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Kagan Presents Brain-Based Teaching Workshop at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS

Corbett Prep is one of eight spots on Dr. Spencer Kagan’s book tour on brain-based teaching.

Corbett Prep incorporates brain-based teaching and Kagan structures into lessons to increase student engagement.

Corbett Prep incorporates brain-based teaching and Kagan structures to increase student engagement.

April 23, 2015 (TAMPA, Fla.) – An internationally known expert in brain-friendly teaching will present a special workshop at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS in May to launch his book tour and share his latest research and advice on how to keep students engaged successfully in learning.

Dr. Spencer Kagan is hosting a one-day workshop on May 2 at Corbett Prep on how to apply brain science to maximize learning. The workshop will include information about how the brain learns and ways teachers can target brain centers for emotion, motivation, memory, attention and thinking.

Corbett Prep is one of eight sites across the country on Dr. Kagan’s “brain tour” this year. A Kagan Model School, Corbett Prep held an open house in February where teachers from other schools observed Corbett Prep teachers using various Kagan structures in class. Dr. Spencer Kagan and Laurie Kagan have developed more than 200 cooperative structures designed to engage students.

Engaging, interactive classes grab students’ attention and keep them motivated. As a result, students’ behavior improves, they learn more and they have increased retention.

The May 2 workshop is open to the public and appropriate for teachers of all grades. The registration fee includes a free copy of Dr. Kagan’s new book, Brain-Friendly Teaching: Tools, Tips & Structures. The book details six brain-based principles that will help teachers align how they teach with how students actually learn.

The event will last from 8:30 a.m. to  3:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, 12015 Orange Grove Dr., Tampa.


Founded in 1968, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS (formerly Independent Day School - Corbett Campus) is a fully accredited, nonsectarian private school located in Tampa’s Carrollwood neighborhood. The school serves over 500 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and offers the International Baccalaureate program of study for all students. Teachers are endorsed in gifted education through a master’s level grant with the University of South Florida College of Education. Corbett Prep balances a dynamic, nurturing and safe learning environment with high standards and high expectations to develop a positive approach to life and learning. Corbett Prep has become recognized as an exemplary school with over 7,000 visitors observing and learning from Corbett Prep teachers. For more information, visit or contact the Admissions Office at (813) 961-3087.