What most middle class parents in Chicago are seeking when they have their children apply for the magnet and selective schools is classmates that are not two grade levels or more behind. If the teachers are also good, all the better. But many would choose humdrum teachers, in a grade-level or better classroom, over high octane teachers trying to teach to a large number of children with serious remediation needs in the same room as children already on grade level.Funny how parents just aren't getting with the program on differentiated instruction.
Or anything else, for that matter.
children should struggle
mixing fast and slow learners
constructivism solves classroom discipline problems
ed schools and you
palisadesk on recent graduates of ed schools