A to Z Teacher Stuff ~ Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more
Go Back   A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums > TeacherChat Forums > General Education

Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2012, 08:06 PM
Caesar753's Avatar
Caesar753 Caesar753 is online now
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,687
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.
Reply With Quote

Old 11-08-2012, 08:06 PM
KateL's Avatar
KateL KateL is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 824
High school biology
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.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 09:45 PM
FourSquare's Avatar
FourSquare FourSquare is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,308
7th Grade Special Education
Originally Posted by stephenpe View Post
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.


Reply With Quote

class, size

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Mr. Rebates

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:29 AM.

Copyright © 1997-2010 A to Z Teacher Stuff, L.L.C.  All Rights Reserved.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.
Questions, comments, and suggestions: Contact Us
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.