Class Size

Not long ago I was chatting with a few early-career teachers. The conversation came around to class size. I asked them what they thought the ideal class size would be.

Each did so and with adequate clarification. Their answers varied depending on grade level with distinctions for primary, elementary and secondary levels. I listened as they explained. I spoke only after they were finished.

Do you want to know what the definitive class size is?”

Sure”, they replied.

It’s two less than you have now, and you get to pick the two.”

If you have taught, you will appreciate the accuracy of that definition.

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