May 19, 2009, 11:31:26 AM5/19/09
to Parents for Quality Math Education
Just wanted to make one observation about the teacher from Panorama
and the 'skip counting' anecdote from last night's board meeting. She
mention that some children had the idea to memorize these skip
counting patterns without any help on her part. WHAT???? That leaves
maybe 15-20 (wish I knew the real number) kids who are just bored or
frustrated or distracted who might need a suggestion or assignment to
get them to memorize their times tables, who just got left behind.
This is so crazy. Who is telling teachers that they are only good
teachers if they manipulate children to have these ideas on their
own. What ever happened to instructors?