> > If, by "disabilities," you mean the marginal student who basically fits > > in the class academically but has ADD or slight dyslexia, then I would > > tend to say mainstream works. I don't have problems with these > > students. I find that they can be easily dealt with by eye contact, > > inclusion in the discussion and rapid questioning. (Keep up with their > > thinking speed.) Students working together is another useful technique > > since the students are all at approx. the same mental level and can > > learn together.
Try this one: Rapid questioning to keep up with their thinking speed and slow, distinct speaking to keep up with their second language problems.
> > The normal students have their own education to deal with and cannot be > > expected to teach, counsel, or confine another student.
What ever happened to the notion that chidlren were actually in school to learn something academic? Reading? Writing? Math? Not everyone plans on being a social worker.
> > By extreme, I might also include the extremely bright who should be taught separately as well. > > They have a right to an education and should not be forced to sit through a year of tedious, >>repetitious work simply because of grade level.
As the mother of four quicker-than most sons, I thank you.