Friday Fun

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Registered: 02-21-2013
Friday Fun
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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 8:38pm

Seems like there are a lot of new posters, introductions?.....

-what does your poster name mean?

-what is your favorite room in your house?

-what is your favorite sandwich?

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:31pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Our schools have dual classrooms too, Some of those kids are above average but some of those kids are average adn below average too. Public schoolr really is about inclusion not exclusion which is why many (most?) have removed official GT programs from their curriculums.

That's really a shame. Especially since it is less about inclusion and more about caving to parents who have their panties in a bunch that their kids don't qualify for the program. Would you deny a learning disabled kid the special attention s/he needed to succeed in the name of inclusion? Of course not. So why deny gifted and talented children the extra stimulation they need to be challenged and get excited about learning? Education is not one size fits all. It is common to teach to the middle but the kids at both ends of the spectrum get hosed when accomodations aren't made for them.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:31pm
Boy, I really want to wear pink!
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:30pm
Is "inclusion vs exclusion" why so many special education programs are being cut?
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:28pm

Regina, can I wear pink on Fridays, too?

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:28pm

Regina, can I wear pink of Fridays too?

 

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:27pm

I was unaware that most public schools were doing away with gifted programs.  Do you have a source for that info?

Also, what does inclusion have to do with said programs, and where does the funding for these programs come from?

 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:24pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Our schools have dual classrooms too, Some of those kids are above average but some of those kids are average adn below average too. Public schoolr really is about inclusion not exclusion which is why many (most?) have removed official GT programs from their curriculums.

Many (most?) schools have removed GT programs from their curriculums?  What is your basis here and why do you think it's abuot inclusion and not funding?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:23pm

No idea. You'll have to ask your buddy Coconut. She's the one who informed us that her kid is in a real program. I had no idea that faux programs existed...

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:22pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
What does a "real" gifted program look like Regina?

Shouldn't that be a question for Cnut, she is the one who mentioned her child being in a "real gifted and talented program",

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:22pm

"What does a "real" gifted program look like Regina?"

Wasn't it nutty that made the "real" gifted program comments?

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