Testimonials

A must-have for parents striving to support learning as a lifelong process
~ Diane Lowe, Literacy Specialist
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“Connie Hebert’s The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids shows parents, our children’s first teachers, how to tap into everyday activities and make them fun learning experiences. Dr. Hebert describes numerous opportunities for moms and dads to promote learning throughout the day – all without pressure. This learning starts our children on their path to lifelong learning early and in a special way – with Mom and Dad! The Teachable Minute is a great read and a must-have for parents striving to support learning as a lifelong process.

The Teachable Minute
~ MH
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“This is an absolutely wonderful book! VERY easy to follow and it has fantastic ideas. It’s great as a quick reference especially when you’re waiting for your kids while they are at their activities. It gives parents awesome ideas and makes you feel that we as parents CAN capture a moment or two every day to teach our kids how to be kind, appreciative, observant and aware of their surroundings. It makes parents and kids engage in “teachable” conversations and get them to creatively think and engage together. Read it cover to cover and highlight your favorite “moments” or simply keep it in the car and grab it when you are waiting for them from an activity. Way to go Dr. Hebert!! You did it again!! I LOVE all of your books. You have made my husband and I better parents and you have helped made our kids confident and interactive!!”

Great book for parents
~ EC
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“This is a great book for parents of younger children. I was given a copy as a gift, and it doesn’t take long to get into some great ‘teachable minute’ ideas. The book is well organized, and it’s easy to find great ways to stimulate kids during everyday activities or errands. That’s really what it’s all about; almost any situation can be a learning opportunity for kids. I highly recommend this book to any parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even teacher.”

The Teachable Minute
~ Dr. Richard Gentry, author of Raising Confident Readers
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“Teachable minutes are treasures that last a lifetime–for both parent and child. Dr. Connie Hebert shows new parents the magic and sparkle of teaching in everyday places with the same creative zeal that makes her many books for school teachers wildly popular. She shows you how to pay attention, share, teach, and care. It’s all here–teachable minutes that you never thought of everywhere you go. Read this book and discover teachable minutes in a daily routine chock-full of fun! Be your child’s first and best teacher in 77 places you never thought of.”

Bought a copy for myself and daughters to read while raising their kids
~ Barb Birchmeier
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“A must read for all educators, parents, grandparents or those working with kids. The ideas are practical and the book is engaging.”

Want to be a great parent? Read and use this book! 
~ D.M.
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“Terrific book and learning tool for parents! Dr. Hebert did a fabulous job of simply stating where, when and how to teach our children in everyday situations! For those of us that are not teachers, it really puts it into perspective all of the easy opportunities we have every day to teach our kids valuable lessons just about anywhere! A must read for anyone who really wants to not just be a good parent, but a GREAT parent. Don’t let another ‘teachable minute’ pass you by!”

Great book for grandparents, too!
~ Kathleen Blinn
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids 
“So enjoyed reading this book. In this fast paced world full of technology it’s a great reminder to live in the moment with your children and grandchildren. Don’t let those teaching opportunities pass us by… We are all teachers… and children love to learn. I Loved the example of a mom getting down on the floor to show her child how to fold a large towel… as a parent of grown sons, it brought back some fond memories and reminded me of all the fun things we can do to teach our kids and grandkids! It’s our job and it can be so much fun!!!”

Offers specifics based on researched strategies that can be used as curriculum supplements
~ Midwest Book Review
Catch a Falling Writer
“Connie R. Hebert’s CATCH A FALLING WRITER offers a fine companion to her CATCH A FALLING READER resource for teachers. It stands alone, as well, offering teachers tips on how to ‘catch’ falling K-3 writers before low confidence develops. From working with language challenges to closing the gap between reading and writing abilities, this offers specifics based on researched strategies that can be used as curriculum supplements.”

Must have for babysitters
~ Julie
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“In The Teachable Minute, Dr. Hebert provides easy ways for babysitters and parents to make children feel smart and appreciated. As a babysitter of 10 years, I definitely plan to use many of Dr. Hebert’s suggestions as ways to stimulate children’s interest in the world around them, both in their own home as well as in public places. Whether you are a babysitter, parent, or teacher, this book is written in an easy-to-read format and is a great resource to have as you encounter many different scenarios and ‘teachable minutes’ with the children you care for.”

An Excellent Resource for Your Entire School
~ IST Kelly, Bel Air, MD USA
Catch a Falling Reader: A Daily Guide for Teachers & Parents
“As an Instructional Support Teacher, I was lucky to get a chance to see Dr. Herbert during Maryland’s Reading Conference but am even more blessed to have her words of wisdom from this book with me everyday at school. I have used this easy to read resource to assist teachers and parents in understanding how to help our school’s children. This book gives clear ideas and practical strategies. Pick up the book and open it to any page to find ways to catch any falling reader.”

Perfect Gift for Any Parent
~ Dr. Danny Brassell, “America’s Leading Reading Ambassador”
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“This is the perfect gift for any parent, as Hebert conveniently organizes quick, practical teaching tips in 77 different locations – from grocery stores to the bath tub. Sick of the crying and complaining that accompanies your child’s homework most nights? This book is the perfect antidote. The Teachable Minute provides parents with informative and authentic learning opportunities. Buy this book, and you’ll see how teaching your child can be fun, rather than a dreaded `drill and kill’ chore.”

A must read for all Reading Teachers and Tutors
~ Ruth and Fredrick Nelson
Catch a Falling Reader: A Daily Guide for Teachers & Parents
“I’m a homeschool teacher. This a wonderful reference book to have in your teaching library. I reference this book constantly. I also bought Catch a Falling Writer which is a wonderful compliment to Catch a Falling Reader!”

Don’t Miss YOUR unique Chance to find The Teachable Minute
~ Richard Kelley, M.D., Austin, Texas
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“As a father, I am always on the lookout for books and information to help me be a better, more conscientious Dad. Let’s face it, we only get one shot at raising our kids and it is truly the most important job we will ever do in our lives. No amount of money you make, no amount of prestige you attain, no level of mastery of any skill, task or hobby, will ever top the most important job of raising our children.

We want them to be healthy, obviously, but we also want them to be kind, intuitive, creative, thoughtful, inquisitive and smart. We also want them to be ‘wise’ about how the world operates. Enter…

Dr. Connie Hebert, a seasoned veteran Teacher and Educator. For Dr. Hebert, education doesn’t cease at the classroom door, and she has written ‘The Teachable Minute’ to bring into your consciousness, the fact that you have a ‘Teachable Minute’ at almost every turn and in every environment throughout each and every day.

Instead of just biding your time and running errands here and there with your kids, no matter what their age, Dr. Hebert encourages you to use those moments at, for example: the Nursing Home, the Police Station, the Eye Doctor, a Parking Garage, a Hospital, a Funeral Home, an Elevator and a myriad of other stops & destinations throughout your day, to teach your children something ‘in the moment,’ or rather in that ‘Teachable Minute,’ that will be lost forever the second it’s over.

Time flies by. Opportunity is fleeting. Dr. Hebert wants you to know that your day, every day, is packed with opportunities to teach your child something valuable. She wants you to pay attention and look for those opportunities to enrich, teach and inspire your child, and to teach them about all of the wonders that surround them in every environment.

I can’t say enough about ‘The Teachable Minute.’ It is well worth the read, and may just open your eyes to the plethora of opportunities that are just waiting to become that ‘Teachable Minute’ for your child or children. Grab this one. It’s a real winner!”

An important book…written with children and teachers in mind
~ Michael Thomas Boehm
Catch a Falling Reader: A Daily Guide for Teachers & Parents
“Reading ability is the key to student success, and helping teachers and parents inprove reading ability in children is what Dr. Hebert is all about. Practical solutions and ‘feel good’ anecdotes and lessons are part of why this effort is a winner. If the education of our children is an important issue to you, you should pick this book up…a true manual for success.”

A teacher’s teacher who can communicate with parents
~ Richard Owen, New York
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“Connie Hebert is a generous and gentle teacher who finds simple and effective ways to make learning happen in the real world. Parents can and must be an important part of this process. Parents who are able to read environmental clues can spark children’s thinking and promote intelligent analysis in young people. As Connie says, it takes only a minute!”

Must have for new parents and seasoned ones alike!
~ Wyoming Mom
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“Great book for a quick read to inspire parents and families! Keep it in the diaper bag or the car for a quick go to resource day to day. I love the sections about every day places including the Car wash, Laundromat, and Grocery store. Inspiring minutes of fun learning, and laughs with all three of my kids (ages 5, 3 & 8months). A must have for new parents and seasoned ones alike.”

So Easy to Teach Your Kids
~ LCM
The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids
“I actually helped prepare this book. As I went along, I felt better and better about myself because I had actually done many of these suggestions. My son is now a computer genius; he went into the Navy to learn and ended up doing the teaching. My daughter graduated from LaSalle magna cum laude and for her master’s degree, top of the class, 4.0. So doing the suggestions in this book are tremendously important, because not only do they teach, but they inspire a love of learning on the part of the kids.”