Smaller class sizes. I can’t argue with that one.
In answer to the question Which of the following ideas do you think would do the most to improve the quality of public education in America (or the nation in which you live)?, most of you chose smaller class sizes. Of course, your choices were somewhat limited, but I would have to say that I agree this is the best option I made available to you.
Smaller class sizes would have immediate results. It gives the teacher more time to focus on fewer students, thereby providing each student more one-on-one or small-group time with the teacher. And nothing, to my mind, speeds the delivery of learning and the result of understanding better than a direct connection between teacher and student.
How many students do you have in your class? Tell us how successful you feel you are in making direct teacher-to-student connections.