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What Participants Are Saying

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Header: Kagan's Talented Presenters Rated from 1 to 5
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(1-Weak... 5-Strong)

Bill Stater

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 3
Manchester, NH • March 21, 2022

“Bill was engaging and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed his energy level and commitment to the program!”
—Kristin Barden, Grade 2 Teacher

Transform Your High-Risk Classroom Day 1
Butler, KY • May 17, 2022

“Awesome presenter. He had great music, humor, and knew exactly when to incorporate a new strategy.”
—Elizabeth Crotty, Teacher

Carol Lohkamp

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 5
Lakin, KS • February 21, 2022

“Carol is a very engaging presenter. Possibly one of the best I have experienced in my 30 years in education.”
—Tonya Pollart, 8th Grade ELA Teacher and Coach

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1–2
Manteca, CA • June 1–2, 2022

“Wonderful instructor who had an example or advice for just about every situation that came up. Highly recommend.”
—Kohler Royce, Resource Specialist

Christi Brown

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1–2
Germantown, TN • May 26–27, 2022

“Christi was very knowledgeable, peppy, expressed passion for what she was teaching, and was funny and spirited the whole way throughout!”
—Kimberly MacFeggan, First Grade General Ed Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
El Dorado, AR • June 6, 2022

“I loved the instructor being full of energy and funny. I also really enjoyed how she could relate to Activity teachers and gave helpful tips for what that would look different in different types of classrooms.”
—Brooklyn Lee, Art Teacher

Elia Chesnoff

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Kagan Win-Win Discipline Day 1
Ponca City, OK • March 11, 2022

“Elia Chesnoff is the best instructor I have learned from in a long time. He is extremely relatable and humorous.”
—Lorrie Layton, Librarian

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Harbor City, CA • May 14, 2022

“Elia was AMAZING! Great presenter, very captivating and knowledgeable with the content and excited to share it. Prompt and conscientious of time.”
—Kathryn Gutierrez, Teacher

Jennifer Evans

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Little Rock, AR • May 13, 2022

“Jen’s energy level was excellent and her organization of material and content was right on!”
—Tamara Rowe, Seconds Math Facilitator

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1–2
Monmouth, IL • June 1–2, 2022

“‘Very enthusiastic and encouraging! Passionate and really takes her time making sure you understand the info. ‘Chew on it.’”
—Sara Mendez, Teacher

Kelly Johnson

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Harrison, AR • April 4, 2022

“Kelly was amazing! She was very thorough in her presentation and most certainly brought the energy to our day of Kagan learning.”
—Tori Little, Resource ELA 9-12

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Cottonwood, AZ • May 6, 2022

“Kelly was knowledgeable, helpful, and very informative! She kept my interest all day long!”
—Shelly, Reading Specialist

Kris Osthoff

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 5
Bowling Green, KY • April 20, 2022

“Instructor has been great and considerate of timing and pacing. She is engaging, fun, and willing to help us in any way!”
—Elizabeth Meredith, 4th Grade Teacher

Brain-Friendly Teaching Day 1
Worland, KY • May 31, 2022

“One word: AMAZING! She was knowledgeable, personable, and engaging. Amazing workshop and presenter. I’m looking forward to using Kagan Structures more often in my classroom.”
—Shilo, SPED Teacher

Kim Rostick

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1 with EL Talking Points
Chaparral, NM • April 2, 2022

“Kim is articulate, intelligent, engaging, and she uses a variety of strategies as she models them with excellence. She is very talented. I loved it!”
—Mylo Corona, Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Knoxville, TN • May 3, 2022

“Kim was AMAZING! By far one of the best presenters I have had during any PD. She was engaging, helpful, and clear. I enjoyed her and learned so much from her.”
—Elizabeth Majors, 5th Grade Teacher

Melissa Wincel

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Little Rock, AR • May 13, 2022

“Melissa was wonderful…her experience, insights, energy, and intelligence made this incredibly valuable for me.”
—Kevin Belt, Multi-Site Secondary Science Coach & Facilitator

Structures for Little Ones Days 1–2
Yuma, AZ • June 2–3, 2022

“Melissa was amazing both days with great energy! She never failed to explain everything in detail, and I never even had to question what was going on because she had my attention the whole time. I learned so much about the content that was taught!”
—Laisha Alva, Pre-K Teacher

Rachel Treaster

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
North Richland Hills, TX • March 28, 2022

“Ms. Rachel is an amazing trainer who is thorough in delivering content in such an engaging manner! Thank you!”
—Tina, 3rd Grade Teacher

Elementary Literacy Days 1 & 2
Pawhuska, OK • May 17–18, 2022

“Rachel is upbeat and energetic which helps ease the process of wholeheartedly joining the workshop. She knows about what she’s presenting and exhibits excitement about what she is bringing us. She has provided us with numerous engaging structures which are realistic to implement.”
—Kristen Miles, 5/6 Grades Teacher

Dr. Rick DuVall

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 3
Manchester, NH • March 21, 2022

“Rick was a really fun and nice instructor. He had a great personality. He related the content to multiple grade levels. As someone who teaches kindergarten, Rick made me feel like I could actually use some of these Kagan Structures in my classroom.”
—Katie, Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Maysville, KY • April 18, 2022

“He is excellent! He has a great attitude and catching, excited mindset for learning the Kagan way! He does a phenomenal job explaining and modeling the strategies.”
—Paula Faulkner, Regular Ed Teacher

Rob Jutras

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Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1 & 2
Stafford, TX • May 23–24, 2022

“Rob Jutras was amazing. He is very excited about Kagan and is knowledgeable beyond words of the content. Excellent does not describe him as an instructor… Simply amazing.”
—Martina Judge, Behavior Specialist

Kagan Win-Win Discipline Days 1–3
Las Cruces, NM • June 2–4, 2022

“Rob, our trainer, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He made the training engaging and applicable to our daily lives and our classrooms. This training is a MUST for all educators!”
—Amy Vanderkooy, Interventionist

Tom Finegan

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Kagan Live Online: Brain-Friendly Teaching Day 1
March 4, 2022

“Talk about flexibility! Fin was engaging and offered several creative options for using the structures and principles with differing grade levels and content.”
—Brandi Downs, Middle School Science Teacher

Transform Your High-Risk Classroom Day 1
Harbor City, CA • March 28, 2022

“Very great communicator. Professional and fun. Knows his stuff! Best at synthesizing material with behavior management.”
—Christal Young, English Teacher

Dr. Vern Minor

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Kagan Live Online: Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1–3
July 12–14, 2021

“Vern was very energetic and dynamic! He kept me engaged as he taught and kept the pace very steady. It was very helpful to see the visuals as he spoke so that I could follow along. It was especially helpful that he cued us in when we would have group time so that I could prepare my answer and feel confident about what I wanted to share.”
—Sarah Nguyen, 6th Grade Teacher

Kagan Live Online: Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1–3
July 12–14, 2021

“Vern Minor was so fun, entertaining, honest, and showed how much he believes in cooperative learning as THE best pedagogy for keeping all students engaged, preventing teacher burn-out, and lessening referrals to administrators.”
—Diana Alcantara, Literacy and Language Specialist