Leadership Resources

Carefully selected articles and resources for principals and SLTs

Teacher Resources

From Compartmentalization to Cooperation One District's Story

“The success of cooperative learning is evident not only in the classroom but at all levels in our organization, including faculty meetings, senior administrative meetings, parent councils, school committees and student leadership.”

Creating School Community - The Staff Spotlight

Kagan knows a thing or two about building supportive teams. To build effective learning teams, we do teambuilding. And to build a cohesive staff, we do staffbuilding. Free Resource included!

Principals and Administrators: Be What You Want to See!

“It is critical for leaders to send a consistent message to staff. What is more impactful to our teachers is not what we SAY but what we DO. Staff members pay attention to our actions.”


Kagan Connections - Teacher Appraisal Models

Dr Vern Minor explores two models as they relate to effective teaching practice – The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model and Charlotte Danielson: The Framework for Teaching.

Cooperative Learning and Gifted Students: Two Questions

Spencer Kagan discusses whether gifted students should be in separate classes and whether cooperative learning is an effective teaching strategy for these students.

Thoughts on Gifted Students and Cooperative Learning

Dr Jacqui Minor shares 9 points on gifted students: ” When a teacher uses a range of structures that include Multiple Intelligences and Thinking structures, gifted students are stretched and other students are recognized as well…”

Visible Learning Effect Sizes in Order

A handy sheet with all effect sizes in order lowest to highest. What strategies are prevalent in your school? Are they more what works, or what works best?

The Nature of Learning - OECD

How the learning sciences inform the design of 21stC learning environments – from the Innovative Learning Environments Project.

The Educultural Wheel

From “Kia Hiwa Rā!” by Angus MacFarlane, the 5 concepts from this model underpin our philosophy.

Excellence and Equity

The United States, like most countries in the world, faces two challenges with regard to academic achievementand reducing the discrepancy in educational outcomes.

Effect Size Impact of Kagan Structures

A look at the meta-analyses on cooperative learning in general, along with specific data on two Kagan Structures

Collaborative versus Cooperative Learning - Ted Panitz

“A comparison of the two concepts to help us understand the underlying nature of interactive learning”

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