool programs so effectively. Thank you BOOST!

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