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In a message dated 8/6/00 12:44:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< My AP apologised profusely saying she felt sorry we had to sit through the
inservice when it didn't apply to us. I chuckled and said...what do you
by that......everything we do is at the Application level. She gave me a
most confused look..HUH????...
Figuring out how much warp you need for an area, measurement, ect....
I poured it on. >>
What you should have said is "You're right. We understand learning through
application. We're sorry for your loss." It is really sad how the "other"
subject areas talk all about learning through application, authentic
learning, portfolio and performance assessment, and go right on doing what
they have always done. Except apparently a little less. I think I remember
learning how to use a ruler to measure in 3rd grade. they may have taught it
in second but i missed that grade. And when you consider that there was no
art class, that means my "other" teachers have to have done it. Of course, I
am pretty old.
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