Analysis Of Kimber Hoven 's First Class Of The Day, Math Class

1314 Words Dec 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Kimber Hoven is sitting in his first class of the day, math. His class period is only an hour and twenty minutes long. The teacher starts talking and explains the assignment, taking up to 25 minutes. This leaves only an hour to complete the task, which he does not fully understand. The instructions seem unclear to him, but in order to receive help from the teacher, Kimber must first wait for ten of the other 35 students in the room to ask their questions, during which he is not doing any work for the assignment. By the time she arrives at his desk, only half the time is left before English class. The teacher has to rush away before she finishes helping, as the other kids also need some assistance, leaving him more confused than before and unable to complete the assignment. This is a problem for not just for Kimber, but for students all over the world. In a 1 hour 25 minute class with 35 students and 25 minutes of instruction time, that only allows each student to have 1.875 minutes of one-on-one help from the teacher, not enough to sufficiently explain the concepts. Think about taking a complex class and needing additional support. Class sizes are an important part of school and gives more time for teacher/student interaction and allows for more personalized instruction and guidance. Under two minutes of individual instruction time is not enough time to satisfy the needs of our learners; it is not enough time to satisfy the needs of anyone. This does not even account for…

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