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Improving the future by empowering teachers and schools in need with professional development proven to actively engage students, close the achievement gap, and develop positive student social skills and relations.
Kagan Structures produce revolutionary positive results. Teachers, schools, and districts now use Kagan Structures to increase academic achievement, improve ethnic relations, enhance self-esteem, create a more harmonious classroom climate, reduce discipline problems, and develop students' social skills and character virtues. to view the impressive research findings on the positive impact of Kagan Structures. How do such simple little teaching strategies have such a profoundly positive effect on so many dimensions of learning? Easy. It's all about engagement!
Surely, other classroom practices and schoolwide changes can make a positive difference for students. But nothing makes an impact as immediate, powerful, and on so many outcomes as active student engagement. When students are actively engaged on a daily basis, everything changes. Engagement is the key! Engagement is the reason why veteran teachers who turn to Kagan Structures experience their greatest success ever. Engagement is why low-performing and minority students who use Kagan Structures outperform their school and district peers who don't. Engagement is why students report they like school more, their teachers more, the academic content more, and feel better about themselves, and are less disruptive. Engagement is the reason why principals of failing schools can turn schools around, quickly. Active student engagement gets straight to the root of the problem in many classrooms.
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