Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Peter will be speaking at the Beers Lecture Hall on the campus of East Stroudsburg University on November 13, 2012, at 7:30 PM.

Book review by Peter Flom, PhD

If you are a teacher in special education, especially if you are relatively new in the field or need some inspiration, this could be a good book for you to read. But, since Peter Riffle is a master teacher, his thoughts are worth reading. His motto is “Teach with your heart. Your subject matter will take care of itself,” and the book’s contents reflect that motto. In addition, you may catch (or recapture) some of what makes teaching these “special” kids so special and some of what makes teaching such a special career.

C. Jay Hertzog, Dean of Slippery Rock University

To Whom It May Concern:

It is indeed a pleasure to recommend to you Mr. Peter Riffle as an expert in the field of special education and as an outstanding speaker. I have known Pete for over 40 years and can attest to his love of his field, the students with whom he works, and that he is an inspiration to all who hear him.

Kim's Story

The Cloud Chaser reveals a common-sense approach to teaching learning disabled students. Designed for parents and teachers alike, this book will give the reader special insight into the
world of learning disabilities. Author Peter Riffle believes that a critical aspect to being a
successful teacher is demonstrating to the children that they are not just kids sitting in the
classroom, but are important to the teacher as individuals.

Forward by Dr. Gerald Achenbach

"Teach with your heart; your subject matter will take care of itself," says
Peter W. Riffle. Could it be any clearer? Could it be any simpler... yet, could it be
any more challenging?

The Cloud Chaser brings together stories of real students and their challenges
and accomplishments, teaching tips that have been tested and perfected, and Riffle's
self-reflections on his personal learning disabilities and how he has overcome those

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