“Your training enhanced our ability to be introspective, acknowledge feelings and consider the steps needed to resolve conflict. The issues raised stimulated group circleussion about effective strategies to provide mediation and negotiation. The feedback from the participants was extremely positive.”

Michael Carter
Director
New York City Office of Parent Advocacy and Engagement

“I have found Dr. Rosenbaum to be sincere, motivated and extremely responsive to the needs of the public school population. I have received nothing but positive feedback from principals and course participants.”

Seymour Fliegel
Senior Fellow
Center for Educational Innovation

“From conversations I’ve had with many of the hundreds of parents who have participated in your programs, what they have shared with me is that it has helped them with their child’s school life as well as their family live. They are better able to communicate with their children as well as their spouse.”

Jorge Izquerdo
Superintendent
Distric 6 (representing 31,000 NYC children)

“I witnessed what every college leader hopes to see, a magical and personal teaching style, as well as the promotion of interactive teaching and learning of a worthwhile and innovative subject.”

Dr. Harvey Kaye Ed.D.
Associate Provost
Mercy College

“I was very impressed by the parents progress in important areas such as : listening, forgiveness, taking responsibility in their lives, and improved communication with their children.”

Maria A. Cotto, Principal
The Kensington School, PS 179

“Marc Rosenbaum has the necessary insights on how to connect parents with the school and understands the role that the parents have in a school.”

Manuel Rodriquez, Principal
PS 154

“All the participants had the opportunity to take a long look at their leadership styles and consider ways in which they could modify and /or improve their leadership skills. I think we emerged from the workshops a better and truer team.”

Robert Foccaro, Principal
PS 119

“The retreat turned out to be an unbelievably positive experience for all members of our School Leadrship Team. Marc Rosenbaum proved to be highly skilled at re-establishing a basis of trust for all of us…I recommend Marc Rosenbaum without reservation as a facilitator for any group that wishes to improve its listening and communication.”

Meredith Liben
Middle School Director
The Family Academy

“The activiy on survival skills gave groups of participants the opportunity to be honest, to open up and think critically about how we reach consensus. The feelings were unanimous from students, teachers, administrators and parents that your preparadness, ability to motivate, and experience in engaging all member of the team were quite apparent.”

Steve Askinazi, Principal
Manhattan Center for Science and Math High School

“I was extremely pleased with the facilitators’ presentation, level of expedrtise, and warmth of presentation. His presentation covered areas such as communication skills, listening skills, understanding others’ point of view, taking responsibility for the team’s level of functioning and a practical exercise in dealing with the process of consensus.”

Rochelle Hendlin-Granville, Principal
Street-Academy High School

“From personally observing the course in session, I have witnessed a comfortable, familial, and collegial atmosphere due to the efforts of the facilitators…The parents definitely feel better about themselves and seem more tolerant of their children.”

Cheryl Lugo, Principal
MS 113

“The Supervising School Aides were riveted to their seats as you addressed them on empowerment and effective communication. Your manner, style and material were all very effective.”

Irma Godlin
Director of New York City School Aides

“The parents that participated learned to openly share and learn more effective ways to deal with challenges in their lives. Many of the parents were able to resolve problems that they were having with their children or other members of their families. This is a program that really makes a difference for parents.”

Eileen Reiter
Administrative Assistant
PS 102

 

PARENT AND TEACHER PARTICIPANT EVALUATIONS

“I learned how to be a better parent by listening and communicating better with my children.”

“I now instill in my children that whatever they do in life is their own choice.”

“I have the power to do in life what ever I want. This was the most important thing I ever learned in my life.”

“What I learned from this program was that how you relate to the issue is the issue! When you come across a situation you are the only one who can make it as drastic as you want to be.”

“I learned that it was better to share than hold things inside.”

“I have learned to be a Masterful Listener. This has helped me to be more open with my children. I have been able to take their feelings into consideration, to empathize and be a better person and a better teacher.”

“This course has been very useful to me, because it has taught me that by taking better care of myself I am taking better care of my students.”

“I learned that instead of passive or aggressive you can be assertive. This was news to me!”

“I wish every teacher could have the opportunity to attend this class! Everything is much clearer now.”

“But a teacher must have the inside feelings of self worth and respect for oneself before they can expect anyone else to learn from and respect them.”

“It’s my responsibility to make the classroom a caring and homelike environment for the children. You taught me this.”

“Prior to doing this course l was a selective listener. In other words I listened to what I wanted to listen to. Now I am learning and practicing listening to others without interrupting. This has changed my life.”

“I have found that my students are coming to me more with their problems and situations because I am practicing Masterful Listening.”

“In practicing the skills of listening, acceptance and forgiveness that I have learned in this course, I have become a more thorough and compassionate teacher.”

“I choose peace over war and all the techniques to establish this peace. Since I began using Masterful Parenting technique with my students, the atmosphere in my courses has become much more peaceful.”

“The words you teach; Create, Promote, Allow, is something everyone already knows, but we just don’t recognize it in our life. Once we take control, once we feel we are responsible for everything that happens, then we have a part in it. If we face that first as opposed to blaming, we will succeed. This is very powerful.”

“What I got out of this class was the ability to stop and look at a situation prior to reacting. Now I really think about what I want as the outcome and then decide to act.”

“Usually, when I get into a problem I just go for the throat. This course has shown me how to take a step back and let the person say what they have to say. Now I can relax and focus on what the problem really is instead of doing something I would be sorry about later. Thank you so much.”

“The focus of the class was right on. As a parent I think I was focused a lot more on my childs’ behavior than on my own. And on my childs’ reaction to things more than on my own reaction. This class allowed me to refocus my attention on myself and see how important that is with regard to my relationship with my daughter. This will change our lives.”

“Before reading this book I had a completely different idea about what acceptance was. I have not only become a better parent but a better leader in my community by understanding acceptance and seeing how when I put my “shoulds” on people it just creates separation.”

“In life we really need someone to show us the way. This book was my guide.”

“I learned to listen. Before I used to just dismiss my child when she came to me with questions. Now I use those moments to really listen and teach her. What would I have done without you, Dr. Marc?”