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Topic: Articulation
Replies: 4   Last Post: Jul 25, 1995 8:12 PM

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Posted: Mar 12, 1995 11:24 AM
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Ben Preddy talked about the need for articulation (teachers meeting to
discuss what students need in order to be prepared for the next year, or
further classes). He is SO right that we need to have this happen, teachers
REALLY need to be meeting across grade levels to discuss the types
of instructional strategies, curriculum, standards, etc. that we all need
to boost the learning of our students. HOWEVER, I do not see these
discussions as being from the higher levels TO the lower levels. His
regular meetings with middle school teachers sounded like the founts of
wisdom instructing the disciples. One of the saddest things that happens
to my students is when they go to middle school and discover that their
teachers do NOT appreciate their abilities to see problems from various
perspectives and solve them in a variety of ways. They aren't asked
to justify and explain their thinking, just learn the formulas and plug
them in. I think those teachers just might have something to learn from
my thinking and experience! We need to meet together with mutual respect
and genuine concern for making things better for students. I'm happy to
say that these types of meetings are beginning to occur, although I haven't
personally been involved in any--I'm hoping they will become the norm and
not the exception because we must all work together to make things better
for our students. Cindy

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