Among the fellows of the Common Ground Teachers Institute are educators just beginning their careers, veterans, and mid-career teachers. Testimonials indicate how the summer Common Ground Teachers Institute reinvigorates teaching, giving educators fresh material and renewed energy for the coming school year.
One teacher calls Common Ground "a renewal of the soul," and says that "the seminar leaders are knowledgeable and inspiring...[they are] wonderful facilitators." Another credits the uniqueness of the Common Ground experience to her fellow teachers: "Smart colleagues with whom I could discuss ideas and share our best [teaching] practices. I will be back next year!" Another states that "the combination of wonderful works of literature and the life experiences [that fellows bring to the seminar]" made her Common Ground experience a success.
To read more praise for Common Ground, download a PDF of teacher testimonials from the past nine years of the program.