"The success and effectiveness of such an approach was clearly evident the very day you started working with us."

“Thank you for a fantastic four days of in-service training. Your understanding of the foundational principles of psychology, motivation, and child development coupled with personal experience and a heart-centered approach to working with children was very refreshing and highly effective. In particular, I appreciated the manner in which you presented options and choices, to students, in a non-confrontational manner; shifting the teacher/student dynamic to that of a coach or mentor/student association. The success and effectiveness of such an approach was clearly evident the very day you started working with us. As a result of your cogent strategies, classroom disruptions were curtailed and learning time was maximized, and in the process adult/student bonds appeared to strengthen. ……..I immediately perceived the beauty, compassion, and effectiveness contained in your Meet the Hand approach. Its simplicity, combined with your matter-of-fact language and straightforward protocols, enabled skilled veterans and neophytes alike to deploy them with equal effectiveness.” -- Shawn Shaw, Dean of Students, Montecito Union School