When is your next DEC audit? G/T is required; they are
considered a form of Special Ed. DEC looked pretty heavily at ours this
From: Donald Peters [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 6:58 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Texas elementary teachers/remediation
I teach at a minority/poverty school. We do 45 minutes every morning of
tutoring. The first year they had me teaching a math concept. MATH! It
the blind leading the blind. They quickly figured out that didn't work.
year I did a reading concept. Better, but still not great. I had no
in teaching elementary concepts. Math OR Reading.
Now, for the last 3 years I've worked with the kids who don't need the
tutoring. Sort of like a GT program, but we don't identify kids GT on my
campus (to busy trying to get kids identified so they don't have to take
TAAS). Teach whatever I want. Has been fun. This year the group was to
large, so I'll have to pitch a fit next year.
Taught everything from Medieval History to fire balloons. Did a lot of
advanced reading with them. Did a big unit on Edgar Allen Poe this year.