I hope that in P6, sch will refocus on PSLE and cut down on the amount of project work.
Only after mid year exam then teachers will commence on psle practice papers and prelim papers.
hquek wrote:Well, putting the gifted kids together will definitely be a humbling experience for most of the class. It's really in this environment one sees who are the truly gifted and who are just ok, not too bad.
Joy of Learning 111 wrote:hquek wrote:Well, putting the gifted kids together will definitely be a humbling experience for most of the class. It's really in this environment one sees who are the truly gifted and who are just ok, not too bad.
This might cut both ways.
I have privately tutored several GEP students in English. Few of them impressed me; those who impressed me did so in respect of mathematical skills, not language ability. Of course, my sample size might be small and those students have self-selected themselves on the basis of weak English. Still, my impression is that there is a wide variability in giftedness, and that many mainstream students can hold their own against most GEP students. Perhaps some mainstream students were late bloomers and should have been picked for the GEP or some GEP students were marginal during the selection exercise.
hquek wrote:and then there are the amazing ones who cover ALL. If they only take in those that are gifted in EVERYTHING, I don't think they will need 9 centres.
hquek wrote:FYI, some mainstreamers chose to stay in mainstream despite being selected for GEP. These are definitely not latebloomers, so not all mainstreamers would have gotten that 'label' had they so wanted at the end of primary 3.
Nebbermind wrote:Does anyone have any idea what is the $$$ of resources set aside for each GEPers vs MS?? Any ballpark figures?
Nebbermind wrote:GEP teachers can't be taking much more than MS teachers...my guesstimate would still be <20% at the very most. Also, GEP donch really have to prepare teaching and assessment material coz they are controlled by GEB so why should they be paid that much more?
sleepy wrote:I doubt teachers' pay scale influenced by whether they teach gep or mainstream.
Should be paid by their rank. They are civil servants