Kagan Structures engage every student. In the traditional classroom, the teacher is the hardest working person. Kagan thinks that's backwards. Students need to work at least as hard! The more they interact with their peers and with the curriculum, the more they'll learn. Kagan Structures require every student to participate frequently and approximately equally. Kagan Structures close the achievement gap by creating dramatic gains for struggling students. But the gains are not bought at the expense of high achievers; they too are engaged in a richer, more interactive learning environment. As brain-research is proving, meaningful engagement is just a better way to reach and teach all students.
Structures refer to the method in which the students learn. These structures include various ways to get students not only working together, but in an equitable manner, holding all students to a higher standard of learning because everyone