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“I really like how The Essay Writing Kit is laid out – the language is very direct and easy to understand. Instructions are limited so that the students can get on with the writing process.” — Janet Nicolson, Special Education Specialist Teacher , Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

“When my grade 11 son shows an interest in something I have to say, that says a lot!  When I told him about The Essay Writing Kit, he was very interested.”  — Marjan Glavac, TheBusyEducator.com, Ontario, Canada

"Thanks for all your help and the extra book that you sent me. That was very nice of you and will be remembered. Everyone should offer such great customer service. I'm so excited to have these spelling ideas for use in my sixth grade class.  It goes hand in hand with doing differentiated instruction."  — Pat Haeffner, Galloway Community Charter School, Galloway, NJ

 “I can't wait to see what other gems you come up with! Handy little helpers, your books are! :)— Kim Fournier, Grade 5/6 teacher, Land O'Lakes school, Mountain Grove, Ontario, Canada

“Thank you for your help. Now, I am able to type information into the space on the forms whenever I need to. I appreciate your immediate response to my question. I am now very happy and more than satisfied with the product we purchased. This is a real, practical tool and resource that will immediately meet my need in a very professional and time saving way. What a way to impress a substitute teacher!!! Very Sincerely,”  — Cres Angeles, San Diego California, USA

“OH MY GOODNESS!!!! A 2 minute response?! WOW. Thanks so much. It has been invaluable to me. You are the pinnacle of customer service!” — Theresa

“Thanks for an excellent product.  I used your 1000 Writing Ideas last year for my grade 8 language arts class and it was just great! I hope you continue with this line of work as it is so well done and it has saved me so much time!”  — Kevin Dodsworth, Westview Public School, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

“By the way,  still using the Teacher's Binder after two years!!  It is absolutely indispensable!”  — Mandy Hutto, 5th Grade Science Teacher, Southwest Laurens Elementary, Rentz, Georgia, USA

“Thank you very much for your email. I have received a receipt and have been able to download the great resource. Thanks so much for your help. All of the forms are great and I've been able to create a wonderful Daybook for September. I will be sure to let other teachers know about your great materials.” — Kelly Donaldson, Grade 2 Teacher, Unionville Public School, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

“Thank you for these awesome timesavers. I love your site… it is excellent. It was just what I needed today… just downloaded the Unique and Different sheet… there are so many different ideas there for teachers. I have added a couple to my writing course… I came upon your site through Career One… was job hunting…   http://Activeenglish.biz” — Marguerite Carstairs, Woosong Universityand WLI, Daejeon, South Korea

“I got the Teacher’s Binder and it's the best thing a teacher could have.”  — Laura Robinson, USA

“Thank you so much for all of your help. I really appreciate. I've been eyeing this book for years on the internet, and in fact I use many of the samples already in my classroom. They are extremely helpful. However, this year I have a very difficult student and many of the forms will be geared toward him. “  — Yvonne Conti-O'Brien, World Languages Teacher, Flood Middle School, Stratford, CT, USA

“Thank you again for the thoughtfulness and the handiness of your forms….I really do appreciate the time your forms  save me!”     — Barbara A. Chio, USA

“Thank you for your quick responses to my e-mail. I purchased 3 books on line last night around midnight after looking through the samples and then stood up to 4AM printing samples that I could bring to work with me today to get my class up and running- SMOOTHLY- I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IMPRESSED!!!”  — Sharon Merchand, USA

“Thank you for reactivating my order. I downloaded it to my hard drive and also put in on a CD. I am so excited to have these forms! I wish I would have discovered them sooner.”   — Stacey Gray, Special Services Director/School Psychologist for Newcastle Public Schools in Newcastle, OK

“Thank you so much for your wonderful products!  They are printable treasures. Thanks again for your wonderful products!”  — Karla Nicole Evans, USA

“Thank you for the help.  It works beautiful.  I appreciate the promptness  Your product seems to be a great asset to many teachers & administrators.  Best of luck in the future.  I will recommend this product (The Teacher’s Binder) to my faculty.”   — Roman Fernando, Yorba Linda, California, USA

“Stevan,  It is late, but it is done!  Thank you  for being so patient with me.  You have been extremely kind and persistent on helping me.  I apologize for my minimal complaints made into a mountain. Again, I have what I need and am very pleased with my download.  I really cannot explain what was going on with the computer, or myself as the operator but I do know without your dedication to this concern it would have never turned out positive! Bless you and know that you made someone's end of the day peaceful and ready for whatever tomorrow brings.  — Shirley Armentrout
PS  I am also quite pleased to be able to have a professional presentation filled in for my school staff to follow.”

“Hello again, Well I downloaded the books and I must say WOW!!! I graduated from U of Alberta Ed. program a year ago April. I teach grades 3-9 English Language Arts in a Francophone school. I am the English department! But I am an old hand as a mom. We have a 19yr old son and 11 yr old daughter. I've been around the school system for 15yrs. When I went back to school full-time it was to finally live my dream to become a professional educator. ( I was always a teacher!!) In our curriculum and pedagogical classes we were always asking the expert teachers in front of us for resources to help us especially as first year teachers. They didn't give us anything like this ! Now here is where your eBooks come in! If we had been made aware of this resource, would my beginning of the year ever have looked different. Your teacher binder puts in place at the touch of a finger EVERYTHING needed to run a classroom smoothly with the emphasis on STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY rather than make work situations for teachers!!!!! Thank you!!! and Marjan for directing me to your website, although it wasn't exactly what I was looking for! No accidents!

Re 1000 Quick Writing Ideas: I photocopied each page 5 times on to card stock. I will laminate the cards eventually. At the beginning of each writing workshop I hand out cards randomly to the students. I give them 2 minutes from the time I finish to choose a prompt and begin writing, then collect the cards. I choose one too and write as well. Depending on my grade level, I time them 5-15 minutes. Then they are invited it share any part of their writing they wish. We discuss what we liked and a way to make it better. Sometimes I tell them to write for their eyes only and no expectation to share is given. My  students are writing with an eye to polishing 5 different pieces for the end of May, out of all of their current works. The kids have written some wonderful 'stuff' sparked by  the prompts. I can hardly wait to see their final, polished pieces!

Just teach it is going into action in June! What a find. I'll send student reviews of that project when we are finished. I do plan to collect the rest of your books! Even the math ones as my daughter struggles in Math and I hope they might boost her learning! Again, thanks. I've only begun to explore the possibilities! I'm even more excited about next year!”  — Darlene Turnbull, Ecole la Prairie, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

“Thanks. I am enjoying using your materials I ordered for my classroom.  Thanks again!”  — Ms. Cockrel, USA

“It worked beautifully tonight!  Thanks again for sending a second time.  Love your extremely useful pages.”    — Letha Rice, USA

“Thank you so much for replying so quickly. I downloaded adobe and it worked. By the way, your books are great! Thanks a bunch.”  —  Lipsy Patel, Rand School,  Montclair, NJ, USA

“I am happy with the materials. I will be able to make good use of them and am grateful for all the information in one place.”    — Morgan Cooper, USA

“Thank you for seeing my mistake and sending me these great links. I have told several of the teachers that I work with about your site. I think it is wonderful.”  — Mrs. Sullivan, Navaho Reservation school, Vilas, CO, USA

“Thank you so much. Your tips help me and I was able to download the binder to my computer at home.  I am very pleased with what I have seen so far in the binder.  I sure it will be a great help to me and my class.”      — Sherri Campbell, USA

“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy receiving these worksheets….they really are timesavers!! Thanks so much”      — Mary Lisker, USA

“WOW!!! I wish I had Math Timesavers before school let out to show my teacher friends!! I know they'd have really loved it.  Putting the patterns for the tangrams and base ten counter blocks in this book was just genius!  I printed out a couple of pages to use with my son this summer.  I'll tell you how well it goes.  I LOVE the check writing practice sheet.  If I end up with an upper primary grade level when I get my own classroom I'll be introducing them to check writing with a "classroom banking system".  A lot of these pages can be reproduced and just set out for the students to work on when they have free time or reproduced and enlarged and hung on the walls as educational decor.”     — Dawn Burr  (Japan)

“I have already notified some colleagues about The Teacher’s Binder as well as the other materials offered on your site. I will definitely be using it for the coming school year ”     — Ann Hopkins  (USA)

“I successfully downloaded The Teacher’s Binder tonight and am really happy with it.”      — Rebecca Fleisig  (USA)

“This is an awesome site and particularly nice because it is created by a Canadian teacher. BRAVO!!”    — Amy  (Kingsville, Ontario Canada)

“I received the disk and was able to open it. Everything is fine. I am very pleased with the books. I will let my friends know about your web site and its benefits. I'm looking forward to seeing other products that I can order. Thanks for sticking in there and helping me download the books.”    — Joyce  (USA)

“Thank you for sending the peer editing form. I love your products!!!”    — Kim  (USA)

“I adapt the 1000 Quick Writing Ideas (which are very good) as I teach in a 'Young Offenders Institute' in England. “    — Carol Alderton  (England)

“Thanks, Stevan.  As always you're the best resource out there. ”  — Elaine, Southampton School, Vincentown, NJ, (USA)

“Thank you very much–I really like your materials.”  — Thunder Bay Junior High School, Alpena, Michigan, (USA)

“I also wanted to let you know that I really like the teacher's binder and the math time savers, and can use most of the forms, THEY ARE GREAT!!! definitely worth the money. “   — Barb Turnbough, Davisville, Missouri, (USA)

“I have just had a look through 1000 Quick Writing Ideas and it is really good!! I teach Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and your 1,000 Quick Writing Ideas are excellent ideas for the students to pick and practice signing for homework to share the next class. It saves me headaches trying to think of a topic for them to talk about!! Also, the information in there is very basic and easy to understand – it is very helpful for deaf students learning English and writing.”   — Susan Ashley, Methodist Language College, Victoria (Australia)

“By the way, I am enjoying getting the Substitute Teacher Instructions Kit ready.  I realized that even though I didn't miss a day of school last year, THINGS do happen! “   — Kacy <><   Venture Christian School , Lakeside, California, USA

“Thank you for your quick response.  I'm looking forward to not having to write everything in the little boxes anymore.  Thanks again for the great timesavers.”    — Jayme Warner, 7th Grade Educational Specialist, Greenwood Middle School, Greenwood,  Indiana, USA

“I was able to download the Substitute Teacher Instructions Kit last night. It is fantastic! I started my teaching career as a substitute and I can tell you it is most difficult going into a situation without any guidance. This Substitute Binder will always be on my desk in case of emergency or planned absences. Everything a substitute could possibly need is right at his fingertips. I wish I had access to this binder when I substituted. Also, it gives the substitute a platform from which to work so there are no questions as to how things are done at the school. Students will realize that the substitute is prepared and ‘knows the ropes’.”      — Mary Krouskos  (Pinellas Park High School, Largo, Florida, USA)

“This site is awesome! Your ''Timesavers for Teachers'' is a terrific resource and I will be recommending it to all of my teaching staff! Keep up the good work!”    — Janet Nicolson  (Mississauga, Canada)

"I have never seen a book so complete with all the forms imaginable that a teacher could ever need. I have run across many similar pages as these but never have I seen such forms designed more aesthetically pleasing, all contained into one resource. I believe the most unique thing is how the forms were developed so that they can be used in the primary and the secondary grades; that is extremely rare to find in one book. The Teacher's Binder is truly the most useful of all my teacher resource books!”      — Dawn Burr  ( Japan)

“I am a teacher-to-be, and I am always excited to find resources that are going to be helpful and are going to cut down on the time I have to spend on paperwork; this book does just that! The Teacher’s Binder has so many helpful forms that are great to look at—making one of these myself would’ve taken forever! While downloading the binder, I must have made a mistake that cancelled the download. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to re-download, but with just one email, the binder’s creator emailed me back, gave me the link, and told me that if I still couldn’t download, he would personally send me the binder as an attachment! I am so pleased with the service and the product!!! I know it will be as helpful in the classroom as the creator is now!”      — Melissa White, Arkansas Tech University, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, USA

“I just downloaded the booklet.  Thanks so much! I love your stuff, I have the binder as well. It certainly does save me time!!!!!!!”     — Michelle Willick, St. George School, Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada

“Just a quick note to say THANK YOU.  It worked this time.  I've had a quick look at the book and it is exactly what I wanted. I appreciate your time and help.”   — Jodie Dent,  Year 3/4 teacher and GIR Maths Specialist, Western Australia

“You will be happy to know that I got the file downloaded. Thanks for your patients and support. Keep the good work. The Teacher’s Binder is awesome. I may get the Substitute Teacher Instructions Kit also.”   — Daisy Jones, Bearfield Primary School, Ahoskie, North Carolina, USA

“Thanks Stevan! It worked like a charm…I am so happy that The Teacher’s Binder is interactive now. Will you be making the Awards & Certificates book interactive as well? Thanks again!”   — Jamie Lothridge, USA

“Thank you, you have made me so very happy. Thank you again…”. — Barb, Chio, USA

“You are a very patience person to deal with me — I'm very excited to have it!”   — Sonja McCreary, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC, USA

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