Educator advocates "mining" over acceleration in gifted education

11/16/2012 | Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

Classes for students who are gifted should not be driven by accelerated learning, but rather a slower process of discovery, says Sarah Wheeler, who teaches language arts and social studies for the gifted at Randolph Middle School in Charlotte, N.C. In her middle-school classroom, she creates a "collaborative academic community" by grouping students by skill level rather than grade level and asks students to review each other's work and collaborate before going to her for the answer.

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