Small class size
At ALA Signal Butte, a majority of our classes have an impressively low student-teacher ratio. Small class sizes and an inspiring and highly qualified teaching faculty ensure that students get the absolute most out of their education.
We take great pride in small class sizes as it allows the following benefits for our students.
EACH STUDENT GETS NOTICED
In a smaller class, it’s more difficult for students to hide and get left behind. Fewer students means that each one gets attention from the teacher, and they are encouraged and pushed to take part and express their opinions.
Research has shown that students in smaller classes have higher grades and retain information better.
LEARNING IS ENHANCED
Not only do students learn more in small classes, they also learn at a faster rate. This means that the class will progress through the course material more quickly.
The students learning is enhanced by increased confidence that they develop when they are free to share their opinions comfortably and ask and answer questions openly.
TEACHERS CAN TEACH
Teachers have more opportunities to observe and assess the class as a whole and the students as individuals when class size is kept small.
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS CAN WORK ONE-ON-ONE
Students and teachers are given the opportunity to focus on a more focused, one-on-one relationship , which gives them the opportunity to customize instruction and guidance.
IDEAS ARE SHARED
With fewer students in a class, there is more time for students to share their own ideas, express their opinions and describe their perspectives and where these come from.