froebelusa-2013

Here are some of the comments we received from recent events:

2013

The 2013 Froebel USA Conference was wonderful! The speakers were enlightening, the conversations with participants were engaging and the topic was so interesting. ~ DM

It was a fantastic weekend with phenomenal presenters and you did a lot to accommodate everyone and make us all feel so welcome. Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work. (and the great food!) ~ JH

Thank you for the wonderful conference. It was very educational. I am convinced that the Gifts should be used as an underpinning for teaching design and integrating with other subjects.~ RV

Thank you for a wonderful, thought-provoking conference this weekend. Like most people my mind is a whirl of ideas. Thank you for bringing so many interesting people and topics together for the conference. ~ JS

I had a great time in Ann Arbor. It was a great conference. ~ MJP

So enjoyed the conference! ~ JR

My weekend with Froebel has stayed with me through the week ... I am very glad I attended the conference. ~ MR

 

2012

Great speakers, huge variety of topics related to Froebel, small participant size allowed time and opportunities for networking and interaction between speakers and participants.

I learned a lot!

This conference exceeded my expectations -- a joy, worth every penny!

I liked all the hands-on presentations and John Reynolds was stimulating.

Liked the small size human-wise and the large scope of information pedagocially-wise!

Susan Herrington's presentation about play spaces as especially poignant for me.

 


2010

The conference was terrific. It far exceeded my expectations.

Awesome — intellectually, practically, socially. A fabulous shot in the arm before the school year. Fabulous group of attendees - I just loved it!

We enjoyed the conference greatly, especially meeting so many people that are inspired about educating children.

I think the conference was AMAZING. I actually liked the combination of papers, hands-on, and powerpoints.

I especially enjoyed seeing the Gift Play demonstrations and meeting everyone at the conference.

Excellent on all levels. I have attended numerous early childhood conferences and found this one to be especially informative and interesting for its lens on the triad of past, present and future work with and for young children.

I came there to learn more about Froebel method to day and I got much more that I expected. Thank you!

I really liked the hands-on opportunities. I was impressed with the display exhibits.

Such an excellent array of presenters!

I found it very interesting and valuable - thank you!

I really enjoy the gifts demonstrations. This is obviously very important to understand and experience what it is about.

I appreciated the breadth of knowledge and high caliber of the presenters! That the Conference included luminaries in varied fields and from as far away as Finland speaks well for Froebel USA in 2010.

Actually, every part was interesting and I learned something new from every presenter. Kindergärtner as facilitator was marvelous by Finella. She was such a delight. Experiencing the music and movement was exceptional. Honestly, there really were no poor presentations.

I enjoyed the variety of speakers very much! I also appreciated the opportunity to visit the Wright home!

I realize that there is a lot more to the method than I had known.

I loved meeting others "Frobelians", since most other people don't really get it! I left very excited about using these methods to teach my kids ...

Was very valuable and will plan to attend again!

I enjoyed a lot the Conference from the beginning to the end! I met so nice people there.

Just as we are growing cognizant of the dangers of fast food diets for young children, the downside of fast fact diets in early childhood education deserves our attention. I believe the Froebel method has much to offer 21st Century education.

I enjoyed the conference immensely and learned a lot about Froebel. What I hoped for most was to see how his gifts are taught and Finella is truly a master. Scott is a great host, everyone is friendly and encouraging and I just loved the experience. It was a wonderful conference.

Awesome - intellectually, practically, socially. A fabulous shot in the arm before the school year. Fabulous group of attendees - I just loved it!

We enjoyed the conference greatly, especially meeting so many people that are inspired about educating children.

I think the conference was AMAZING. I actually liked the combination of papers, hands- on, and powerpoints.

I especially enjoyed seeing the Gift Play demonstrations and meeting everyone at the conference.

Excellent on all levels. I have attended numerous early childhood conferences and found this one to be

especially informative and interesting for its lens on the triad of past, present and future work with and for young children.

I came there to learn more about Froebel method to day and I got much more that I expected. Thank you!

I really liked the hands on opportunities. I was impressed with the display exhibits.

Such an excellent array of presenters!

I found it very interesting and valuable - thank you!

I really enjoy the gifts demonstrations. This is obviously very important to understand and experience what it is about.

I appreciated the breadth of knowledge and high caliber of the presenters! That the Conference

included luminaries in varied fields and from as far away as Finland speaks well for Froebel USA in 2010.

Actually, every part was interesting and I learned something new from every presenter. Kindergärtner as facilitator was marvelous by Finella. She was such a delight. Experiencing the music and movement was exceptional. Honestly, there really were no poor presentations.

I enjoyed the variety of speakers very much! I also appreciated the opportunity to visit the Wright home!

I realize that there is a lot more to the method than I had known.

I loved meeting others "Frobelians", since most other people don't really get it! I left very excited about using these methods to teach my kids

... Was very valuable and will plan to attend again!

I enjoyed a lot the Conference from the beginning to the end! I met so nice people there.

Just as we are growing cognizant of

the dangers of fast food diets for young children, the downside of fast fact diets in early childhood education deserves our attention. I believe the Froebel method has much to offer 21st Century education.

I enjoyed the conference immensely and learned a lot about Froebel. What I hoped for most was to see how his gifts are taught and Finella is truly a master. Scott is a great host,

everyone is friendly and encouraging and I just loved the experience.

It was a wonderful conference.