Interactive, engaging, inspirational, motivational, hands-on, creative, fun, practical, transformational, collaborative, reflective, storytelling, dynamic and humorous
Barbara Pearl is an award winning educator, international speaker, and the author of Math in Motion: Origami in the Classroom and Whale of a Tale. She graduated with honors and a 4.0 GPA from LaSalle University with a Masters in Education where she received the Graduate Faculty Award for “Excellence in Academic Achievement and Leadership.” She is a three-time recipient of the National Library Week Award and was selected as a participant in the John. F. Kennedy Educator’s Seminar.
Ms. Pearl developed Math in Motion while working as a classroom teacher. As a former elementary, middle and high school teacher, her background in mathematics and education inspired her to explore ”active learning” techniques and strategies that accommodate a variety of learning styles and get teachers, students and families excited about mathematics and learning. Today, Barbara is an adjunct math professor, presents at national, regional and local conferences including NCTM and NSDC and serves as President of the Northeast Region for Pi Lambda Theta, the International Association and Honor Society for Educators bringing them to over twenty (20) top honors.
Featured on national TV for Comcast-On-Demand, Barbara developed and hosted origami segments for ActivityTV and has contributed to numerous magazines and journals. She has been distinguished as an "excellent instructor with a true love of her subject and a gift for knowing her audience." Barbara’s work has received international recognition and she is recognized around the country for her inspiring and motivational programs that promote a "positive message" about mathematics and learning. She has traveled and presented extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia including China and Japan and brings a wealth of resources and experiences to her workshops.
Barbara’s workshops are all custom tailored to meet your exact needs and support research and standards-based concepts and curriculum requirements that will strengthen and enhance student motivation, involvement and success…where every child counts!
She integrates the most current, proven, practical ideas and strategies, incorporating differentiated instruction, learning communities, and implementing best practices and response to intervention (RTI). Barbara is dedicated to helping schools and districts improve the quality of teaching and learning mathematics education.
You did an amazing workshop! All the teachers who attended your session came up to tell me how great your presentation was. I even heard from teachers who never comment.
This was the best workshop in my 6 years of attending these programs.The information presented was exceptional. The quality of Barbara’s style was energizing and direct. I am leaving with so many new ideas-thank you! I rate this workshop more than the highest score of 5. I rate it a 10 (in all the categories)!
The teachers LOVED your workshop! Your presentation was incredible and there were so many skills that you can connect to your math program-the storytelling, music and drama all added a special experience for everyone. I cannot wait to learn more. Your program was so engaging and the teacher response so overwhelmingly positive that our Director wants you to be the featured Children’s Author.
I was delighted to attend your workshop and discover a fun-filled, kinesthetic method of teaching mathematics and language arts that engages both children and adults. It was brilliant - the innovative ways in which you incorporate language, vocabulary, and math terms with origami should be utilized in every classroom! The book, Math in Motion informs and explains step-by-step while integrating so many concepts and ideas. Origami is a great educational tool for young and old alike, and Pearl’s own creativity and teaching style is a wonderful example for all educators; I suggest every educator attend her workshop and get her book. It will energize classroom instruction, demystify and revitalize interest in teaching and learning mathematics and concepts like isosceles triangles and line of symmetry come to life! This method will also improve retention skills and develop higher order thinking in your students.
I loved your workshop! Tapping into multiple intelligences that students bring with them, your workshop encourages success from each participant by building upon his/her strengths. You combine language, mathematics, art and culture in an engaging seamless web. I am reflecting on the box and heart that we constructed from your program as I write this e-mail and imagine all the uses I can make of both cultural artifacts in my writing class that I teach at the University. I can only imagine how in demand you are to share your message with students and teachers. I wish I could have participated in your full-day workshop and hope to have such an opportunity in the near future.
One of the most beneficial parts of the training was the immediate use of ideas and extensions that was great for all my grades. Great connections to our framework. I enjoyed the calm, reassuring and non-threatening manner of the presenter-it inspired us to feel successful and help our students succeed.The materials provided were excellent. Thank you for purchasing the Math in Motion resource kit for each of us.
The overall quality of the training was EXCELLENT. I would strongly recommend this workshop to other colleagues. I wish our whole staff could participate. Barbara was outstanding and her knowledge and enthusiasm about the topic was contagious! I can't wait to use it in my classroom.
Barbara should be invited back again! This was one of the best workshops I ever attended. The best aspect of this session is that it connected to my real life job! Thank you for making it so engaging! This was so much fun-so much math is involved. What a great way to learn!! Fantastic!
Thank you again for your wonderful Family Math Night presentation. The children were still buzzing about it for therest of the week! One fourth grader told me that "math rocks!". I couldn't have asked for our first Math Night to be any more successful. The faculty members that weren't there now are wishing that they had been. Thanks for making the evening so special!"