Thoughts on Teaching Excellence

Building a Culture of Quality

Ron Berger, the Chief Program Officer for the non-profit school improvement network, Expeditionary Learning, a national network of over 160 public project-based schools in 30 states, presents the keynote address at the 8th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference, which welcomed more than 500 attendees, many of whom were educators and participants in the ART of […]

Teaching to the Common Core: 1st Grade Math

  In this video, Cotsen alumna Teri Malpass teaches a 1st Grade math class using “Math Wall” and cognitively guided instruction as students work to solve a word problem. Below you will find the Common Core State Standards addressed, as well as questions to consider while watching the video. Print in bold represents information found […]

Reflections of a Cotsen Fellow

ART of TEACHING fellow shares the benefits of having a mentor and how together they have taken his skills as a teacher to the next level.

Graduating Teachers Reflect on Their Cotsen Experience

Cotsen mentors and fellows share the highlights of their Cotsen experience in this compilation video.

Teachers Talk at the ART of TEACHING Conference

Teachers comment on the inspiring and valuable impact the 7th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference has on their craft. Nearly 500 public school teachers and administrators from districts in various parts of Northern and Southern California attended this year’s ART of TEACHING Conference, presented by Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING on September 22nd […]

Judy Johnson’s Call to Action at Annual ART of TEACHING Conference

Judy Johnson, executive director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, opens the 7th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference by welcoming the nearly 500 guests in attendance, among them new and returning mentors and fellows as well as alumni of the program. The conference took place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Long […]

The Sublime Journey of Learning

William Deverell, professor of history at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, presents the keynote speech during the 7th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference hosted by Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING on September 22, 2012 in Long Beach, CA. Speaking to the nearly 500 guests in attendance, […]

What to Look for When Observing in Classrooms

By Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING has identified the teachers in this video as outstanding educators. In this video, they talk about what elements of teaching excellence they look for when observing in classrooms.

Cotsen Mentors and Fellows Observe at Billy Mitchell Elementary

By Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING mentors and fellows observe a teacher at Billy Mitchell Elementary and share their thoughts on the process.

Heidi Gallegos Recalls Experience as Cotsen Fellow

Teacher Heidi Gallegos reflects on her experience as a Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING fellow during the foundation’s year-end luncheon at the Skirball in May of 2011.