AP teachers learn to teach students of varied abilities

01/24/2010 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Teachers in Florida's Pinellas district say students of all abilities are enrolling in Advanced Placement courses -- an issue they learned to address during recent training sessions. The 30 teachers who attended the workshops learned that it is possible to teach a class of students with a spectrum of abilities if they change the way they have taught AP classes. Presenters said that without watering down standards, teachers can help struggling students while challenging the brightest pupils by focusing on skills such as critical thinking and how to closely read a text.

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