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Why It Makes Sense To Ask (Some) Teachers To Teach (Somewhat) Larger Classes–> NO, IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!

Posted May 28 2012 6:35pm


But most parents would also rather have their kids taught by a great teacher than an average one.


I am a really great teacher until my class size hits a certain size – and what that size is, depends entirely on the students.

Example:  my worse class this year had 25 students in it, and about 20 of them needed individual attention most of the time.  In fact, most of my energy was spent keeping the students on task – and I was never completely successful.  The minute one of the students got my undivided attention the students who needed me to keep them on task were completely off task. 

I’m a really bad teacher when my class size hits over 25 no matter the dedication of the students.  I just don’t have time to do what I do best – dig kids out of their whole when they get stuck.

So no, it doesn’t make sense for me to teach more students.

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