Written Testimonials

From teachers who have participated in our workshops:

 

“It was a sense of achievement and empowerment.  It was such a positive experience, I never dreamt that I would come away with this much new knowledge, this much confidence and this much enthusiasm.  You are doing something that you never, ever, in your wildest imagination thought you would be doing.”

Karen Batista, Hunterdon Central Regional High School Science Department Supervisor

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 “The first flight was incredible; when I went up the second time it was a little windier so there was more resistance. It was definitely more challenging but it was even more rewarding."

 

I have been personally surprised by the outcomes of the workshop. I gained a lot more than I thought I would. I do see where I have leadership abilities and that experiences like this will allow me to build myself in areas of need…for example, confidence and communication. I am very excited to share my experience here and my enthusiasm with my students – hoping to increase student participation in STEM opportunities.”

Nicole Carro, Delaware Valley Regional High School Science Teacher

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“It was unlike anything I have ever done. It was amazing, it was empowering, it was invigorating, and I don’t think anything I will ever do from here on out will ever top it.”

Jessica Doyle, Hunterdon Central Regional High School Science Teacher

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From anonymous responses in a report by independent workshop evaluators:

 

“I have tried (now just being the third day of school) to incorporate aviation into my lessons, even if it is just talking about my personal experience in trying something new or the fact that Physics and Aviation are related.”

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“The workshop was great. It gave me a new perspective on teaching. Linda and Sue took something that was scary, flying, and by the end of the workshop it was fun. For everything we learned, they discussed with us applications to the classroom. It is hard to explain the experience of being in the class – feelings of being overwhelmed, enlightened, and thinking about how mystudents go through these same feelings learning a new subject. For example, I really liked practicing the radio calls in front of the whole class. It made me think about how to incorporate more small-group work in my classroom. Linda and Sue talked metaphors, like making a maximum climb, and then asked questions like, what would happen if the pilot refused to climb to get over an obstacle? How does this happen in your classroom?”

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“Professionally I feel that my experience will have lasting implications on the way I counsel. I definitely will encourage more risk taking in my students both in the classes they choose in high school and the paths they may pursue in their careers.”