Success Through Character Reviews

Headteacher (Principal) Recommendations

We recently had a joint INSET day with Mersey Park Primary School where Dean Schneider presented to us his Teaching with Character presentation. The whole staff was absolutely blown away. The presentation was engaging, thought provoking and inspiring in every way. It was also so relevant to the principles we have been developing in school linked to Growth Mindset and emotional resilience

Dean has made a real impact delivering character focused motivational speeches, assemblies, transition activities and summer character camps.  The written and verbal feedback from all of Dean's inputs has always been excellent, with his passion, professionalism and enthusiasm being his standout features.  I can confidently recommend Dean as an engaging and knowledgeable speaker on the topic of developing character and furthering students' progress; I am sure that he will make a very positive impact when speaking to students, parents and staff in your school.

The Teaching with Character INSET training day was informative, extremely effective, entertaining and very worthwhile. Dean is charismatic, humorous and also talks a great deal of sense. His experience is vast and the training he provides is value for money.

I would thoroughly recommend Dean’s Teaching with Character presentation. We had a fabulous staff development day which reminded us about what is really important in education and life. The staff really enjoyed the day and both schools are already implementing some of the many ideas and activities that were provided

Teaching with Character at St Joseph’s has been highly effective in ensuring that behaviour and relationships are the best they can be and that children have the strategies at their fingertips to deal with challenges in terms of academia, relationships and emotions by simply following the strategies provided.

The Teaching with Character presentation was not only excellent in content and ideas, but also entertaining and informative.

Teaching with Character has had a real impact at our school. The idea of the 20th Kid has really struck home with the children, and everyone really does strive to be their best and go the extra mile!

Teaching with Character was thought provoking, stimulating and re-energised our core moral purpose by putting the values by which we live as the number one priority in our lives and teaching. We walked away being able to further develop our learning environment, our expectations of children, and with the 20th Kid forever in our minds.

The Teaching with Character delivery was an extremely successful and stimulating staff training day for my school. Dean’s presentation skills, combined with the relevance of his material, ensured everyone came away inspired to develop the concept of the 20th Kid. I immediately saw evidence of staff employing your message and children engaged in related activities.

Presentation Evaluations









What Teachers had to say...

"Quite simply I could attend this type of presentation over and over again. It was without doubt the most inspirational and beneficial event I have ever attended as a teacher of 34 years, thank you!"

“In my twenty years of teaching this was by far the greatest presentation I have ever attended. It was fun, informative, entertaining and straight forward. It provides strategies that I will implement immediately. My only regret is I didn't get to attend it in my first year of teaching."

"Dean was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun and inspirational!"

"An animated, enthusiastic presentation which was informative and full of great ideas, thanks!"

"A very enjoyable presentation, fun filled and very informative. Time flew by, thank you for a lively presentation about serious issues."

"Very inspirational and enjoyable - excellent activities that can be used in the classroom."

"A super day, very entertaining and informative and very enjoyable, thank you."

"An inspirational course, leaving feeling all fired up!! Best course I've been on in years."

"A great power point presentation, delivered clearly at a quick pace. A lovely day, thank you!"

"I thought the presentation was spot on, lots of activities with a humorous and awesome trainer!"

"This was quite possibly the best Inset day I have ever attended. I feel so motivated about the new school year. Absolutely superb, thank you!"

"The whole day has been fantastic. Dean is really inspirational. It has reminded me why I wanted to be a teacher."

"Fabulous and engaging, helping all staff to think about the qualities of each individual child and how we can help them be the best they can be. Very motivating and inspirational."

"Very engaging and amusing, loved the use of quotations. If I can use 10% of these ideas I will enjoy a successful year and so will the children."

"This presentation was very interesting and engaging. You held our attention, kept us engaged and amused and you were the best representation of your philosophy we could have asked for, thank you."

"Presentation was fantastic, brilliantly delivered with fantastic enthusiasm and humor promoting the type of attitude we should model to the pupils."

"OUTSTANDING!! Best course I have ever been on. Really interesting, useful and I will put what I have learnt into practice."

"Great, fabulous, awesome. Great inspiration would recommend you to any school! Great laugh, inspirational and useable!"

"Dean was as enthusiastic and inspirational as his presentation. Good role model for the message he was putting across."