I say a small classroom size works for the first few years of schooling so that students will do better in class, read better and do math better. We will need to spend a whole lot of money to get down to this standard for all grade levels.
I will also say that 30 kids per class max for the teacher is fair. Any more than that and teacher performance is hampered, plus we all know that a classroom can only hold so many kids before it will become overcrowded. The more kids in the class the harder it is to calm down an unruly class which is no good either. I do though would like a cap of 20 students per writing class so better smaller discussions can take place and I do think better quality can come out. Also some colleges like to have this low of a class level for the introductory writing classes.
Lab class time in grades 9-12 will be down to 10 -15 kids per teacher. Now we will have to hire teacher assistants to do this, but doing this will not only help out the teacher when it comes out to lab work, grades will go up as well and when needed the teacher assistant can be the teacher for the day which means a better quality substitute teacher for the students at the high school level.
If the state wants to go lower than what I say should be the standard for classroom size they can 100% go ahead and go for it.
I do want to see more studies done on same sex classes, but I am for it for only certain classes if the school district wants to do it. Computer science is perfect for this because of the high amount of males that wind up taking classes in that subject. I think having a same sex classroom can help bring down barriers and have more of the opposite sex enjoy the major more. This will be only done in the high school level only where it is most important to do this.
If the classroom has out of date technology a student is going to be behind in the job market when they graduate. A business always wants to spend the least amount of money as possible on retraining a person so using out of date technology is a no-no. If businesses can keep technology up to date for the most part so should schools.
Open-air style classrooms are a disaster waiting to happen. Different classes are taught right next to each other that will do no good in having him or her concentrate on the class he or she is in. The only easy to solve this problem is to build more classrooms.
No student wants to learn would really want to teach in a structurally unsafe classroom.
For a list of state mandated classroom sizes where do I go??
If the regular teacher is out sick, at a funeral, wedding, etc... do we have to have a class size of 10-15 kids per teacher for a lab??? No. The teacher assistant will take over until the regular teach does come back which I do not think will be a long period of time. If it does become a long period of time, like maternity leave for a birth of a baby, a regular teacher must be found in order to keep lab class size small.
Would I break classroom size rules for long distance learning classrooms???
Even though I do not want the classroom rules I like to ever change for
any class I can be lenient here and let the rules slide a bit for long distance
learning classrooms. For rural areas it can be very hard to find enough good
quality teachers so sliding the rules a bit can help.
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