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Bravo! I've been singing this

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Bravo!
I've been singing this song for years. I'm so happy to hear someone else singing along with me.
Creativity is passion!
Get some!

Gifted Education Specialist

Tutoring struggling peers

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Are they unpaid tutors or do you pay them for the work they do for you?

Kindergarten inclusion teacher at R.L.Brown elementary in Jacksonville,Fl

I take my students to class

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I take my students to class 30 minutes early each day before school starts. They come to class at 8 instead of 830. This "tutoring "is done during this time. I make use of all of my instructional time for enrichment and scaffolding for those that need it. This extra 30 minutes of peer help enhances my low learner skills and does not hinder my high achievers learning time.

Yes, I had the same

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Yes, I had the same question...generally, I don't tend to pair high-achieving/gifted students with other students that are on the opposite end of the spectrum academically. My goal is for content to be at an appropriate level for all students. My fear with pairing the opposite levels is that the high-achieving/gifted students tend to become the tutors and do not learn anything new.

Kindergarten inclusion teacher at R.L.Brown elementary in Jacksonville,Fl

I use this as an extra

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I use this as an extra activity when they are finished with breakfast earlier. My students enjoy helping others and several want to be teachers.learning from peers is a great way to show gains. No they are not gifted children, my higher students do receive plenty of enrichment activities and work with eachother on a regular basis so they push each other to excel web more.

Gifted Education Specialist

Why?

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Why would #18, Pair your higher achievers with lower achievers, help the high achiever learn new material? Wouldn't it make more sense to pair the high achievers together since they will both be above grade level and working on similar advanced content? Or do you mean high achievers who are not also advanced and/or gifted?

Learning Specialist

The Creative Teacher..

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Creativity is natural and every human being is endowed with it. Creativity is all about the no. of options that one can create for a given situation. If all of us are creative then why is it that we do not demonstrate Creativity? This is mostly because of the various barriers that block us from being creative. If you make a conscious effort to get rid of these barriers then creativity flows out spontaneously. This is a way of realizing our potential.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjpwysvC9mA

Great ideas. I will try to

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Great ideas. I will try to incorporate some of the strategies into my third grade

Inspiring

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This is very inspiring Trisha, especially to new teachers who are still trying to find their way through! I am privelaged to be apart of your classroom community. See you soon.

Tamika Clark

Project Development Manager at iPEC Coaching

We All Want to Have Fun!

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Children learn a lot like adults do. We all want have fun and be entertained while learning. Remember when comedy defensive driving came out? If we can be engaged while learning, frustration and time are spared. No child (or adult) wants to feel like he doesn’t know anything. New concepts should be presented in different ways. As John Medina says, our brains are wired differently. We all require different connectors that fit our uniqueness and creativity is the place to go!

What makes learning fun is the teacher. You can bring out the newest, most exciting math-based game ever. If kids don’t understand the specified math concepts, they won’t get the game. Preschool children who don’t know what letters mean don’t get as much from Starfall as those children understand what the alphabet represents. Teachers make learning skills fun, and you can always tell who these teachers are because they are having fun with their kids as well. Thanks for your post!

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