The Negative Effects Of Class Size And Its Effects

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Class Size and its Effects In the middle of a typical day in my English eleven class, I am stuck on some review questions about the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” that the entire class was supposed to read. Concentrating in such an obstreperous class full of loud and obnoxious kids is extremely hard, and when I say full, I mean all thirty-one seats are filled. Also due to such a large class size I can’t get my teacher’s attention to come help me work through the question. It seems that every time I raise my hand there is another kid in front of me that needs help. Being in a larger classroom setting makes me appreciate the smaller classes that I used to have ten years ago back in elementary school that gave me the personal attention I needed…show more content…
With class sizes increasing, there are several negative effects such as a decrease in the positive outcomes caused by small classroom to all students that play a key to success in their future and…show more content…
To make matters worse in larger classes, they put stress on teachers as by concocting more paperwork to do for each additional student. Requiring time to grade each paper, teachers have less time to thoroughly check assignments and tests in order to supply students with feedback to help improve their skills. Also, if a teacher is really good, then they are more likely to have even more kids introduced into their class to raise average class grades (Blatchford). This may cause teachers to stop striving to do their best so they won’t have to accept a greater workload (Blatchford). Workload for teachers is also increased when they have to make larger plans to accommodate for all the students with the limited supplies per classroom. Besides increased workload, teachers also have more difficulty managing the classroom (Blatchford). Keeping forty plus kids in line is a difficult task for any teacher, and often times most teachers cannot keep track of student behavior while trying to teach. Displaying notes or a lesson also becomes much more difficult because not all kids can see the board if a class is full (Blatchford). Another challenge is that teachers cannot always spot problem students and help them in larger classes (Blatchford). More substantial class
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