The course was awesome and I would definitely take more courses through Heritage Institute.

~Chris Anderson

Course: HABLA ESPANOL: Spanish Basics For Educators PT I
with Deborah Richter

I really enjoyed this class. I can use all of the strategies in my classroom, and the instructor gave great feedback!

~Jodi Olson

with Mary Ann Johnson

I enjoyed working with colleagues on the course. We got together over the summer and kept our minds working!

Course: HANDS-ON MATH: Real World Applications
with Suzanne Warner

Thanks for the great course. Mr. Larson was a great professor, who always gave timely feedback and comments.

~Evelyn Gathu

with Doug Larson

I loved taking this course with Brenda, she is very quick at responding to my assignments and gives great feedback.


Course: HAPPINESS DIET: Energize Your Brain & Body
with Brenda McKinney

Thank you for the opportunity for professional development that is real-world and convenient to study on my crazy schedule.

Course: SUBSTITUTE’S SUITCASE: Don’t Leave Home Without It!
with Julie Bora

Brenda McKinney is an excellent instructor. Her feedback was valuable and practical. I've been taking education classes since 1985 and Brenda's instruction will positively impact the way I teach.

Course: DIFFERENTIATION: Its Not As Hard As You Think
with Brenda McKinney

I was very pleased with the course content. I found it delivered just what I was looking for.

~Tom Weddle

Course: RE-THINKING U.S. HISTORY: What Your Teachers Never Told You
with Wendi Fein

Great course! The website was user friendly and easy to navigate. I look forward to taking another course from The Heritage Institute.

with Mary Ann Johnson

I found Mrs. Bora's class to be quite interesting. It made me think alot about my delivery of information to students. Her class also presented a variety of ideas to try out in the classroom. On a personal note, Mrs. Bora was very receptive to my needs. Upon completion of my work I indicated my need to get my grade back as soon as posible. Mrs. Bora went out of her way to get my grading done immediately. She even gave me insight into some of my questions and things to try differently within the classroom. I was very happy using this online edition and highly recommend Mrs. Bora and this class.

~Eric Gregory

with Julie Bora

The ease of Heritage Institute makes it easy to take classes. Being a busy full time educator and full time mom of three busy children, I like being able to complete classes at my convenience in the evenings or early mornings. I also like that we are able to collaborate with other teachers in some of the courses.

~Marcella Schaffer

Course: EDITING MADE EASY: Strategies For All Writers
with Mary Ann Johnson

I can not express how impressed I am with my instructor Charity Staudenraus. She comments and gives insightful responses to all of my assignments. She is very down-to-earth and easy to talk to. Her class will greatly impact the way I teach Science. In fact I have taken four classes from Charity and all of them have led to the same great experience. Thank you so much Charity for being such a great instructor and a great person. I will never forget it.

~Steve Porter

Course: GOOGLE CLASSROOM 2.0: Beyond the Basics
with Charity Staudenraus

I really enjoy my experience taking this course; it has been a while since I have taken a class enticing, encouraging, and enjoyable as this course. I would recommend it to any anybody in charge of a classroom.

with Stacey Shaw

Brenda McKinney was always positive, offered feedback, and responded to my questions quickly. I appreciate these qualities in an instructor.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Love and Logic class. I found the content applicable to my first grade classroom and I can see that it would hold the same value in a higher grade. My instructor was extremely easy to deal with and immediately answered any questions I had. Thank you for a great experience!

~Katharine Johnson

with Suzanne Warner

I really enjoyed taking this course and I am excited to use what I have learned this school year.

~Kristin Salonen

with Eric Low

Ms. McKinney is a dedicated and thoughtful teacher. She provided insight and feedback all along the way. The course was well designed and I feel like I improved as a person for taking it. I would highly recommend this instructor and course to anyone!

~Curtis Albin

Course: HAPPINESS DIET: Energize Your Brain & Body
with Brenda McKinney

This was a fantastic course. Our instructor, Charity, did a wonderful job of providing meaningful feedback. I gained useful tools for my classroom. Thank you!

~Mandie Frizzell

with Charity Staudenraus

This course was fantastic. The course text was supplemented with great educational and inspiring videos. The instructor was very encouraging and enthusiastic, timely with her feedback, and offered great suggestions and advice.

~Lori Groves

Course: ENGAGING STUDENTS OF POVERTY: Practical Strategies That Raise
with Brenda McKinney

Lori is a great teacher! She is super helpful and always able to answer my questions!

~Melissa Slatt Maxwell

Course: THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK: Helping Disorganized Students
with Lori Gibson

Debora Supplitt provided prompt, professional, helpful feedback. She was encouraging and her feedback helped add depth to the lessons and examples that I prepared as a part of this course. I have currently been using lessons that I prepared during this course, in my classroom. I appreciate the relevance of the "Caldecott" continuing education class.

~Anna Traynor

with Debora Supplitt

Thank you for offering this course. It was, above all, convenient for me. Also, it was a very important text to process. The assignments forced me to consider the myriad ways it will impact my instruction.

~Scott Jensen

Course: Eric Jensens TEACHING with the BRAIN in MIND
with Mary Ann Johnson

I loved this class. I have recommended it to my colleagues!! Thank you Mary Ann for being a great teacher!

~Treila Smith

Course: FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL: From Stress to Success
with Mary Ann Johnson

Brenda McKinney was a phenomenal instructor. I felt like I got more individualized treatment and feedback than most graduate courses I've taken. The class itself was relevant to my work and her personalized feedback made it even more relevant. I really appreciated this experience.

~Sabrina Sommer

Course: MINDSET: The New Psychology Of Success
with Brenda McKinney

Thank you Brenda! This was an excellent class and I learned a ton! Thank you for your quick feedbacks and inspirational messages. You are amazing!

~Lisa Lavinder

Course: GENDER DIFFERENCES: Boys & Girls Learn Differently
with Brenda McKinney

This was my first experience with Heritage; I was a little hesitate about taking an online class (it has been so long since I took my last one) but I was pleasantly surprised - and am ready to take more. It was really great, I'm so glad my teaching partner talked me into taking it!

~Lori Craft

Course: COLONIAL & REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA: Film, Literature & Classroom Resources
with Eric Low

Ann Amberg is a thoughtful and inspiring instructor and she helped me navigate the course and content with ease. I am looking forward to taking another class from her in the future.

~Laurie Lopez

Course: WORLD WE WANT: 4 Credits
with Ann Amberg

My instructor's materials and podcasts were clear and concise. It was great to have it broken down into digestible chunks and be able to apply what I was learning in that moment. I was also able to review information and revisit concepts as I did assignments. I most appreciate that I came out with a product I can use tomorrow in my classroom. Building my own web site is the key I had been looking for to streamline my teaching and maximize time with my students.

~Barbara Hellein-Hart

with Michael Boll

This course was very interesting and I would recommend it to anyone trying to get a better glimpse into the workings of mental health issues and students!

~Courtney Martinez

with Michael Sedler

Deb Lund is a superb instructor. Her responses to my postings of assignments were well thought out and helpful. I would definitely take another class from her. Thanks for the opportunity to get some needed credit hours for my recertification. Nancy Hail

~Nancy Hail

Course: WRITING WITH KIDS: Real Writing With Real Results
with Deb Lund

This course met all of my expectations--it challenged me and caused me to reflect on my teaching practices, which was both rewarding and exciting! I would definitely take a course from Heritage Institute again!

~Georgia Boethin

with Mary Ann Johnson

This was a wonderful course. We had to use the sharing that Google is famous for to submit assignments. The instructor was available for questions via document comments (perfect!). He encouraged deeper understanding and challenged me to explore some of the areas the course covered in a deeper manner. He was able to truly relate my learning to my teaching assignments at school.

~Mark Aerts

with Chris Hill

I have taken many online courses over the last 5 years. The Heritage online course I just completed was by far one of the best I have taken. The website is well designed and easy to use. The course assignments are relevant to the course and my situation. Overall this has been one of the best educational experiences I have had.

~Kylee Ballance

Course: FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL: From Stress to Success
with Mary Ann Johnson

Thank you so much! This course is just what I needed to get myself ready for next year. I can't wait to use some of these ideas and strategies with my students!


with Mary Ann Johnson

I have been taking post-graduate classes for years. I think Brenda was an exceptional teacher. Besides the excellent academically-created course, her guidance, positive energy, patience, and support are something I appreciated. I want to take another class from her and recommend her without reservations to my colleagues. After 13 years of abusive and insulting principals I was demoralized and wanted to quit after 31 years of teaching. Brenda has relit the candle of hope for me, and I excited to use her material every day. I find it so valuable that I plan on writing some of her suggestions and strategies, And ideas and having them spiral-bound into a book to use everyday. Brenda is a blessing. I am looking forward to school and not dreading it as I have for the last 13 years. Sincerely, Cheryl A. Jackson

~Cheryl A. Jackson

Course: ENGAGING STUDENTS OF POVERTY: Practical Strategies That Raise
with Brenda McKinney

Prof. Rzeznic's course was helpful and informative. He was quick to respond to any inquiries I had and to grade and credit me for my work. Very satisfied.

~meg conrard

Course: LIFE LESSONS From DR. SEUSS: Kindness in the K-5 Classroom
with Lawrence Rzeznik

Teach Like A Champion was well worth the time and energy. Great class! Also, great feedback from the instructor.

~Jodi Olson

Course: TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: Field Notes From The Masters
with Julie Bora

Professor Boll's class was user-friendly, responsive, and immediately applicable to my classroom. I was very pleased with the clarity of these lessons and my newfound ability to create a professional-looking, easy-to-update classroom website. Professor Boll also recommended a wide variety of other tech tools that were easy to learn along the way--things like Gravatar and Canva, which I began implementing in my classes right away. I found this online class to be one of the most useful and no-nonsense grad-level classes I've taken as a teacher. No frills or wasted time, just great tools and well-organized lessons to teach you how to use them. I will definitely recommend this class to colleagues.

with Michael Boll

Every summer I always look forward to taking classes from The Heritage Institute, especially from Dr. Sedler and Ms. Suzanne Warner! I appreciate how I can expand my knowledge at a pace that works for me. Thank for helping me better myself through the pursuit of higher education.

~Courtney Westphal

Course: MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS: Every Student Can Do Math
with Suzanne Warner

Suzanne was great, and this class was fantastic. It was fun to pick books and write papers about them--a good re-energizing activity for my summer!

~Amanda Graham

Course: READ FOR PLEASURE & INSPIRATION: Fire up Your Life & Work
with Suzanne Warner

I'd like to thank Mary Ann Johnson for all the constructive instruction and suggestions she has provided for me with this course. As an effective and professional educator, Ms Johnson has made my learning truly valuable and enjoyable. Much appreciated!

~Guoli Thorpe

Course: FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL: From Stress to Success
with Mary Ann Johnson

This course went much further than I had thought it would. There were a few self-analyses that were hard to do, but insightful. The breadth and depth of what I learned surpassed my expectations. I see teaching in a new light, and will keep working at reaching every student as best I can. Mary Ann Johnson is a wonderful instructor of the highest ability. I am so glad I get her tutelage. Her positive comments are a pleasure to read.

Course: SO EACH MAY LEARN: Integrating Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligences
with Mary Ann Johnson

I think character education is a necessity at every grade level. Using Dr. Seuss books to engage students is a great idea, and I now have ready-made lessons.

Course: LIFE LESSONS From DR. SEUSS: Kindness in the K-5 Classroom
with Lawrence Rzeznik

My instructor was excellent. Her encouragement was crucial in my enjoyment and learning in this course. Her written comments on my work were cogent, insightful, based in real-life experience as an educator. I am looking forward to taking another class with Brenda McKinney.

Course: MINDSET: The New Psychology Of Success
with Brenda McKinney

My instructor was Eva Varga. She was a great teacher. Her responses were professional and timely. Even though online classes can be impersonal Eva’s responses were interactive and made me feel as though we had met in real life. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to take an online class.

~Patrick S.

with Eva Varga

I really enjoyed this course, in large part due to my instructor, Mary Ann Johnson. I was unsure of myself but her positive feedback gave me the confidence to do quality work.

~Laurel H.

with Mary Ann Johnson

Ann Amberg is an excellent choice for facilitating this course. She was responsive to my inquiries, very positive about the objectives of the course, and very insightful with her comments. I enjoyed the WWW course very much and learned lots from my experiences. Thank you!

~Maureen C.

Course: WORLD WE WANT: 1 Credit
with Ann Amberg

Thanks Brian Long. I appreciated your speediness, positive tone, and engaging questions.

~Marla Quesnell

with Brian Long

I learned relevant, valuable information that I am able to apply to my classroom situation immediately. Whenever I contacted the instructor, she was prompt and very helpful in her response.This course stretched my thinking, prepared me for a new grade level and piqued my interest for new avenues of study within my present teaching situation. Thank you!

~Cindy Gold

with Debbie Burns

Ann Amberg was particularly patient and helpful in answering my frequent e-mails and questions. The World We Want design also made me very grateful as I received credit for lots of extra time I put in at school. Life doesn't always work out that way, and I thank you!

~Susan Knell

Course: WORLD WE WANT: 2 Credits
with Ann Amberg

I really appreciate how Sherry Bozorth outlines her course and leads her students through progressive learning experiences in the design of the course. I enjoyed the course very much and have tools to usewith students and to pass on to others.

~Barbara Malizia

Excellent prompt communication from instructor, with very clear expectations if I needed to change an assignment. I am very impressed at how much history I got out of this class through studying musicals. I also have a renewed joy in watching musicals, and now watch them from a historical perspective.

~Dawn Hashley

My instructor, Sherry Bozworth, returned my emails within hours, usually minutes. Her responses were helpful and always answered whatever questions I had. Her class offered specific and applicable advice, knowledge and insight into ways I can improve as a teacher and make my lessons more relative for my students.


Julie Bora, the instructor for Teach Like A Champion, responded to my assignments in an informative and supportive manner. She made my online course experience delightful and increased my knowledge of how to incorporate useful skills for classroom management. Thank You!!

~Denise Ackerman

Course: TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION: Field Notes From The Masters
with Julie Bora

This course was outstanding. Practical, useful information I can implement right away. The instructor was helpful, and the assignments she has designed are not just mere "busy work". They helped me refine my teaching, and really made me think about my classroom!

~Shannon May

with Julie Bora

Mr. Boll's design of the course content is excellent! The resources and support he provided were all very helpful and immediate. I felt a high level of respect from Mr. Boll and his responses were instumental to my learning and success. I am very grateful for the knowledge and the experience. Thank you!

~Jacqueline Pina

Course: WEB 2.0: Powering Up with the Latest Teachnology
with Michael Boll

This is my second class with Michael Boll. He does a great job and I was happy to see another course available from him. I was also glad for the ability to collaborate with another colleague for this video production course. It was an intensive course and doing it with a peer made the work load more fun and fit with the theme of the class. Videos are meant to be collaborative and we'll expect our students to be able to create together because of limited time, space, and technology. I really enjoyed this class and the things I learned and created from it.

~Kelly Ioane

with Michael Boll

This is the second course I took form Michael Boll. He is professional and friendly. His instruction is clear and his comments are very helpful. I have taken courses from Heritage over the years and have always had positive experiences. Thank you, Dan


with Michael Boll

As always Mr. Boll was phenomenal! He was supportive and helpful in our collaborative effort. I would love to take more courses from him!

~Wade Murray

with Michael Boll

This is my third class from HOL and every one I take I am the better for it. I still use things from each of those classes (one I took over 6 years ago) regularly in my classroom. Thank you for creating and providing classes that can be taken while working full time, are highly educational, and have excellent professors. -Britta

~Britta Hubbard

Course: MINDSET: The New Psychology Of Success
with Brenda McKinney

Mike Sedler was a fantastic instructor. His feedback was timely and genuine. Readings were solid and good. I appreciated the variety of articles, handouts, and flexibility with course texts, so I could choose one that I felt would meet my needs best, at the level I teach. I would definitely take another of his courses again!

~Kirsten Morgan

with Michael Sedler

This course exceeded my expectations. The instructor, book, and writing prompts increased my knowledge and strategies extremely well and were wonderfully practical as well as interesting, and I've been a teacher over 30 years!

~Dee Hammons

with Mary Ann Johnson

I can honestly say that - before this course - I had never had a learning experience impact my career as much as this.


Course: LOVE & LOGIC FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS: Raising Responsible Kids
with Suzanne Warner