We have all heard the adage that children are our future, and that is honestly the truth. We want our children to have the opportunities that we never had, so we have to do whatever we can to give them the opportunities to succeed. As a teacher, it can be so hard to figure out what is going to work for your children. If you work at a private school, it may be easier to figure out how to remove boundaries for children.
Smaller Class Sizes
The first and easiest way to help children and to remove those boundaries that teachers and kids alike come up against is to make class sizes smaller. Smaller class sizes like those at private schools are far more beneficial to students and teachers alike. At private schools, the student-to-teacher ratio is about 12:1, which makes it easier for teachers to pay attention to students and to actually offer them the support that they need.
Smaller class sizes offer teachers the opportunity to give each student the attention they need to succeed and the opportunity to really learn. Though you might not realize it, children that have one-on-one attention are going to be able to better problem-solve, they are going to be able to learn better, and they are going to feel better supported in the long run.
Provide Learning Opportunities
Another necessity is to provide students with unique learning opportunities that challenge them and allow them to learn and grow. Providing students with different means of learning, different means of figuring out the world, and different means of making their own mark on the world can help students really learn. Students are going to remember the teachers that went out of the way to help them and learn from those opportunities.
Being a teacher is a true calling. It can be so difficult to really make a difference with kids in private schools. It’s important to take the time to really learn from your students, to make a difference in the lives of those you teach, and to truly do whatever you can to make a learning experience that they will never forget. Removing those barriers can change the life of a child for the better.