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Lesson Plans

Re: Gifted, Schmifted

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Ellyn Wenk (ellyn)
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 20:04:23 -0500

They serve as role models to the other kids not to mention
the divisiveness it creates:

Gifted students need to be challenged by role models of their own and to
be placed into classrooms with someone that they too can look up to! At
times they are exploited as unpaid classroom aids. They have the right
to an equal education too. Diversity is nice in a room and cluster
grouping works where the gifted students can group and ungroup during
the day for different subjects. Coming back together at some point
during the day with the entire class, but at times be with their true
intellictual peers.

you also said:
I would rather see them up the level of play in the basic class,
create more remedial classes with strong teachers and smaller class size

and ACTUALLY help the kids who need it the most!

Why do you think that because a child is smart or intelligent that they
no longer need to be taught? Children with the ability to learn are so
eager to be taught and go as fast and as far as they can. THEY need it
the most in my opinion!! Yet, the mind set is to send them to the back
of the room to read, and wait for others to catch up when they are
dying to be taught and they still need direction and motivation.

They are just children not the enemy .