Teacher Experiences – Quotes From Across The Country
Hear straight from the teachers and coaches who have been using PLT4M! Click through the different tabs to check out the experiences and insights from teachers across the country!
“The most valuable thing about having you guys is, one, I agree with how you guys teach everything, and everything you guys do is aligned with what we have been doing prior to this time in the world. I’m really grateful to have all the videos and the demo videos, and you guys break down everything so clearly and everything is organized so well…If I even had something 10% as good as what you do, it would still have taken me so long… If I didn’t have PLT4M, and I also had to create videos and instructions, this job would not be possible the way that we are doing it.”
– Natalie Miloslavich, Monte Vista High School PE Teacher
“That was what we really leaned on a lot: let’s utilize PLT4M to our advantage, let’s put every kid in the building on it, and let’s just make sure that they have a means to get up and move. To really deliver something that will allow them to be engaged physically and not just sitting in front of a screen all day.”
– Adam Hughes, Canton High School (MA), Health and Wellness Teacher
“So say I am working with a student, and another student has a question, but I’m not able to answer it right at that second, he can look down at his device, watch a video, and that might answer his question right away. Once I get done with the student that I was working with, I can run over to the student who had the question and ask him, “Hey, did you get your question answered?” He can either say yes or no. I can watch what he’s doing, critique it, and move onto the next student. It [PLT4M] really allows for the students to move at a more individualized pace which I really like.”
– Molly Collins, Pennfield High School (MI), PE Teacher and Softball Coach
“There were resources out there. So I got emails from PLT4M, and I was like, “let me look into this, this looks kind of interesting.” Just having that resource that you can go to that is organized, and (having) a library, and just written instructions, and just millions of videos that show perfect form. It was just a breath of fresh air. It was everything all in one.”
– Kelly Ferrari, Quimby Oak Middle School (CA), PE Teacher
“With the PLT4M app, it really does prepare us for all of the challenges to work through whether we’re in-person, whether we’re hybrid, or whether we’re completely remote. We are ready for anything. That’s what we found in planning and using PLT4M for us here at Lewiston High School is in our planning process, progression, personalization. How is this going to be the common thread through all three types of programming? It is going to be PLT4M.
We can use that in-person, we can use that as a hybrid situation, and we can use it for remote. We are currently doing that with our remote learning lessons that we have via Google Classroom and we are currently teaching in-person. We are getting kids familiar with the PLT4M app – how to use it. We really are ready to adapt and change, and PLT4M is a huge tool for us right now that’s going to help us be successful.”
– Christi Meyer, Lewiston High School (ID), PE Department Chair
“I mean, I was nervous about getting PLT4M for our district and the finances that went with it. But I was so happy and proud of showing PLT4M and seeing the benefit that our high school was getting out of it. Then our administrators jumped in and said, “Ya! We will get it for the middle school.” So, I would challenge those districts who are worried that the cost might affect it. Man! It’s been huge.
“It’s definitely worth it in the long run.”
“It’s been huge for us. So, budgetary, go for it. Do what you can do to get the funding for it. We really enjoyed it.”
– Roxanne Bush and Justine Miller, Glenwood Middle School (IL), PE Teachers
“PLT4M does come with demo videos for every single exercise. The nice thing about that is, it’s not just “well, here is how to do it, done.” It really breaks it down into scaled points of contact and it has little bullet points and notes so that kids are really able to go back through. It’s not just a one and done video that is doing or showing for the kids. Everytime you go back in and click or complete that exercise, it has the same demo video. So, if a kid isn’t quite sure how to perform a movement, they can watch the video. The nice thing is that I don’t only have access for it as a teacher.
So when the kids have the app on their phone, they’re able to go through and watch all of the demo videos. It’s such an incredible tool. Especially, for example, last year doing remote learning. I’m not there to teach the kids in person. So for me not to be there and not to show them in person is harder for me because I’m a hands on learner. I like to show kids visually, and I think a lot of kids benefit from that. But this is the next best thing, it really is. And now kids are able to watch these videos, it was really able to help them.”
– Jeff Drake, Hightstown High School (NJ), PE Teacher and Football Coach