What questions should Ms. Flores and Mr. Ericson ask the general and special education teachers?
Page 7: What Is Being Taught?
Listen as Margaret McLaughlin explains the importance of holding students with cognitive disabilities to the same high standards as all other students (time: 2:48).
Margaret J. McLaughlin, PhD
Professor, Department of Special Education
University of Maryland, College Park
Keep in Mind
Teachers should consider the complexity of the material they are teaching. Does it include mostly facts and concepts or principles and procedures? The kind of thinking that students are capable of is greatly affected by the kinds of information they learn. More complex information, such as principles and procedures, promotes thinking of a higher level.