ERIC Number: ED411086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Looping Q&A: 72 Practical Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions.
Forsten, Char; Grant, Jim; Johnson, Bob; Richardson, Irv
"Looping" is a practice that allows single-grade teachers to remain with the same class for 2 or more years. Organized in a question-and-answer format, this book answers 72 questions about looping commonly asked by teachers and parents, including questions about its benefits, disadvantages, and implementation. Chapters include: (1) "What Is Looping, and What Are Its Benefits?"; (2) "What Questions Do Most Parents Ask about Looping?"; (3) "How Will Looping Affect Me as a Teacher?"; (4) "This All Sounds Too Good To Be True! Are There Downsides with Looping?"; and (5) "I Need Details--How Do I Implement Looping?" The book concludes with an appendix, "Retention--A High-Stakes Decision," and a Resource section. The Resource section contains approximately 300 references organized by subject. (LPP)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Elementary Education, Grade Repetition, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Instructional Design, Looping (Teachers), Nontraditional Education, Program Implementation, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Crystal Springs Books, P.O. Box 500, Ten Sharon Road, Peterborough, NH 03458; phone: 800-321-0401; fax: 800-337-9929 (Item No. 5206, $12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A