A Teacher Writes… What I Think About the Fundamental 5

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When another teacher asked her about the Fundamental 5, Mrs. Simmons posted the following response on her blog:

I am a believer in the Fundamental 5. Our district also was stressing that we use the perceptual modes in class (hear, see, say, do) and that went hand in hand with The Fundamental 5. It (The Fundamental 5) really is done by most teachers already, the book just put it all into words and summarized what we all do in our classes. It also helps to remind us of some of the things that sometimes we do forget about as the year progresses. Now after this year, every workshop I have attended seems to come back to these ideas without actually stating them. Again, it’s just bringing to the forefront of the teacher’s that what they are already doing is good practice, just to keep it up and be more intentional about it. SC Response Spot on! Thank you, Mrs. Simmons! Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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