sara lehman wrote: > > Marc Whitaker wrote: > > > > Nicole Budiselich wrote: > > > > > > gino crocetti wrote: > > > I agree with what gino crocetti had to say about the more advanced > > > students helping the other children in the classroom. All of the > > > students will be able get a better understanding of the topic that is > > > being covered in the class. > > > > As a parent, I would resent my daughter taking time away from her > > studies to help those who couldn't or wouldn't keep up. Rather than > > spending half her class time assisting others, she could be progresing > > at a faster rate, and should. > > > > A true test of students' learning is to ask them to explain what they > have learned to others.
So the few who work harder and understand have to spend half or more of their day EVERY day re-teaching to others rather than progressing on thier own? Sorry, I can't but that, and I don't think many other teachers would make that choice for their own children.
Convoy education . . . we all move at the pace of the slowest. No thank you!
I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.
Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) In G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill inc., 1992.