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Old 11-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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I think that a lot of behavior issues could be managed more easily in smaller classes. When you have fewer students in class, you have more opportunities to interact with and get to know each individual student. We all know that students who feel like they belong are less likely to act out. If we can help them develop that sense of belonging by noticing them and paying more attention to them, the classroom management stuff will naturally follow.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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I think I recall seeing this research before. It showed that for high schools, class size didn't matter - the overall student load of each teacher did. So it didn't matter if the teacher taught 4 classes of 25 or 2 classes of 50. It did make a difference if the teacher had 150 total students or 200 total students. And I think that makes sense. At the same time, I don't like it when my lab classes go over 28, because its much more difficult to manage the lab and keep everyone safe, plus it's more difficult to set up and clean up supplies for that many.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:45 PM
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32 in K? That is criminal. Where is this allowed. We have a prettty strict limit now at about 18.
Ahahahahaha. Every class in my school is 30+, K included. We have 4-5 classes of each grade and about 1500 students all together.

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