"I honestly don't know where I would be as a teacher right now if it weren't for ASSET and their modules and trainings. I am just a second year teacher and I have learned so many new things over the last two years, thanks to ASSET! I currently teach 6th and 7th grade science, but only use the kits in my 6th grade classes. I currently use the Variables module and Magnets and Motors module, but I have also taught the Levers and Pulleys module. I am trying very hard to use the concepts and ideas that I have learned through ASSET to convert my 7th grade units into inquiry as well. I really just cannot express the wonders these kits have done in my classroom."
"My classes consist of heterogeneous grouping, which can be a challenge in itself at times, but with the kits, the students learn at their own pace! They discover new things on their own with only a small amount of guidance from the teacher. I have used all different forms of questioning strategies to get the students thinking in the right directions and that makes them ask even more questions."
"One of my favorite things about teaching with the different modules is when the students feel successful. There are so many difficult concepts to understand in science and the kits help students to understand those concepts and feel a sense of self achievement. Student success is the best reward any teacher could ever ask for! I have found that these kits motivate the students so much. I have heard a lot of the students talking about what they learned in science class and what experiment they did that was 'fun' for them. When students want to learn about something, they become motivated and excited. These modules have a motivational affect on my students! I have experienced days in my classroom where the students are working so hard to accomplish a challenge, that the time in the period just seems to slip away and they don't even know it."
"As a young teacher I am so grateful for all of the trainings that I have attended through ASSET. I am able to use the methods and concepts that I have learned throughout all the trainings in so many different aspects of my teaching. As I said earlier, I am working diligently to create new inquiry units that I can use in the future with my 7th grade classes. If it weren't for ASSET, their trainings, and their modules, I would be struggling a great deal as a new teacher."
"Thank you, ASSET, for helping me through my first years of teaching! I am so grateful!"