In large classes with many students, teachers don’t have time to deal with every student individually in every lesson. However, some children need more attention from their teacher. Such children find it much easier to learn in a class with a small number of students. In a small class, the teacher has time to deal with every child. Learning goes a lot better for children in such classes. However, whether the class is large or small, it’s important that learning takes place in a space where children and teachers feel comfortable.
Let’s take a look at what teacher Pille did for the children in her small class.
Pille studied at university to become a teacher of children with special needs. She will start working in a school in autumn. She will become the teacher of a small class. Pille prepares carefully for her work. She draws a large alphabet, makes posters with rules of the Estonian language and other aids to make learning easier for students. All the aids must be placed in the classroom before the lessons start. However, when Pille sees her classroom for the first time, she’s very disappointed. The room doesn’t have proper lighting, windows or fresh air. In the past, cleaning tools were stored in this room.
Pille explains the needs of the students in a small class to the school principal. Together, they find a solution. Some children learn better in a class with fewer students. The classroom of students in a small class must be the same as the other classrooms in the school. Nobody wants to be in a stuffy and cramped room. How are you supposed to learn there?
The school understood the meaning of a small class and found a nice classroom for it. Every student and teacher has the right to work in a room with enough light and air, as well as enough space to study and write at a desk.