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End-Of-Year Luncheon Celebrates the Class of 2011
By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING -- Noting that this is the ART of TEACHING's tenth year, Executive Director Judy Johnson greeted the 2011 graduating cohort of mentors and fellows, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cotsen, members of the board and guests in the Cotsen Auditorium of the Skirball Cultural Center on [...]
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Teachers Talk About Their Experiences as Cotsen Fellows
By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING -- Teachers Jennifer Moore, Mediha Din and Elizabeth Wystrach talk about what their experience as Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING fellows means to them and how it has helped to improve their teaching.
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What Teaching Excellence Looks Like: Jodi Manby Teaches Reading
By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING -- Former Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING fellow Jodi Manby teaches reading to her first grade students at Billy Mitchell Elementary School in Lawndale. Watch as she takes them ‘deep‘ into an exploration of a new book. She isn’t just teaching them to [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]