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Topic: low ability fifth graders
Replies: 3   Last Post: Apr 12, 2006 12:18 AM

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Bree Metzger

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From: Alpine Elementary
Registered: 4/11/06
Re: low ability fifth graders
Posted: Apr 12, 2006 12:18 AM
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It's teachers, not curricula that are prepared to make decisions about what is best for kids. Go back, yes, absolutely. On reason Investigations has earned a bad rap is because teachers blindly follow the guide without the content or pedagogical knowledge necessary to make informed and effective instructional decisions. If a doctor prescribed a treatment believing that it wasn't the best option for their patient, she could be sued for malpractice. If a teacher plows forward to keep up the curriculum, rather than the kids, she should be sued for as well.

Bree



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