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Importance of small class sizes

May 8, 2016

Doon School, Brampton understands the importance of small class sizes.

 

The issue regarding class sizes hadn't been given careful consideration for a long while. Recent studies have however shown that the smaller the classroom, better the experience for both students and teachers alike. Class size is an imperative determinant of a variety of student results, extending from test scores to more extensive life results. Students are shown to score higher on tests, get better grades, and show enhanced participation. Research shows exciting long haul advantages of small primary class sizes. Small primary classes promote a strong foundation for a lifetime of continuous learning.

 

This extensive research review found that for students who had small class size during primary school were more inclined to take college entrance test, and the ratio of high school graduation increased by an astounding 80%. The effects on graduation rates were larger with each further year of small-class participation in primary school. These students were also more likely to take advanced course work in high school such as languages and mathematics. Both poor and affluent students were affected similarly. 

 

This happens as a result of many factors, we will talk about some of them below: With a balanced ratio of instructors to students at Doon School, each student is guaranteed to receive individual attention. Teachers are able to give students better, more-custom-made guidelines in smaller classrooms. It also helps the shy and timid students to overcome apprehension. Students are all different; some are confident whilst others are pessimistic and doubtful. With a smaller number of peers, the latter find it easier to present themselves and participate in class activities effectively.


With smaller classrooms at Doon School interactive sessions are carried out more efficiently. With fewer eyes judging them, the shy ones of the lot can still build up the courage and present or interact and not feel intimidated. They are substantially more liable to connect with the teacher as opposed to listening inactively amid class. As anyone might expect, students depict themselves as having better associations with their teachers in smaller classes and evaluate both these classes and their teachers more positively than do their associates in bigger classes. All too often, students of the withdrawn nature do not feel comfortable presenting their ideas before an audience.  Therefore, smaller the audience, the most confident and encouraged they feel.


Students also act better and give careful consideration in smaller groups, and this may account in any event at first for the gains. For instance, it's harder for a couple of troublemakers in the back of the space to disrupt the class when they can't stow away in a swarm. Since the teacher is able to assess and scrutinize each student's work individually and in a more detailed manner, assignments are completed and submitted on time. With fewer students at hand, instructors can, with a little extra effort, determine the students' weaknesses and help them cope with them.

Keeping all this mind, we at Doon School enlist a very limited number of students in one class and keep the class size as small as possible so that we can give our very best to each student because every single one of our students is equally important to us.

 

 

 

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