"It was so effective the way that [KCTR] brought us all together at the beginning with life stories and get-to-know-you activities as we gained our new friends and co-workers."
"I really appreciated all the dedicated time we spent doing community building exercises to establish strong relationships as a cohort. With this foundation of trust we will be able to work more effectively together throughout our residency year...and beyond!"
"I found [Selection Day] to be motivating and informative."
"[Selection Day] was an awesome experience."
"I feel that I was supported throughout the whole [Selection] Day and it was a great experience."
"[Selection Day] was extremely well organized and made applicants proud to be a part of the process!"
"All of the instructors were extremely effective and I appreciated the mix of guest presenters - it was a great way of switching it up. Also, the daily energizers were key in creating stronger relationships - especially the competitive ones. It was truly a great experience! I learned a lot!"
"I came in feeling like my Residency year was going to be me standing in the back of a classroom contributing very little; I'm leaving Summer Institute knowing I'm going to have a role, equipped to contribute, and be able to make a difference from day one this fall ... Thank you for helping me become so much more than I ever imaged could happen during these past four weeks."
"Thank you for this opportunity ... Diversity and Equity [training] was very useful. It opened me up to various cultures and visions ... because of that session, I now have more lenses to view life and challenges through."
"I am so thankful, grateful, and blessed to have been able to participate in Summer Institute. I am excited and ready to be introduced to the classroom and cannot wait to exercise all that I have learned in my daily practice as a teacher ... I am more prepared than I could have ever imagined and look forward to having a "loud" voice in the quality of Kansas City Education!"
"[Our KCTR Resdient] is making great connections with students--all students."
"The only teacher that gets me is [KCTR Resident] Mr. Dove. He really understands me. No teacher understands me like Mr. Dove."