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RE: Texas elementary teachers/remediation

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From: Kimberly Herbert (kherbert_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 15:25:35 PDT


Donald,
        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
year.
Sincerely,
Kimberly Herbert

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From: Donald Peters [mailto:softsnow@hotmail.com]
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
TAAS
tutoring. The first year they had me teaching a math concept. MATH! It
was
the blind leading the blind. They quickly figured out that didn't work.
Next
year I did a reading concept. Better, but still not great. I had no
training
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
the
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.

Hope this helps.

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