Participant Comments

Comment 15

Comment 15

“Students are excited by things that I wouldn’t have known about without participating in this program … In fact students in all fellows’ classrooms have improved; they have gotten better instruction.” – Cotsen Fellow

Comment 14

Comment 14

“My students’ math scores have definitely shown improvement.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 13

Comment 13

“They were able to talk about and show their thinking when solving math problems. They were also able to approach problems in more than one way.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 12

Comment 12

“My students are critical thinkers and find the answers to their own questions. They are more independent learners. I often tell them that they could conduct class without me.” – Cotsen Alum

Comment 11

Comment 11

“I have seen more in depth thinking from my students because I am asking better questions and raising the standards of expectations in my classroom.” – Cotsen Fellow

Comment 10

Comment 10

“I have seen a lot of growth in my students’ writing, and they LOVE to write.” – Cotsen Fellow

Comment 9

Comment 9

“I’m excited and my kids are excited. They cheer when it is time to write!” – Cotsen Fellow

Comment 8

Comment 8

“My students reached kindergarten end of year benchmarks in November and were able to explain their thinking in ways that astounded me.” – Cotsen Fellow

Comment 7

Comment 7

“My children are totally turned onto math and are eager to problem solve. It’s no longer [work] sheets with fifty problems. My kids can have a comprehension of numbers and can explain using mathematical terminology what they are doing and why. It’s amazing to see and hear.” – Cotsen Fellow

Comment 6

Comment 6

“The ideas I have gained from school visitations have inspired me to make critical changes in my teaching instruction and teaching environment and have truly made me a better teacher.” – Cotsen Fellow