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How is Low Student-Teacher Ratio Beneficial in IBDP Curriculum?

The times have become so bad that many business giants are using education to earn a fortune. They primarily do this by hiking up the fees, and most importantly, they do not think twice before increasing the intake capacity every year. 

The saddest part follows from this point. With a higher student-teacher ratio, the teachers cannot pay attention to each child, leading to many children not understanding the basic concepts. 

Hence, it was found that by following the pattern of low student-teacher ratio followed by the Montessori curriculum, the students would benefit from the experience of teachers. 

What is a low student-teacher ratio in the IBDP curriculum?

Since there is only one teacher to go around, it becomes hectic for the teacher to focus on every child. It is common sense that the more students are packed in a class, the less attention the teacher would pay to every child. 

The teacher does not have all day to monitor the progress of students. Hence, for students’ betterment, several educational boards like the Montessori curriculum and IBDP curriculum have always enacted a low student-teacher ratio. 

Small-sized classes help teachers inspire the children the way they were meant to be. The average student-teacher ratio in such classes is 15:1. This means for every 15 students; there is a teacher present.

Keeping that in mind, today, we have drafted this article explaining in detail how a low student-teacher ratio is always beneficial for both teachers and students. 

Benefits of having a low student-teacher ratio in the Montessori curriculum

1- Classrooms are turned into a community

When students are given a chance to roam free, they forget it is a classroom and start acting in a community. They take care of each other, protect each other, and help each other.

This is a great way to set an example of how they should act like responsible adults in society. Some strangers in a classroom become best friends, and with this comes the gift of sharing ideas and perspectives. 

They form strong connections that last long, as people from different communities and cultures come together in a place. This leads to better communication, an important skill that every child must possess. 

2- Fewer students are prone to education setbacks

When teachers get a chance to interact with students, the teachers have a better shot of understanding what the student wants. This helps them solve all the student’s queries quickly and efficiently. 

Students learn at a different pace, and students who do not excel in academics mainly have difficulties in learning. In a classroom with a low student-teacher ratio, the students with learning disabilities can ask the teacher any doubts and get them cleared early on. 

They will quickly learn the concept, and their ability to retain information increases. In a classroom with a higher student-teacher ratio, students with learning disabilities do not get a chance to learn. This leads to educational setbacks. 

3- The students quickly focus on learning

In a classroom with a higher student-teacher ratio, the students will mostly waste their time, as they are aware the teacher will not be able to focus on them. This gives them time to waste their precious time in school. 

Instead of learning, they play with their friends and spend most of their time loitering around the class and causing trouble. 

But with a small classroom, the students will always be aware that the teacher would find them instantly, which leads to them being more attentive. Teachers can also cater to their needs and keep the students engaged with what they like. In other cases, teachers would also get frustrated and force them to learn something the student is not interested in. 

4- Students and teachers can share their ideas

Since fewer students will be in class, the teachers and students will all share ideas. This will increase the bonding between the student and teachers. Students will also learn more about various cultures, how their friends think and how they can execute an idea. 

Since students come from diverse backgrounds in the IBDP curriculum, it also helps them enrich their education by making connections. They also learn more about other cultures than blindly believing in some stereotypes. 

5- Students perform exceedingly well in academics

Just because of the low student-teacher ratio, the students learn more about their friends, which helps them understand which aspects their friend needs help with. They can assist them with the following without any worries. 

Once students start helping their friends, you will see a change in their behavior as parents. This behavior change will help them score well because they have decided never to leave their friends behind. This changes the entire dynamic of the classroom, as teachers also get involved with students and help them understand the concepts more clearly. 

Summary

The Global Indian International School has always maintained a low student-teacher ratio

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