Combo classes = hate 'em

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  1. MathGuy82

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    Aug 26, 2017

    This is good! A lot of hard work but cool! Thank you for telling me about it. Here is the US it doesn't seem it's liked as much. The only time I've ever done combo classes is when students do their work online and we go around and mentor/answer questions as needed. I still think it would be rough!
     
  2. Always__Learning

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    Aug 26, 2017

    MathGuy,

    I don't think that teachers "like" it but we understand it is a reality and have strategies that align with our pedagogy to make it work. If we want to run courses like physics, we can't have 10 kids in the class, so splits happen. In addition, with mandatory courses if you have a cap of say 30 and you have 62 students choose advanced and 26 choose general, we only have money for 3 courses - so you run two advanced and one advanced/general courses.
     
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    I actually know a gal who is one of the co-teachers of a one-room k-8 class. She has, I think, 6 students.
     

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