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What Participants Are Saying

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

Bill Stater

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Jacksonville, FL • October 16th, 2017

“Bill was energetic and engaging. He explained various topics fully and has given me a lot of ideas for my classroom. The workshop content was excellent, and I learned a lot. I am excited to implement these strategies in my own room.”
—Jennifer Eaton, 6th Grade Teacher


Christi Brown

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1 & 2
Oklahoma City, OK • July 24th-25th, 2017

“Christi is AMAZING! Her knowledge and presentation of Kagan is fantastic, and I learned so much from her. Her humor and energy made the presentation fun and exciting!”
—Jovette Quinn, Pre-K Teacher


Dr. Daren Harris

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Midlothian, VA • February 13th, 2017

“I absolutely loved the activities! The interactive nature of Daren's presentation was very useful to convey content. I am very likely to use what I learned today in my classroom.”
—Chelsea Prue, 8th Grade Teacher

Career Changer
Fort Myers, FL • January 9th -10th, 2018

“As a first year teacher, I loved learning ways to manage my class and help motivate my students. All the content was applicable and easy to understand. Dr. Harris was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching the Kagan model. It was very enjoyable to learn from him.”
— Sarah Holzinger, 9th Grade Language Arts Teacher


Elia Chesnoff

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Win-Win Discipline Day 1
Southlake, TX • October 9th, 2017

“Elia was very interesting and entertaining to listen to, which is important in a workshop! He was passionate about Kagan, and it showed. Great content, it makes me want to do the other days that go with this to learn more. He'd be great to have here again!”
—Karen Morrison, 3rd Grade Teacher


Dr. Jackie Minor

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1 & 2
Cedar Hill, TX • August 15th-16th, 2017

“Jackie was very informative and supportive as the presenter. She was able to give examples for P.E. and the other specialty teachers, and we usually do not get specific training for our content area. I loved that we got to get up to move around and had breaks at appropriate time intervals. I look forward to the positive interactions in my classroom this school year and for years to come.”
—Candice Galloway, K-5th Grade P.E. Teacher

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

“Jackie was very informative and kept us moving around. There was never a dull moment, and she provided information to authentically engage students in learning. I thoroughly enjoyed the engagement exercises. I look forward to learning more…”
—Avesgus Tetterton, Middle School Principal


Jeff Dane

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 1
Cape Girardeau, MO • January 19th, 2018

“Jeff was very knowledgeable on the topic and was able to share situations where he actually used Kagan! The pace was perfect and kept us engaged!  The content was very applicable and usable in the classroom.”
—Dawn Smith, 2nd Grade Teacher

Higher-Level Thinking Skills Day 1
Cape Girardeau, MO • January 20th, 2018

“I enjoyed Jeff's presentation very much. I love the games! We were learning and have fun throughout the workshop.”
—Tabatha Johnson, Primary School Teacher


Jennifer Ingalls

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1, 2 & 3
Annandale, VA • June 20th-22nd, 2017

“I am a typical Type A teacher who wants all to thrive and excel! This helps me reach 100% of all students in each class. Jen gave me some great methods to bring inclusion to the scientific method and the engineering design method!”
—Michael Thieman, K-5th Grade Teacher

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Dickinson, ND • January 15th, 2018

“I loved learning the structures and the new games. I loved Jen's energy, knowledge, pacing, and clear instruction. The training was so well paced. Jen kept me on my toes. I want more training! This was awesome!”
—Desirae Tibor, 9th-12th Grade Teacher


Kim Bone

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 3
Monroe, OH • September 15th, 2017

“Kim was great! She was very open to questions and helping us become more aware of resources we have! The workshop was very useful and helpful. I will definitely try some new structures in the next few weeks.”
—Shannon Noteboom, Intervention Specialist


Kris Osthoff

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 3
Waianae, HI • October 6th, 2017

“Fabulous! Kris has great energy. The coaching and training was wonderful. I feel better equipped to help my students. I will be learning and adding structures to my tool book. I appreciated learning and having reinforcement with principles and cooperative learning. Mahalo nui loa! Thank you very much. I hope we have more coaching and training soon.”
—Christian Nahoopii-Hose, 7th-12th Grade Teacher


Melissa Wincel

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Montclair, CA • October 16th, 2017

“Loved the new structures Quiz-Quiz-Trade and Fan-N-Pick. Melissa was such an inspiration—she is so knowledgeable about the content and cares about teachers. LOVE IT! I am so excited to try the new structures in my class–needed the reminder about revamping the quiet signal! I would love to get day 3, 4, and 5 training of this content!”
—Natalie Cantos, 4th Grade Teacher


Rachel Treaster

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

English Language Learners 2-Day
Fresno, CA • June 19th, 2017

“Rachel was awesome! She is very energetic, and it is evident that she is an expert when it comes to teaching all of the strategies. She made the day go by so fast, and I enjoyed her humor and friendliness. I am looking forward to discussing strategies learned with our staff, and I am looking forward to attending more Kagan trainings, especially Win-Win Discipline.”
—Marylou Muñoz-Gomez, K-8th Grade Vice Principal

English Language Learners Day 1
Richardson, TX • January 29th, 2018

“The content was very useful, and I definitely will utilize the content in my classroom. Rachel was informative and resourceful. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. I absolutely loved this training. Rachel is awesome, and I know many other teachers can benefit from this training.”
—LaKeisha Jones, 7th Grade Teacher


Rick DuVall

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Day 2
Alvarado, TX • October 9th, 2017

“Rick was such a sweet, enthusiastic human being and a great presenter. There was never a moment of boredom or confusion. I feel confident going back to my classroom, including more Kagan Structures. Rick always kept us engaged. Would love to have him back!”
—Lauren Cole, Kindergarten Teacher


Rob Jutras

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1 & 2
Morris, MB, Canada • October 2nd-3rd, 2017

“Rob knew what he was talking about and he has stories about how he has used these structures to literally save lives. The content was very engaging and entertaining. The structures will be used to engage students tomorrow and in the future.”
—Mr. M, 5th-8th Grade Teacher


Tom Searl

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Structures Level III Day 4
San Jose Del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico • September 29th, 2017

“Tom fue excelente, muy claro, dinámico, y agradable! El contenido fue sustancial, claro, y novedoso! Fue un entrenamiento bastante completo, arduo pero dinámico. Aprendí mucho, my encanto. ¡Gracias!”

Translation: “Tom was excellent, very clear, dynamic, and nice! The content was substantial, clear, and novel! It was a complete training—arduous, yet dynamic. I learned a lot, I loved it! Thank you!”
—Wendy Pourgin, Secondary School Teacher

Higher-Level Thinking Skills
San Diego, CA • January 9th, 2018

“I enjoyed practicing skills presented to get a 'real' feel of each activity. Tom was engaging and very animated, which made this training enjoyable.
—Rigoberto Aguilar, 9th Grade Teacher


Dr. Vern Minor

Presenter Rating:
★★★★★

Kagan Cooperative Meetings
Conway, SC • October 4th, 2017

“Vern was lively, energetic, and very knowledgeable. He shared many new structures & some old that can be used with staff members. The content was relevant & meaningful. I was engaged throughout the whole workshop. The activities were thought-provoking ones that can be used in my school. As a parent, I am so happy my daughter finally has the Kagan Structures used in her class.”
—Shauna Yane, Secondary School Instructional Coach

Higher-Level Thinking Skills
Tampa, FL • October 21st, 2017

“Vern was upbeat, knowledgeable, professional, and really related to the needs of the people in the room. His pacing was perfect and his style is well received in terms of his overall presentation. I gained a new perspective even though this is a repeat training for me. I loved it!”
—Michelle Hill, 5th Grade Teacher