25 students per class – benefits

1. Individual attention

Teachers can spend more time with each child  focusing on the growth and development of each child individually.

2. Individualized teaching plans

Teachers can create individualized classroom learning experiences, assessment and feedback for student improvement. Each child is different and has his own strengths and weaknesses.

3. Richer learning

Teachers can plan for a richer and more meaningful curriculum that is connected to the real world.

4. Applied learning

Have more time for experiental activities and real life application of classroom learning.

5. Better organized class

Teachers are able to better manage teaching aids, digital technology, paperwork, checking work, and are more organized with a smaller group of children. They have more time for engaging learning activities.

6. Child is not lost in the crowd

The teacher is able to ensure participation of all students in learning experiences. Unlike larger classrooms, a child is not lost in the crowd.

7. All-round development

Teachers have time to plan and develop other aspects of each child – knowledge, skills, attitudes – leading to transformation of personality.

8. Meaningful assessments

Assessments are more meaningful and are not just limited to traditional paper and pencil tests, which mostly tests recall of facts. Teachers have opportunities for far better forms of assessment which assess all aspects of a child’s growth, like thinking skills, communication skills, etc.

9. Child-centered classroom

The focus of the classroom is the child and not the teacher. Students have opportunities for being empowered for their own learning and having a sense of achievement.

10. Encourages independence as a learner

In a small classroom, the teacher can create a learning plan for each individual child, to empower him/her to be an independent learner.

11. Increased teacher feedback

In a small classroom the teacher can provide more detailed feedback to every child. This is especially important in case of students needing extra help.

12. Better class discipline

Having less number of students in a class leads to increased student-teacher interaction allowing for the students to stay on task more consistently.

13. Better student growth

The teacher can get to know the individual students better, which allows her to better identify areas where the student needs help and plan for their growth.

14. Better student participation

A small class size allows each child to participate in class activities and experience learning first-hand, resulting in better learning.

15. Better use of teaching aids

Less number of students in a class allows for better use of teaching aids, and other learning resources  by each child, leading to first-hand learning.

Class size: Is the number of children who study together in a classroom. International standards prescribe a maximum class size of 25 students in the nursery and primary classes as optimum.

Student-teacher ratio: Is the total student strength of the school divided by the total teachers in the school, including all kinds of part-time, sports and other teachers. This may not be the same as the class size.

Modern has max 25 students per class in Grades Nursery to 5th; 30 to 35 students per class in Grades 6th to 12th

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