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Teaching and Learning is So Complex I needed to hit Pause.

Gaetan Pappalardo Teacher, Author, Guitar––Word.

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"I just find it sad that about 40% of kids in third grade can't read at grade level. So-- it must be hard for you guys (generic usage)trying to teach writing (or anything else) when a child has problems using reading as an input mechanism. My research suggests that these kids need to be addressed in kindergarten if remediation is to be successful. I know that this sounds like kind of a downer; but, coffee is where it needs to be discussed."

This is a quote from Warren's post on my One Hot Chocolate discussion.

I thought this complex issue warranted its own discussion.

What do you think teachers? Why, why, why?

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I agree that early intervention needs to take place in Kindergarten. So it only goes to prove how important the implementation of support services are when they enter elementary school. The students come from various socio-economic backrounds and preschool experiences. Kindergarten is not mandated in NYS so due to test score excellence, kindergarten takes the cuts for support services. Help

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