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What Participants Are Saying

Presenters rated from 1 to 5 (1-Weak... 5-Strong)
★    ★★    ★★★    ★★★★    ★★★★★

Bill Stater

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Thinking Skills Days 1 & 2
Las Vegas, NV • March 2nd, 2018

“Bill was engaging, well-organized, & knowledgeable. I liked all the tips he added. The music was a HIT and Bill made it a lot of fun. I found value in the structures presented for the science content.”
—Christia Osborn-Preston, K-8th Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1 & 2
Cheyenne, WY • January 5th, 2018

“Bill was the best presenter ever! He kept me engaged with the flow of the presentation. I enjoyed him adding humor into his dialogue. He was enthusiastic about the content, which made me want to learn!”

—Alisha Arias, Title I Tutor


Christi Brown

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 3 & 4
Shreveport, LA • March 14th, 2018

“I thoroughly enjoyed Christi’s enthusiasm! Her new methods and excitement helped to re-engage mine! The behavior of most of my students can be very challenging! I appreciate being reminded to continue to be HAPPY!”
—Kim Kyle, 6-10th Grade Teacher

Elementary Literacy & Writing
Las Vegas, NV • February 18th, 2018

“Christi’s musical background was a real plus in adding extra pizazz. I enjoyed the heartfelt sharing of experiences in the field, as well as the great humor.”
—Mary-Ellen Mattice, K-3rd Grade Teacher


Dr. Daren Harris

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Career Changer
Fort Myers, FL • January 9th, 2018

“Daren was very well-prepared. The activities he developed were interesting/exciting. He is energetic and we did not have time to get bored. The content was useful. It was great to have the opportunity. I wish to participate in more workshops like this one.”
—Dianelys Concepion-Rodriquez, Teacher ESOL


Elia Chesnoff

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Win-Win Discipline Day 1
Licking, MO • February 26th, 2018

“Elia was a wonderful presenter and he kept my attention. His presentation helped my understanding of content, which I loved doing while learning.”
—Michelle Berry, Vice Principal

Kagan Win-Win Discipline Day 3
Rancho Cucamonga, CA • February 26th, 2018

“Elia was always entertaining! Win-Win Day 3 was a very informative day for me- helpful to review and refresh skills at the midpoint of the year! Thank you for another great session.”
—Allisa Miller, 1st Grade Teacher


Dr. Jackie Minor

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Mansfield, TX • February 7th, 2018

“I have been to a lot of trainings as a new teacher and this was one of the few that I thoroughly enjoyed and will use as soon as I get back. Jackie was great, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable!”
—Victoria Ellis, 2nd Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Wichita, KS • February 9th, 2018

“Jackie was positive, encouraging, and enthusiastic about the subject. Her energy energized us all. Awestruck by what I realized about my own methods and why I need to change up my classroom.”
—Mark Carlson, 6th-8th Grade Teacher


Jeff Dane

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Thinking Skills Days 1 & 2
Las Vegas, NV • February 18th, 2018

“Jeff was great and I like that he had so many walks in life to show the magic of Kagan—from his years teaching, experience with youth detention, as an administrator, as a coach, and also as a parent/poster parent. It made me really see several ways I can use Kagan.”
—Veda Scholle, Music Teacher

Transform Your High-Risk Classroom
Las Vegas, NV • February 16th, 2018

“Jeff was wonderful, he was engaging, and well versed in his profession. I hope he is able to come to our school and up lift my entire staff. Thank you for 2 great days!”
—Julia Hermann, Kindergarten Teacher


Jennifer Ingalls

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 3
Somerset, KY • August 1st, 2017

“Jen has this down pat! Her comfort and efficiency with each process makes me want to become more familiar. I love the “practice what you preach” format. By role-playing we have experience with the activities. Super job!”
—Denise Kennedy, Resources

“Jen was very prepared. The day went by quickly, there was no down time, and I was actively engaged. Great way to engage all students of various learning levels and to build positive interactions.”
—Lisa Thomas, Teacher


Kim Bone

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1, 2, & 3
Fresno, CA • March 8th, 2018

“Kim made the training interesting and fun. Every structure that she presented was clearly explained step-by-step. She gave many examples of how it could be used in our classes. I really enjoyed and learned a lot at this training. Everything that was presented will definitely be implemented in my class.”
—Hermela Moultrie, 11th Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Lakeland, FL • January 24th, 2018

“Kim is very wise + energetic with the Kagan Structures and information—very informative and professional. Excellent content, hints, and tips. I love Kagan!”
—Kristi Taylor, Pre-K-5th Grade Teacher


Kris Osthoff

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1, 2, & 3
Grand Prairie, TX • January 29th, 2018

“Ms. Kris was an excellent presenter. She was able to capture the attention of all the participants. Very active all 3 days. I loved all the areas of the workshop.”
—Stephanie Ealy, SPED Inclusion

“Very down to earth, caring, and patient. Kris made the experience very engaging and included everyone. She made the content easy to obtain and enjoyable. I felt that it was very hands-on and interactive.”
—Candace Emerson, Pre-AP/Biology Teacher


Melissa Wincel

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Tallahassee, FL • March 19th, 2018

“Melissa was phenomenal at presenting the cooperative learning structures and she displayed great knowledge of how to implement them. I loved how she added her own personal story about her son. She was very fun & engaging as well! Each structure I can implement in some way, even as an ESE teacher.”
—Gabrielle Gallon, ESE Teacher

Kagan Structures for Little Ones 4-Day Institute
Las Vegas, NV • February 16th, 2018

“Melissa was a great coach! She was accommodating and knowledgeable. The information was presented clearly and in a fun and energetic manner. I loved the engaging and interactive session. Her warm personality made the freezing cold room seem a little warmer!”
—Becky Koss, 1st Grade Teacher


Rachel Treaster

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 3 & 4
St. Louis, MO • March 15th, 2018

“I came in with some background knowledge/experience, but Rachel really cleared it up for me which will allow me to clean up structures in my classroom. Rachel was knowledgeable, relatable, and well-paced. She made working with strangers enjoyable—a very positive personality!”
—Taylor Koenig, 2nd Grade Teacher

“Rachel is fun and vibrant. She makes the workshop enjoyable and meets a learning style to maximize impact of content. She also is a great resource with questions and individual needs. Thank you for all you do!”
—Meredith Lecrone, 5th Grade Teacher


Rick DuVall

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Mesilla, NM • January 4th, 2018

“Great patience, funny, energetic! The pacing was spot on! Thank you Rick for your accessibility and sharing of knowledge and experience. This was SO HELPFUL! Thank you!”
—Ruleen White, English Teacher

Brain-Friendly Teaching Day 1
Port Richey, FL • January 15th, 2018

“Rick was great, very informed, fun, and made the day fly by. Learned lots—hope to implement structures with my groups of students. Looking forward to Day 2 of Brain-Friendly Teaching.”
—Linda Hart, ESE Support Facilitator


Rob Jutras

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Secondary Math Days 1 & 2
Las Vegas, NV • February 16th, 2018

“Rob was a good speaker, knowledgeable about both Kagan and teaching. Rob kept his audience engaged throughout, never dull!! I would love to have Kagan come to my school!”
—Kathryn Scandozza, 7th Grade Teacher

Brain-Friendly Teaching Day 1
Yuma, AZ • April 21st, 2018

“Rob was very energetic and enthusiastic. He connected very well with us and used humor to keep us engaged. He’s an A+ instructor/facilitator! I really hope Day 2 of Brain-Friendly Teaching can happen here in Yuma. I’ll be there.”
—Josh Topp, 7-8th Grade Teacher


Tom Searl

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Institute
Las Vegas, NV • February 16th, 2018

“Tom is an amazing instructor and he truly kept me engaged during the entire 4-day workshop. I appreciated hints, management tips, digital tips, real videos/pics of structures being applied/used. I would love to try and apply these structures in my classroom.”
—Maria Franklin, 4th Grade Teacher

“Tom was a HOOT! Full of personality and patience. He made sure everything was in manageable chunks before moving on. He gave so many examples and kept the energy HIGH. He was organized and thorough. As a first year teacher, I can see what I have to look forward to! Thanks Tom!”
—Nicole Del Valle, 5th Grade Teacher


Dr. Vern Minor

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Coaching 2-Day
Conway, SC • January 30th, 2018

“FANTASTIC! Personable, entertaining, and knowledgeable—Vern was very real and down to earth! Created a safe environment in just 2 days! Perfect mix of practice, implementation, and new information. I am so glad I was able to be a part of this.”
—Penny Ballew, 4th Grade Teacher

Kagan Coaching 2-Day
Las Vegas, NV • February 16th, 2018

“What an exceptional 2 days. I cannot wait to be back in the classroom on Monday to improve my ability to teach/coach. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn about effective coaching from Dr. Minor. I am walking away feeling much more confident in coaching. Vern was absolutely AMAZING! He was able to relate with our concerns. I am extremely thankful!”
—Leanna Smith, Math Teacher