Participant Comments

Comment 25

Comment 25

“Teachers are more aware of their teaching practice and of the need to focus on learning … Conversations are deeper and focus more often on pedagogy. There is a tone of professional pride that was not there before.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 24

Comment 24

“The work that the Cotsen mentor and fellows at my school have been working on has spread throughout the staff. At first it was through word of mouth and classroom visitations. But as other teachers began to see the impact it has made on the students, more and more teachers have been willing to at […]

Comment 23

Comment 23

“We have grown immensely this year within the Cotsen group and it has spread throughout my campus.” – Cotsen Principal

Comment 22

Comment 22

“Cotsen really values teachers and the profession. I’m always glad when my staff is recognized in positive ways. The action research has really pushed our programs to a new level.” – Cotsen Principal

Comment 21

Comment 21

“I can see more teachers working together to create lessons. Also, we seem to be looking at research and data to guide our instruction.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 20

Comment 20

“Collaboration has improved and I feel will continue to improve due to what both cohorts have learned and shared with our staff.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 19

Comment 19

“Over half our staff participates in a professional writing and/or reading group after school, thanks to Cotsen.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 18

Comment 18

“It is part of the culture of our school community to always be looking to learn and try new things and the collaboration that exists here is largely due to our involvement with Cotsen.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 17

Comment 17

“We have become a much more cohesive grade level team.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 16

Comment 16

“My observation is that my colleagues and I are more committed to looking at the curriculum across the grade levels and working to improve the scope and continuity of instruction.” – Cotsen Alum