CS Lewis (Was: Favourite books)
irina at valdyas.org
Tue Dec 14 14:10:07 EST 2004
On Tuesday 14 December 2004 19:51, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> There's good evidence that mixing kids of mixed abilities in
> teenytiny groups, so the faster kids help along the slower kids,
> works great with the right teachers. (Hear a thing, remember for a
> day; See a thing, remember for a week; Do a thing, remember for a
> year; Teach a thing; remember for a lifetime.) But you have to
> convince the parents of the gifted kids. And you need the right
I can imagine that it would work if the groups aren't the same all the
time-- all my kids are top of their respective classes, they do make
the faster kids tutor the slower kids, and it *exhausts* them. All of
them have told me, at various times and in various ways, that they'd
like to be on the receiving side of peer tutoring for once.
As a parent of gifted kids, I won't be convinced until someone can
convince me that my kid doesn't have to do most of the work most of the
time, even if it does make them remember for a lifetime.
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