"The problem isn't split grades. The problem is grades.
Imagine for one moment the following scenario unfolding in schools: Children are screened for readiness to enter school. Some will be ready at the age of three, others perhaps not…"
"Beth, Is it possible that the issue was there all along, namely that the Grade 3's were teaching the lower grades. This presented a great experience for the lower Grade learners, but it is was an appalling situation for the students in the…"
Full disclosure - I am a musician. I am also a parent of two elementary school children in a board which has no music teachers! I'm wondering if anyone can explain to me how it is that we have a curriculum that outlines some rather specific skills and experiences that all children in Ontario are supposed to share when there are some entire boards that have no people who are qualified to teach these things. Am I mistaken? I have tried contacting my local trustee but have had no reply so far. Is…See More