This summer, before the school year had officially begun, many Knox County teachers were in classrooms, learning new strategies to engage their students. Central Elementary’s teachers were in that eager group who completed training in Kagan Cooperative Learning in which students learn together in teams whose skills and abilities complement each other and ensure that all students are engaged. These classrooms do not resemble traditional classrooms and students are talkative and moving…with permission! Kagan Structures engage every student. In the traditional classroom, the teacher is the hardest working person. Using Kagan, students work at least as hard! The more they interact with their peers and with the curriculum, the more they’ll learn. Kagan Structures close the In these photos, you can see Kagan strategies being used in Mrs. Danielle Matlock’s 5th grade classroom.