“Since working with Jon Erwin , our staff has become well-versed in how to appeal to students’ intrinsic motivation, which they immediately were able to implement in their classrooms! . . . Because of this, our discipline problems have decreased dramatically. Teachers have built a trusting, supportive environment that is strong enough to sustain their relationships with their students throughout the year!”
Director of Student Services
Creative Technologies Academy
“Jon Erwin has been a consultant in our district for three years. Every time he conducts a workshop for administrators, teachers, support staff, or parents we always receive great reviews from the participants. Jon book The Classroom of Choice (ASCD 2004), is filled with effective strategies for working with the students in our district. Jon and his work have really helped to propel our initiative to becoming a Quality School District shifting from extrinsic motivation to a culture based on intrinsic motivation. Jon's sessions and books are highly engaging and really help in dealing with the challenges of 21st Century education.”
Mrs. Michelle T. Bradley
Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Assessment
Lockport City School District
“I have used Jon Erwin’s book The Classroom of Choice with great success in my classes at the University of British Columbia. We have also engaged Jonathan as a keynote speaker with great success. He is energetic, knowledgeable, and sensitive to his audience. He also has a great sense of humor which makes learning with him an enjoyable and enriching experience.”
Instructor at the University of B.C.
Former Elementary School Principal
Senior Faculty, William Glasser Institute
“I have used The Classroom of Choice in my classroom for 3 years. The activities in the book are great for building relationships, teamwork and teaching students that they are responsible for themselves. It is a must have resource for both new and experienced teachers!! It is easy to use and the students love the activities!!”
Joanne I. Kipp
“Jon's training methods inspire everyone to learn and understand teaching from the inside out. His experiential methods make learning fun and motivate educators to improve their skills.”
Senior Faculty Member
The William Glasser Institute
Jon's training completely changed the way I interact with students. It helped me to see them as complex people with whom I could and should develop real relationships. Jon is an expert at meeting students' psychological and emotional needs so that they are able to focus on learning and achievement. His training and his book, The Classroom of Choice, have made me feel like an expert too. It is the first book I recommend to help new teachers create a classroom environment that is safe and engaging and thus ripe for rigorous academic exploration.
Thanks Jon! Hope all is well! :) Lauren
Lauren E. Lipcon
Teacher – Grade 1
Southwest Baltimore Charter School
Jon is an engaging presenter whose workshops are jam-packed with practical, easy-to-do strategies to help students get hooked into learning! I laughed so much my cheeks hurt!
Education Consultant, South Australia
Jonathan Erwin has provided quality professional development for veteran teachers and new teachers in our district. His sessions are informative, practical, interactive and experiential. He makes teachers think about what they do, why they do it, and the implications they have on student development. Teachers are given many “tools” to take back to the classroom and enhance their teaching.
Specialist, Student Development/Educational Consultant
CARE for Kids
Jefferson County Public Schools
4425 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40213
Jon Erwin is an engaging educator who draws on real life experiences to train staff members to build meaningful and positive relationships with their students and colleagues. His work with our K-5 staff transformed our building in remarkable ways. The training sessions were interactive and staff members always left motivated to put something new into action. He is humorous and fun and the information he shares and we gleaned from his book, The Classroom of Choice, has helped our school climate as well as our academic success.
Bonnie L. Haffajee
Principal, Randels Elementary
Being a young teacher, I was afforded the opportunity to learn from and work with Jon over the last few years. Working with a population of students that are at-risk, Jon has offered tools and strategies, which not only allowed classroom management to occur, but it created conditions for my students to want to learn. His guidance and advice was invaluable, and I believe instrumental to my understanding of why my students behave the way they do.
- Courey Penna
8:1:1 High School Special Education Teacher
“When I have opportunities to work with Jon Erwin, whether it be in a learning environment, consultant session, and/or reading one of his books, I am always amazed at how much I learn from him! His knowledge and enthusiasm of intrinsic motivation, Choice Theory, social/emotional learning and relationship building skills have had a profound influence on my career and personal life. He is a dynamic and engaging presenter who is insightful, enjoyable and very inspiring! I value everything I have learned from Jon!”
Ann Marie Oliverio
Lewiston-Porter Primary Education Center