How Do Smaller Class Sizes Affect Student Learning?

How Do Smaller Class Sizes Affect Student Learning?

Olivia Goodrich

Many people wonder, how do smaller class sizes affect student learning? In smaller class sizes, it can be easier to ask questions, and it can be easier for teachers to answer them. Since the classes are smaller, more individual help can be provided. For example, if many students have different questions, the teacher can answer their questions faster than how it would be with many other students. Since there are fewer students, it will not be as distracting, which can help students focus on learning and improve their grades.

Many students will be more motivated to become more involved and ask more questions because they are more comfortable since there are fewer people in their class. Teachers are able to go over topics quicker and assign harder assignments because they are able to provide more individualized help. Assignments can be more hands-on and adapted to fit the class. Also less money will have to be spent on supplies.Smaller class sizes can make it easier for teachers to identify problems that students might be having with their work. Research has shown that the ideal class size is no larger than 18 students. 

Smaller class sizes have a lot of positive effects on students. I really think that more people should know about how great smaller class sizes are and how many benefits they have. I am encouraging the community to support smaller class sizes because many students will benefit from it. I think smaller class sizes are great.