Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Adult Feedback from Be a Tree Program

Thanks to Lisbeth Plant of Cowichan Canine for sending in in adult feedback forms from nine presentations held during the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge in British Columbia, Canada. We know that everyone loves the Be a Tree program, but it is always nice to get it in writing! Here is a graph of the results from nine teachers who responded on our adult feedback form. The bottom axis shows the number of the question (see below for the question) and the left axis is the average of all responses. Each question asked for an answer on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

You can see that everyone loved Lisbeth!

Here are the questions:
1. How much did you learn about bite risk reduction?
2. Did you enjoy the presentation?
3. Do you think the children enjoyed the presentation?
4. Do you think the children will be safer around dogs?
5. Was the presentation age-appropriate?
6. Did you find the photos to be helpful?
7. Were the role playing and Simon Says activities helpful?
8. Would you recommend this seminar to others?
The teachers and children loved Lisbeth! Here is what they had to say:
"Very informative and useful information for everyone to practice! Role playing and activities reinforced important points." Jocelyne Giodin, Ecole Mill Bay
"A very interesting and interactive presentation appropriate for the age group. I think it will help my students be more aware of a dog's body language to keep them safe and avoid being bitten." Angie Brockhurst, Cobble Hill Elementary
"This presentation was active and engaging. Ms. Plant spoke to the children in such a manner that they were actively participating and felt respected as learners. Very important content, effectively taught. Thank you!" Maia McPherson, Bench Elementary School 
 "I must admit, I wasn't entirely 'sold' on the presentation ... being that this week has already been so busy, but I have already recommended it to others. Well done and thank you for being so informative and age appropriate. We continued talking about it after you left." Rachel Ridley, Ecole Mill Bay
"I learned a lot even though I have been a dog owner for many years." Susanne Relick, Ecole Mill Bay 
"Dear Lisbeth Plant: The staff and students of Ecole Mill Bay would like to thank you for the time you have spent at our school. I have received many positive comments from students, parents and teachers. We hope you will come again next year as the programme educates students on how to be safe. Your material, pictures and posters added a lot to make your message clear." Lise Page, Directrice, Ecole Mill Bay 
I know that I speak for Teresa as well when I say that these comments just make our day! This is typical of the response to the Be a Tree program, but it is terrific to keep on receiving this fantastic feedback for going on 10 years. Thanks to Lisbeth and all the other wonderful presenters who take our materials and bring them to life for children all over the world. We are truly appreciative!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Thank you for having this program.