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  • JoLynn Plato

    April 22, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    I am a big promoter of spiraling. In fact, on an informal level, I liken it to looping. The teacher that loops can offer continuous learning as s/he knows the students and the content that was presented to them previously. I felt solid this year looping with content, as I had been teaching 4th grade math and now teach 6th. I know what they had been presented. I also know that skipping an entire year of concepts, as is set up through the Common Core Standards (which, by the way, do not endorse spiraling), has detrimental effects on students.