CS Lewis (Was: Favourite books)

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 14 19:17:36 EST 2004


> > 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
> > environment.

I was completely traumatised by this policy when I was in grade 6. There 
was a very big, very stupid boy who bullied me, and one day I got stuck on 
a desk with him and was told to help him with his reading. It was horrific.

Robyn 


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