On Mar 22, 2004, at 9:58 PM, Eric Hall wrote:
> That is a reasonable suggestion, but I'm not sure how realistic it is
> expect one teacher to look over 23 8th grade shoulders at once!
That's a Washington DC point of view. I've visited 8th grade
classes where there were 24 people watching over 24 people -
active learning, team work, collaboration, group projects, ...
all working to build an environment that corrects itself when
the latest interruption occurs ...
As hokey as it sounds "It takes a village" is close to the point -
except that it often leaves out the village itself - the kids in the
classroom ARE the village.
Back to my cup of coffee ...