Independent living skills
I teach intellectually disabled learners, ages 16-21, in the Buffalo, New York Public School. This is my 30th year of teaching. Skillsworkshop is an excellent web site for my classes.
Rose McKeller, July 2016
Thanks a lot!
I am currently teaching English in Romania and was lucky enough to discover your website.
Thanks a lot!! These are some of the most interesting and creative ways of teaching I have come across.
Akshay Singh, February 2016
Helpful construction resources
I am applying for a tutor role and have found the skills workshop to be excellent as I prepare my lesson plan for presentation at my interview.
Coded construction maths, Tools used in construction carpentry, and Decorating have been particularly helpful.
Brian Cassidy, January 2016
I’m a student teacher and found this very useful for incorporating math and English into my lesson plans.
Lisa Jones, California, US., November 2015
Dear Ms Harnew.
I am a very inexperienced ESOL teacher in my first year of teaching Skills for Life ESOL to adults at Pre Entry and Entry 1 level. My teaching brief includes designing my lessons around the curriculum, which was really daunting.
I am writing to say how much I rely on skillsworkshop and how useful I find your worksheets and ppts.
It really is a huge thank you as I can’t afford subscriptions to sites such as onestopenglish and I rely very heavily on finding an activity to support the curriculum on skillsworkshop.
I don’t think I could teach without your help and other contributors.
Thanks very much
Jay Hall, May 2015
I find the site very useful for teaching my kids functional maths skills.
Samuel Awolola, London, January 2015
ICT, Literacy, Numeracy, Pre entry
The Skills Workshop site is one of the most useful and excellent resources I have come across when planning my teaching. The resources in literacy, numeracy and ICT are invaluable when planning teaching sessions.
With such a variety of ideas at different levels, especially for working with adults with learning difficulties, the activities provide exciting activities which can easily be differentiated within a mixed ability group.
Thank you for such a great resource.
Sara Powell, Preparation for Life and Work, NPTC Group, Wales., September 2014
Thank you for a really resourceful site
Thanks for a great website with resources that give super ideas for motivating FS [Functional Skills] students.
Janice Finnis, Brockenhurst College, May 2014
SEN (Special Educational Needs)
Dear Maggie, your site is unbelievable!
I just came across it. When I looked at the list of centres which use your site, I was amazed.
I am going to register but I wanted to tell you what an inspiration you have been. I just hope the enormous effort is worthwhile for you.
Rydens Enterprise School
Barney Angliss, February 2013
I just stumbled upon your page...
I just want to say THANK YOU!!
I’m so used to finding great things and then realizing that I have to pay to use the resource. I am an ESOL Teacher at a middle school and am often OVERWHELMED like many teachers with all that we have to do to reach all of our kiddos.
What a wonderful discovery and you have obviously put a lot of work into helping other teachers. So, THANK YOU! :)
Paula Vasquez, December 2012