Here’s what parents and teachers are saying about The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World!
“I wanted to let you know how well-received your materials and lesson plans were at our school this past year. We offered an elective course for fifth through eighth grade students which was well attended. Teachers, students and parents were so pleased with the content and the success of the enrolled students, we are now integrating it as a required course for all the incoming 6th graders!” — Beth N. Teacher, FL
“My students love the SOS program! We completed the newsflash activity and had a great discussion about the mistakes “organizationally-challenged” students make. It was wonderful because my students could really identify with the students in the book. The lessons are engaging and relevant, and the activities are fun but focused. I have noticed a marked change in many of my children: they are truly learning organizational skills and strategies that will help them both in and out of the classroom. It’s a great program — a “must have” for all middle schools!” – Sara P., Teacher, TN
“The suggestions about how to organize the class binder were extremely helpful to my son. Now he feels very confident about keeping track of his important papers, handouts and homework.” — G. VanBeveren, Parent, NJ
“I am so glad that a friend recommended your book to me. We are both mothers of 7th graders. Your book helped both my son and me so much to get prepared for middle school. The book is actually fun reading. My son feels so confident with his binder well-organized. We posted the “Mental Checklist” on the bathroom mirror. We cleaned up his workspace. The book helps me to help him succeed! Now I understand how middle school works, and what is expected in the classroom. I am grateful you took the effort to create this guide for us!” — Terry R., Parent, WA
“I used The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World! in a course to help get some of my students back on the learning track. They enjoyed taking the quizzes to learn more about themselves as students. It was exciting to see their eyes light up as they completed the fun activities!” Laura F., Teacher, MN
“I introduced your book to the student body on the very first day of school and then to the parents. They were overjoyed that there was such a book. Your book is a gem and is currently being taught by several folks in my school. Its graphics and humor add a smile to to the reader’s face as he/she seeks assistance in developing good vs. nasty study habits! Well done!” — Dr. Robert G., Teacher, MA
5.0 out of 5 stars “What a kid-friendly organizational book! My 13 year old read it cover-to-cover and so did I. It was full of practical tips and motivational suggestions that really work. Plus, its approach takes away the stigma that disorganized people are stupid or lazy, and instead shows that disorganized people simply need to learn some helpful skills. Highly recommended!” L. Diggins, Mom, MA
“These books are awesome and address a problem facing so many students from special education to high achievers, low income to high income. Poor organizational skills are not just a problem for the poor or learning disabled. This is just a great resource that addresses multiple learners in simple, continual lessons.
Great job!” — Ann A., Teacher, MA
5.0 out of 5 stars! This book is all that it was advertised to be and more, according to my wife, and she uses it in her Middle School Special Education classes with success. M. Miner, TN
“My son was hesitant to read The Middle School Student’s Guide to Ruling the World! He felt he was too cool for a book on succeeding in school. But, after taking the Truth or Dare Quiz, he realized that he could learn some things from this book! Now, his binder is organized, he’s taking notes in class and he is more engaged in the classroom. His teachers appreciate his focused attitude. I appreciate him finally taking responsibility for his school success!” — Lori H., Parent, Utah
“I loved the curriculum! It was user-friendly, very engaging for the students, and totally relevant for middle school.” A.L. Teacher, AZ
“Love, love, love this!”