Messages from the Executive Director

Judy Johnson On What Makes the ART of TEACHING Different

Judy Johnson, the executive director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, discusses the ART of TEACHING program, what makes it unique, and how fellows benefit from it.

Judy Johnson Offers Advice to New Fellows

Judy Johnson, the executive director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, offers advice to new fellows in the ART of TEACHING program, encouraging them to take advantage of the resources provided to them, to be passionate about their learning, and to be willing to take risks in the pursuit of teaching excellence.

2011 Annual Conference Opening Remarks

Judy Johnson, Executive Director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, opens the Annual Conference with remarks on the history of the ART of TEACHING and her hopes for the future.

The Quest for Teaching Excellence

By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Judy Johnson, the Executive Director of the Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching , discusses how the quest for teaching excellence begins with treating teachers with respect and providing support so that they will be motivated to do the hard work necessary to reach […]

Beyond Effectiveness: Reaching for Teaching Excellence

By Judy Johnson, Executive Director, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING Every parent and policymaker, every union-basher and union-backer, wants every kid to be taught by an effective teacher. If effective teaching is defined primarily by student achievement on standardized tests, then this goal is good, but not good enough. Current standardized tests do […]

What Will it Take for Every Child to Have an Effective Teacher?

By Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Judy Johnson, Executive Director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, presented this paper at California State Senator Carol Liu’s Roundtable about Teacher and District Effectiveness. Dr. Johnson lays out what is required to create an education system that develops and supports teaching excellence so […]