Thursday, December 03, 2009

Quality teaching is the answer, not departmentalization

A National Board Certified Teacher says that it is unclear whether departmentalization for young students -- also known as platooning -- benefits teaching and learning. In this blog post, she writes that having elementary-school teachers specialize in different subjects and moving students to their classrooms can be beneficial. However, research shows that it is the quality of the teacher that matters most. Teacher in a Strange Land


Nancy Flanagan said...

Hi Maria--and thanks for linking to my blog. I was surprised to see "platooning" presented as an exciting new strategy--when it's something that elementary teachers have been experimenting with for years. Love your blog.


john in nc said...

Maria - I love it too! Thanks for taking the time to snag that image. It will help draw teachers' attention to a site where all the bloggers are teachers! (One thing - I noticed your "feedbacks" counter doesn't seem to be working.) John Norton, TLN moderator.

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