I began using the Best Year Ever! program in my third year of teaching. Before that, I had used a combination of strategies that just worked okay. Best Year Ever! has given me a foundation to my classroom management style. Everything else (curriculum, creativity) builds from there. It is something that gets me excited every year and brings students the power they have within themselves. It focuses on positive thinking, goal setting and, most important, a belief in self. Students are able to take the skills learned in my classroom and apply them to all areas of their lives.
5th Grade Teacher, Waverly Community School District, Michigan