Feedback from Teachers, Admin & Parents
"We have implemented this program in our district for the last 4 years–it is high quality!"
– H.C., Assistant Superintendent
"I recommend this program for every child in every school."
This program changes lives. I've observed, interacted, contracted with, and supported EOTL for more than a decade in two school districts. With five days each year from grades K-5 dedicated to learning about disabilities and abilities–students get more than a "one and done" PD on empathy, kindness, understanding, and inclusive living. Patty O'Machel is impacting children, staff, parents, communities, and generations with her unique, hands-on experiential learning about abilities, challenges, differences, and how we all share the world and all that is different is our mindset and our points of view. I recommend this program for each child in every school.
– M.L., Superintendent
"...learn through interacting with real people who have different abilities."
Our school has participated in the Academy for several years now, and I highly recommend the program. As a teacher, it’s important to me that my students learn about ability awareness, but gathering resources and creating interactive experiences on my own would be overwhelming. EOTL gives my students the opportunity to learn through interacting with real people who have different abilities, and participate in carefully designed activities to complement these experiences.
– C.B., Teacher
"...mold the younger generations to be more open and understanding…"
This is a great program to help create and mold the younger generation to be more open and understanding to everyone’s differences and treat everyone equally. We have seen an interest in kids learning more about adaptive sports (the focus of our nonprofit.)
– R.Q., Nonprofit Program Manager
"The teachers also raved about how well organized the lessons were!"
The lessons were a HUGE hit with our kiddos! The teachers also raved about how well organized the lessons were! I look forward to next year.
– B.C., Teacher
"Our son felt EMPOWERED when he was diagnosed with ADHD.”
Our son felt EMPOWERED when he was diagnosed with ADHD. We are so grateful to our school district for implementing the EOTL Academy and making my son’s acceptance of his “super power” easier. We were shocked at his positive response.
– K.D., Parent
"This was my children’s favorite week at school!"
This was my children’s favorite week at school! The program taught them how to interact and have confidence around kids their age who look and act differently from them. The personal stories they heard and activities they were able to participate in were invaluable lessons that will follow them for the rest of their lives.
– H.M., Parent
"My kids talked about what they learned for weeks after the program."
The EOTL program is amazing. My kids talked about what they learned for weeks after the program. All schools should include it in their curriculum! It helps teach our kids to be kind and compassionate humans.
– K.S., Parent