Teacher Testimonials

Learn more about the great experiences our teachers have using the Virtual Business simulations in their classrooms across the country.

Gerri Kimble
Business and Marketing Teacher
Hoover High School
Hoover, AL
"The Knowledge Matters sims fit into the teen culture. They make learning fun for the students, which obviously makes it even more fun for me. "
"I think we're starting to see a return to reality-based teaching of job skills, but this time by using technology to simulate real-world situations. "
John Prchal
Teacher
Harrell Accelerated Learning Center
Wichita Falls, Texas
Olivia Dachel
Teacher
Tomahawk High School
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
"Everything they practiced in the sim they use to run the school store. The group that runs it the most profitably for a month wins a prize. And then we all go on a field trip with the profits they made from the store. "
"The most compelling aspect of using sims is that they enable students to make a decision, take an action, and see the results of that action in real time. They might put up a billboard and see that it has caused more people to go into their restaurant. That kind of instant feedback can motivate them to learn about other things that could help their businesses grow. "
Jeff Hendrickson
Business Teacher
Shasta High School
Northern California
Frank Rosa
Teacher
Apponequet High School
Lakeville, Massachusetts
"Knowledge Matters built this and other sims in a way that allows me to modify how I teach to accommodate the learning skills of each student. "
"They can work on the problem by themselves at their own speed. When they make money or turn a profit - and can grasp what they did to make it happen - then they can start to speak with confidence. That's when, as a teacher, you know you've won. "
Lesley McBride
Teacher
Colonial Heights High School
Colonial Heights, VA
Desireè Peterkin
Teacher
Chesapeake High School
Baltimore County, MD
"Last year one of my students started yelling at his computer because one of his employees stopped working. 'He stopped putting the bicycles together, Ms. Peterkin. Why did he stop?'

And I just said, 'well, what are your working conditions like? Do you allow them to take breaks? Do they have ergonomic workstations?' He just looked at me and said, 'I didn't think it would be so hard to run a business! I thought you just made a lot of money.' "