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Posted By: Stanley Pogrow on October 18, 2004
Ms. Canterbury:

I am familiar with the work of the Hannells' and am very impressed by it. They provide training with a generak system of questioning that can be applied across all content areas. i would suspect that their work is even more effective in the hands of a capable teacher such as yourself with very small classes.

Our research suggests that under most conditions the best approach is to provide both general training such as the Hannell's, and then also provide HOTS to the disadvantaged students. In your case you would then find that your disadvantaged student's thinking development would be much more accelerated which would in turn enable you to further increase the sophistication and pace of your teaching.

You can obtain more information about HOTS at: www.hots.org

Stan Pogrow
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