The former social studies teacher and principal from Northview talked about working together as a unified administration.
"Students are under so much pressure from parents," Freeman said. "It isn't healthy, and teachers need to realize that the stress is there."
He reinforced working as a unified force will allow positive reinforcement and all students will learn no matter the level that they are at.
"By starting today and working as one group and approaching children at all levels within the classroom, no child will be left behind," he said. "It will also allow us to make sure that no child falls through the cracks."
Freeman took teachers through exercises that would allow them to teach a large class and still meet the goal requirements of every child.
"In a fair world, all students would be at their intended grade level, however, this is not a fair world and we have to work harder to help all of those students succeed," he said.
Teachers discussed teaching strategies and implementation methods as well as how to target students in their class to meet individualized need and how one size does not fit all in a classroom.
"If you teach a child at the level that they are at, instead of the level they are suppose to be at then they will improve," Freeman said.
"Students would rather view themselves and have everyone else view them as a trouble maker than a dummy."
Freeman also commented on students' self-esteem or lack of.
"Did you know that they average child's self esteem peaks in third-grade," he said.
"In third-grade is when children feel their best about themselves, there is something wrong with this picture."
Freeman explained how differentiation is a process not another program, and how it can be used to motivate all.
"Teaching has changed over the years," he said.
"Now we are given standards that have to be met, and we design our classes around them, but it can still be done in so that all students will learn, it may take some students longer, but it can get done."
"It was a positive evening," CCSC Director of Curriculum and Grants Kathy Knust told The Brazil Times.
"Everyone was able to walk away with knowledge that they can implement and that was the goal."
Freeman finished the presentation with a slide that stated honestly "you make a difference."