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What Participants Are Saying


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

Bill Stater

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Brain-Friendly Teaching Day 1
Fairbanks, AK • November 12th, 2018

“Bill was engaging and fun. He was knowledgeable and passionate about imparting knowledge to all participants. The content was relevant and informational. I loved learning the science behind the structures and why it is beneficial for all students.”
—Ginger Egan, K-3rd Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Omaha, NE • October 27th, 2018

“Bill was great! He kept our attention and knew exactly when to give a break and when to implement an actual structure to do. A lot of material was covered, but all was very useful and interesting.”

—Benitta Evans, 3rd Grade teacher


Christi Brown

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 3 & 4
Shreveport, LA • November 12th-13th, 2018

“Christi was FABULOUS! She had such great energy & sense of humor. I appreciated her willingness to answer all questions with positivity.”
—Jennifer Powers, Librarian

“Christi was very energetic! She kept us moving at times when we needed it the most. She delivered info clearly & helped us whenever there was any confusion.”
—Suzann Becnel, SPED Teacher


Dr. Daren Harris

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Millsap, TX • October 8th, 2018

“Daren was easy going, entertaining, and a great presenter. He made sure we were comfortable during the day. He was knowledgeable and was easy to follow and understand. I see myself using the structures in my classroom.”
—Cindy Burkett, 1st Grade Teacher

Brain-Friendly Teaching Day 1
Baker, WV • October 27th, 2018

“Dr. Harris was passionate about the topic. He paced the workshop to keep it interesting and kept us motivated. User friendly and so important to put into practice for our students! I love Kagan!”
—Victoria Ford, Academic Instructional Coach


Elia Chesnoff

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Win-Win Discipline Day 1
Orlando, FL • October 26th, 2018

“How can I word this? Elia is the most energetic instructor! I love his passion and how he is always helping us be engaged. This training was AMAZING. I loved every second of it.”
—Glisairis Depena, 1st Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Buffalo, NY • October 12th, 2018

“Excellent! Elia kept the pace quick and the atmosphere upbeat and fun. This information he shared was very useful. I am now re-evaluating my courses to incorporate more structures.”
—Kirsten Eurenius, 10th-12th Grade Teacher


Dr. Jackie Minor

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Institute
Fresno, CA • June 18th-22nd, 2018

“This training has been life changing! As a new teacher, I can't wait to implement and create a cooperative learning environment for my students. Jackie was amazing! I was engaged the entire 5 days. She proved to be a wealth of knowledge on such a wide variety of topics. I loved working with her.”
—Jamie Mayer, 5th Grade Teacher

“Jackie is a wonderful trainer! She was very encouraging and helpful in everything she did. She used many structures that we were learning, which was SO beneficial.”
—Emerald Potesan, 6th Grade Teacher


Jeff Dane

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Little Elm, TX • November 8th, 2018

“Jeff was very engaging and informative. He related real life and classroom instruction to the strategies he addressed. I enjoyed seeing how to engage learners and promote social interaction.”
—Carlie Ross, 7th-8th Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Elkhart, IN • October 17th, 2018

“Jeff was very knowledgeable and engaging. His knowledge on the brain helped bring validity to all the information he shared. He made it one of the best PDs I have attended. I was able to take and use what I learned from Day 1 and plan to do the same with the Day 2 structures.”
—Amy Campbell, Literacy Coach


Jennifer Ingalls

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Newark, NJ • November 5th, 2018

“Jen was super engaging, friendly, energetic, excited to be at the training and to share knowledge. The content was very useful and I am able to apply it to my classroom right away.”
—Jen Jones, Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 4
Jackson, MI • October 15th, 2018

“Jen’s instruction is ALWAYS amazing. Thank you for the opportunities to put the structures in work during the workshop; it helps a lot. I feel as though I have a full arsenal now with all the structures we have learned!”
—Jake Howland, 7th-8th Grade Teacher


Kris Osthoff

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Elgin, IL • October 25th, 2018

“Kris was very informative regarding the Kagan material. She encourages staff to participate in activities, ask questions, and learn as much as they could about Kagan + the materials. The information was very interesting and educational.”
—Tamara Bills, Paraprofessional

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Las Cruces, NM • November 6th, 2018

“Kris was very thorough and supportive! I liked how Kris had follow-through, was organized while being flexible, and modeled the structures.”
—Alison K. Pryor, 1st Grade Teacher


Melissa Wincel

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Salt Lake City, UT • November 10th, 2018

“Melissa was an incredibly engaging authentic, fun, organized, and efficient trainer. I went through training back in the 90’s and it was nothing like this. This was extremely beneficial. I hope to do Days 2, 3, 4 & 5.”
—Christy MacLennan, 2nd Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Bronx, NY • October 12th, 2018

“As a new math teacher, I appreciated how to incorporate math differentiation with RallyCoach. Melissa, you are wonderful! Thank you for everything.”
—Kristy Neumeister, 3rd Grade Teacher


Rachel Treaster

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Tulsa, OK • October 22nd, 2018

“Rachel is so upbeat, helpful, positive, energetic, and I truly loved having her as a presenter. The information I learned is so meaningful, useful, and easy to integrate into the classroom.”
—Dani Borman, 1st Grade Teacher

Accelerated Achievement
El Paso, TX | October 24th, 2018

“High energy and a great attitude! Rachel was very knowledgeable on what she was demonstrating. She provided great tools that can definitely be implemented immediately in the classroom. The modeling in the course allowed for more ideas on how to use structures.”
—Valerie Cortez, 5th Grade Teacher


Rick DuVall

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Win-Win Discipline Days 1 & 2
Bowling Green, KY • October 23rd-24th, 2018

“True to what is happening in the classroom, structures can be used the next day at school in the classroom. Rick was encouraging, motivating, and 100% committed to teaching scholars/educators about Kagan principles. He was even willing to offer his own advice and personal experiences!”
—Kelley Price, 4th Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Orlando, FL • October 20th, 2018

“Rick’s enthusiasm was infectious. He stayed on task and explained things thoroughly. He also made the environment feel safe to express opinions.”
—Ashley Jackson, 6th-7th Grade Teacher


Rob Jutras

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Accelerating Achievement Day 1
Buffalo Grove, IL • October 25th, 2018

“Rob is engaging–easy to follow. He taught me new structures, which can be used immediately. The structures were purposeful and definitely useful. I can’t wait to use them with our students.”
—Mara Barry, Language Development Coach

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Conway, SC • October 30th, 2018

“Rob was so much fun and energetic! He knows how to perform and engage adult learners. I am leaving motivated to implement my first structure tomorrow.”
—Catherine Parrish, 5th Grade Teacher


Tom Searl

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Versailles, KY • October 1st, 2018

“Tom is great!! He kept our attention and taught us so much. The day flew by instead of dragging by. I gained so many topics for my toolbox. It was engaging, interactive, and fun!”
—Tamara Fitch, Librarian

“Tom was very engaging and great at facilitating knowledge, not just delivering info. This is GREAT information for teachers and for increasing engagement. It will be a game changer for our low performing, low engagement kids.”
—Rachel Evans, TPaCK Coach


Dr. Vern Minor

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Leander, TX • November 7th, 2018

“Vern was engaging and on time. He had everyone participating and laughing all the time. I loved all the ideas and resources, plus it was great to practice Kagan Structures with our teams.”
—Vanessa Hidalgo, Kindergarten Teacher

“Inspiring, energetic, real & knowledgeable instructor that created a lot of ‘A-ha!’ moments for me as a teacher. I wish I had this training years ago! I’m very excited to implement structures starting tomorrow.”
—Chad Helmlinger, 6th Grade Science Teacher