Testimonials

"Hello, Dave. In my email to parents, I mentioned my very recent course with you [Designing an Online Classroom]. I had no idea how timely it would be. I do believe that my students and I haven’t skipped a beat! Of course, it changes things a fair amount, but I am very glad to already have experience with tools that were fun in the classroom but indispensable now!" ...

Theresa M. – PA –

"That was speedy! Thank you again for your time and all that you do!"                                     ...

Tracey W. – WV –

"I LOVED the Assertive Discipline text and have already begun to implement many of the aspects - behavior narration, 100% compliance-100% of the time- into my classroom"                                     ...

Kimberly W. – PA –

" Thank you for the opportunity to reflect. I enjoyed the book! "                                     ...

Paul W. – OH –

"Thank you soooo much! I appreciate all of your help getting started (and finished) with this course! "                                     ...

Vicki W. – OH –

"The course I took was perfect for me as I am trying to write some Health curriculumwith two other Health teachers in the building. Teaching in Special education and regular ed allows me to see subjects from both sides. Instead of doing the two page paper at the end I chose to write a differentiated lesson plan for my Health class as that will be beneficial to me. Great course. I have recommended to a few others as well.Rubric for grading. My writing assignment corresponds with A/B grade area."                       ...

Jean W. – MN –

"Thank you. I am looking forward to the next course. The independent study format works so well for me. I'm grateful that it is available."                                     ...

Christine W. – CO –

"Thank you so very much for your time and consideration. It has been a real pleasure---and, of course, learning experience---taking these classes, and I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to take them. "                                     ...

Elisabeth W. – VA –

"Thank you so very much! I'm really looking forward to taking these courses! Have a wonderful day, and again, thank you for your help! I have attached the PDF to this email. I hope that's acceptable!"                                     ...

Melissa W. – PA –

"I found the course very informative. I really liked the videos - they were all about topics that I had limited experience in so they were very useful to me."                                     ...

Gail W. – MA –

"Got it. Thank you so much for all of your help. I truly enjoyed the class/book."                                     ...

Andrea W. – CA –

"I learned a great deal in this class and appreciate it's affordability."                                     ...

Jane T. – IL –

"Thank you JC. I look forward to working with you again soon. Happy Holidays!"                                     ...

Kaye T. – OH –

"Thanks for a very enlightening and professionally applicable course reading!"                                     ...

Sergio T. – OR –

"Thanks! I loved the book!!"                                     ...

Karen S. – IN –

"Thank you very much! As discussed, I modified my final essay to be more of a working document for the preparation to guide our newly formed bullying awareness and prevention group in our county. My research outside of the book has really helped to supplement ideas for implementation, as well. I hope you enjoy my work! I have to renew my license by June, so I just wanted to be sure I got this in to you right away!" ...

Megan S. – OR –

"Thank you very much! As discussed, I modified my final essay to be more of a working document for the preparation to guide our newly formed bullying awareness and prevention group in our county. My research outside of the book has really helped to supplement ideas for implementation, as well. I hope you enjoy my work! I have to renew my license by June, so I just wanted to be sure I got this in to you right away!"                                     ...

Karen S. – WI –

"I have loved this course, and thank you for putting it out there!Please let me know if you need any more information from me, or would prefer any of this in a different format.And to be perfectly clear, once this course work has been evaluated and turned in to the University, one transcript will reflect both courses I have taken?Thank you so much."                                     ...

Elizabeth S. – MT –

"I found this course to be quite interesting and relevant to my career as a school counselor. I have to get my transcripts to the Ohio Department of Education as soon as possible, so please let me know as soon as they can be ordered. I will be taking more courses in the future."                                     ...

Daniel S. – OH –

"I enjoyed reading the book, and it will help me understand my students better." ...

Tanja S. – CA –

"Thank you for, as always, your prompt replies. I appreciate it!" ...

Janice R. – CT –

"Thank you so much for all of your assistance along the way! I really appreciate your help." ...

Jenise R. – CO –

"Thank you for an amazing course. I look forward to hearing from you." ...

Regina R. – OH –

"Thank you very much for your communication and help. I enjoyed the book and plan to register for a few others." ...

Angela R. – OH –

"Thanks for your help! I enjoyed both courses. " ...

Eric R. – MI –

"Thanks. I gather you did receive my work? I'll attach it again here anyway, just in case. Thanks, I need to get it graded and the transcript ASAP. I've enjoyed these courses, especially the first 2. I'll be looking for more soon.Let me know if it all didn't send correctly, I believe it did." ...

Scott R. – IL –

"I really enjoyed this course and certainly learned alot! " ...

Lori R. – MI –

"Thank you! I sure appreciate your program - it is great for a single, busy mother/teacher like me!" ...

Laurie R. – CO –

"Thank you so much. Have a great fall. I enjoyed the course. We are writing our mission statements next week." ...

Julie P. – MN –

"Thanks for your assistance, I look forward to more classes." ...

Robert P. – MD –

"I had the pleasure of ordering a course from you last year. It was a wonderful book study on Wayne Dyer's "Excuses Be Gone" book. I'm a high school math teacher who teaches both upper level honors kids as well as low level freshman, and I noticed that across the board, my students can be excellent excuse makers!" ...

Nancy O. – MO –

"Thank you – I look forward to the possibility of taking a course with you again in the future." ...

Michael N. – CO –

"Thank you so much for your help. I truly appreciate your efficiency! " ...

Amy M. – IN –

"Thanks for your help and patience. I will forward the course purchase email and the completed assignments emails to you for the Using Technology in the Classroom course separately. I apologize for the confusion. " ...

Darla M. – OH –

"Here are my course evaluation and my completed registration form PDF. In the registration form I checked the "summer" course box; I hope that's the correct box." ...

David M. – FL –

"Thanks again for your fast reply. I appreciate your attention to all of my questions. " ...

Rachel M. – MA –

"Great content, ease of working on my own time schedule" ...

Nancy M. – NY –

"Thank you for being so considerate and understanding. If you need anything else please let me know." ...

Peter M. – NJ –

"Thanks for all your help.Great thing you've got going here." ...

Ian M. – OH –

"Thanks for a great course." ...

Kathleen M. – MA –

"I hope someday we can meet! You crack me up!! You seem like the kind of professor I would enjoy having a class with!Thanks for all your kind words! Have a wonderful weekend! I plan on working on working on some ideas this weekend for the next week of classes!" ...

Marge M. – IL –

"thank you!I enjoyed taking your courses and I am sending many fellow teachers your site to take additional courses! I wish I could have gotten started with your courses soon, I felt they were much more applicable to teachers.Have a great summer!" ...

Marge M. – IL –

"Just wanted to thank you, everything worked out perfectly!" ...

Philip M. – OH –

"Thank you! I really enjoyed reading The Epidemic!!" ...

Amber M. – MA –

"Thank you. A lot of work for one credit but I feel I accomplished a task that was worthwhile. Have a Peaceful and Joyous Holiday Season," ...

Bonnie M. – NV –

"Thank you. You are a rock star!" ...

Carol M. – CO –

"I have received all I need for now. Thank you so much for expediting these papers for me. I appreciate the quick response and will start work on the course at the end of our final school day today. I'm looking forward to learning more about this subject." ...

Mary M. – WA –

"The book was interesting to read. Course assignments were appropriate. The instructor was quick with responses to questions." ...

Chelsie M. – OR –

"Thanks, made my day!!Have a great holiday!!!" ...

Dale L. – SC –

"Thank you so much for your time and consideration; have a wonderful rest of your weekend! Thank you so much again." ...

Amy L. – OR –

"As an Assistant Principal in the beginning stages of implementing PLC’s I found the book to be a useful resource. I hope that my work reflects the valid real life experiences I was able utilize in my position." ...

Giuseppe L. – NJ –

"This is the third course I've completed through your program and again I will be able to incorporate what I have learned in my everyday experience." ...

Giuseppe L. – NJ –

"Thanks so much. It was a fun course. I think I might actually be able to use some of the info I learned. :)" ...

Cathy L. – NY –

"Thank you very much for getting back to me so quickly! I just have one more question. Is there any way I can get an electronic copy of my receipt for these two courses? Thank you so much for your time. I'll be sure to let more of my colleagues know about the wonderful opportunities you present to educators for continuing education!" ...

Alexis L. – PA –

"Thanks for a great learning experience." ...

Christian K. – WI –

"I learned a tremendous amount from this course and it will improve the quality of my classes in the coming year. Thank you for making this course available." ...

Erik K. – ID –

"Thank you for the confirmation email and for offering such an accessible and engaging course. If there are snail mailings for your courses I would be more than happy to post them around our SAU. Between the middle school, high school, our charter and vocational school we have over 200 full time teachers. This total does not include admin, para-professionals or any faculty from our 8 sending elementary schools. Anyways, I am happy to post signage and pass the professional word. " ...

Patrick J. – NH –

"Thank you so much!" ...

Sara J. – NH –

"I've been working on the "Dropout Dilemma" and will probably finish it up tomorrow. Just want to say that I've enjoyed becoming acquainted with your viewpoints in "Understanding Hispanic Students" and the "Dropout Dilemma." ... it is refreshing to hear someone in education speak the truth without fear of offending the politically correct. Your observations and recommendations for improving education are spot-on. I can tell you have spent some time in the real-life classroom environment. Thanks for everything" ...

David H. – TN –

"Once again, I really enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. Thanks." ...

David H. – TN –

"Really enjoyed the course and got a lot out of it. Thanks so much!" ...

David H. – TN –

"You made me very happy. Thank you for being so quick." ...

Kelly H. – PA –

"got it, thanks for the quick response. And I really like hearing that it's all about me! Cathy (the Poverty one, not the Dropout one) :)" ...

Catherine H. – MI –

"Thank you! I learned a great deal that is applicable to my future teaching." ...

Jillian H. – WI –

"Thank you so much for helping me to get my course graded in time for submission, I really appreciate it!" ...

Ann H. – MD –

"Thanks Joseph -- I enjoyed the projects!" ...

Jennifer H. – CO –

"I wanted to thank you for all of your help and especially the quick grading. I could not believe that the grade was already posted on NSDU website and they said that I could order a transcript today. I still can't believe that. I will definately let other teachers at my school know about your classes and hopefully in the future I will be able to take more classes as well." ...

Patrick H. – MD –

"Awesome! I just finished the Gifted Learner course and will be e-mailing it right away. I will sign up for that course you suggested too. Thanks so much for helping me with this. It is so nice to talk to an actual person, especially one who is helpful. Be looking for my work." ...

Trudy H. – OR –

" I am very impressed with the course material as well as the way the information is causing me to question my own teaching methods. This course will have an influence on my teaching and my students. So, thank you for suggesting it." ...

John H. – RI –

" My name is Dolores Harley. I registered for the online course "Understanding Poverty" in September of 2010. I dove in and read the entire book and started applying the ideas and concepts right away. The book was fascinating and I couldn't put it down. Due to an extremely heavy work load during the school year I was not able to dedicate the time I wanted to complete the course work. I am beginning that work now. It is my hope that you will accept my work between now and sometime in September, 2011. I am enjoying the work and ...

Dolores H. – MI –

" I have enjoyed all of our contacts! Cheers to a good school year! Thanks so much!" ...

Barbara H. – CO –

" Thank you very much for your help this summer." ...

Megan H. – MI –

" Thank you so much for getting this done in such a timely manner! I will be able to have it post marked by the 15th and this saved me paying double to have my SW license renewed! I really appreciate your time! I am glad that my assignments were up to your standards for an "A" grade! I learned so much from this book! Thank you again!" ...

Marshelle G. – ND –

" I am really finding a lot of valuable strategies and ideas in this book. Glad I found this at this time - I only hope with 220 students I can find a way to apply some of these techniques. " ...

Barbara G. – MA –

"I liked the grade rubric for the assignments because it gave me an idea of what you expected on each assignment. I worked toward and "A" for the class and reading the rubric expectations made it easier. " ...

Julia G. – IA –

"Thank you I learned a few things Im already trying to use in my classroom, even an old technology teacher can learn a few new tricks. " ...

Tandi F. – OH –

"Dear Joseph, thanks for this information. It was a pleasure to complete the work! I have used the research paper a few times in school meetings. Thanks again for offering these services to teachers, especially those of us living in the hinterlands!" ...

Helen F. – VT –

"This is ryan , just wanted to say thanks for the class." ...

Ryan F. – WI –

"Thank you--I found the text very valuable and the assignment helpful for my teaching practice." ...

Chase E. – MA –

"Thank you so much. It was a pleasure." ...

Melanie E. – ND –

"I finally have completed my assignments and figured out how to copy and paste them together and I only hope that I can send it all at once through the internet. It was a very useful course for me to take in order to deal better with the children in my charge." ...

Susan D. – OR –

"Thank you so much! I really got a lot out of both courses!" ...

Lindsay D. – CO –

"Thank you very much for sending the document, and responding so quickly. I really appreciate it. I have been enjoying the exciting course work, and feel confident I will be completing it soon. I will just share that I am an artist. Although I have adapted over the years to writing thoughts down in words, I think in mostly pictures. My writing style might be considered a bit informal. I hope it meets with your approval. Thank you again for your prompt reply, and the fascinating collection of courses you offer. This kind of work/ science should be applied to ...

Jane-Ellen D. – VT –

"Thank you for a wonderful experience. I cannot wait to take what I have learned and apply it to my new first grade teaching job. I know I will be able to use both classes to continue improving myself as an educator." ...

Whitney D. – CA –

"Thank You so much, Joseph. I really did benefit from my reading and reflecting on how I can use the information I learned!" ...

MaryKathryn C. – MT –

"Thank you for the opportunity to take this class. It was very informative and it will, no doubt, make me a better teacher!." ...

Lisa C. – OH –

"Thank you very much. I found this class very helpful. Happy Spring to you too!" ...

Lorie C. – MI –

"This course has been very enlightening and provided insight that has been extremely useful thus far in my school year. Thank you." ...

Jessica C. – PA –

"I just signed up for two courses: Emotional Intelligence and The Biology of Belief. The instructions are being sent to my office e-mail... I can't wait to review everything tomorrow. I am excited about the courses as they look very interesting! Thank you for this opportunity! I will forward the flyer you sent me to other teacher friends in my area." ...

Kathryn C. – MT –

"I just signed up for two courses: Emotional Intelligence and The Biology of Belief. The instructions are being sent to my office e-mail... I can't wait to review everything tomorrow. I am excited about the courses as they look very interesting! Thank you for this opportunity! I will forward the flyer you sent me to other teacher friends in my area." ...

Karen C. – CO –

"I found the course very interesting, and can't wait to begin the paradigm with some of my high school students. Thank you." ...

Anne B. – OH –

"It worked! I got all the info and re-ordered a transcript and got an email that it was mailed out today to the DPI here in Wisconsin and one to myself as well. Thanks so much for clearing it up for me. I really did enjoy the classes and the books. My niece, who is a sophmore in high school took my Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens book and is sharing it with her friends as well. Thanks for the class offerings!! I will be sure to recommend it to my friends as well." ...

Denise B. – WI –

"Thank you so much for the quick turnaround. I was able to get all transcripts in on time and keep my position. The course was also very helpful to my predicament. It was a pleasure working with you, I wish it could have been a real classroom." ...

Stephen B. – VA –

"This course was great!" ...

Jack A. – CO –

"Greetings, Joseph, Here is my work on The Biology of Belief. It was a most enlightening subject, and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to study it. Much thanks for the class. I have several photographs of the Activity/Project portion of the assignment that I want to include with the written description, but for the moment I'm having a few technological glitches - not with the computer, but with my brain. I will send them as soon as I work the wrinkle out. Again, thanks for a great class. With Kindest Regards, Gary" ...

Gary B. – WI –

"Thank you so much for making this such a pleasant experience! I am so relieved to have been able to reinstate my teaching license in such a convenient and personalized way." ...

Karin T. – MD –

"Thank you so much Joseph! I truly appreciate how quickly you evaluated the work! Have a wonderful spring and summer!." ...

Billie S. – MI –

"Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I wanted you to know I enjoyed the books and coursework very much, and I plan to take further coursework through TLC in the years to come…" ...

Amy S. – OH –

"Great content, ease of working on my own time schedule." ...

Nancy M. – NY –

"Thank you for offering this course. I can say this is the most useful course I have taken. Let me know if there is anything I need to complete." ...

Kathleen M. – MA –

"Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again." ...

Darin K. – OR –

"Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district." ...

Christine G. – IN –

"Thank you, Joseph. I enjoyed the course immensely. Evals on their way!." ...

Gillian B. – CA –

"I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful." ...

Tina B. – MD –

"I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful." ...

Tina B. – MD –

"I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful." ...

Tina B. – MD –

"I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful." ...

Tina B. – MD –


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Teacher’s Learning Center (TLC) has been offering graduate courses for teachers for over 11 years (previously through North Dakota State University). The founder and head instructor, Joseph C’de Baca M.Ed. began holding the classes on location in the Denver-metro area (see below image). Mr. C’de Baca has 15 consecutive years of full time classroom teaching experience in Denver Public Schools. He began TLC by offering his own originally created courses on the topic of Hispanic students and issues.

Over the past 11 years the courses have been transitioned into independent-study correspondence format. Additionally, the course offerings have since expanded to include other practical and relevant topics for the modern classroom. K12 teachers nation-wide earn post-baccalaureate professional development credit from TLC's accrediting sponsor Universities. TLC courses have been taken by K12 educators in all 50 states, and also other territories such as Guam and US Military bases overseas.

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Joseph C'de Baca MaEd. is a veteran Social Studies and Industrial-Technology classroom teacher of 20 years with Denver Public Schools. He is an adjunct partner instructor for Colorado State University at Pueblo extended studies program providing teacher training, professional development, and graduate courses for teachers. Read More...

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Vanessa started off in early childhood and over the last 19 years has worked with all age groups up through foster teens. She holds a BA in Elementary Ed with a Culturally & Linguistically Diverse endorsement. Her passions are equity work, the arts and learning!

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Jesse handles the various tech and communications channels for Teacher's Learning Center. He has 8 years of full-time experience in web development and marketing. His interests include technology, kickboxing, and geopolitics. 

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Gideon is from Ghana, West Africa & graduated from The University of Ghana with a double major in Sociology and Political Science. He is passionate about international issues & policy.

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Zebediah is a music teacher in Chicago, IL and has been teaching in low income inner city public schools for 5 years. Zeb wants to live in a world where students always listen, teachers are always well rested, and no one ever skips breakfast or lunch. As a Music Educator, he’s taught at 7 schools in Chicago Public Schools.

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Whitney has been teaching middle school math for 19 years in Massachusetts. She received her Master's degree from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Ma. She is always encouraging her students to help others in their community too. She can often be found cheering on her sons at their various sporting events.

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