Visited a couple schools today and naturally spent a lot of time playing with the kids. So awesome. Then spoke to a couple of teachers and began comparing challenges in our jobs. They won hands down: our average Canadian classroom size, one teacher per 30 students. Theirs? One teacher per 300 students. I will never complain about class size again.
9/17/2017 08:40:51 pm
HI Mrs. White! We LOVED seeing this first post! We were shocked to read about the 300:1 ratio! What ages are those 300 kids? Do they have grades similar to those in Canada? Does that one teacher have, say, all junior students? We noticed no uniforms either!
9/19/2017 07:38:52 am
When I say a 1 to 300 ratio it means there is one teacher per 300 students for one grade. So it is very common to see one teacher teaching 300 grade 5 students in a class. The classes would be held outside and many of the students would simply help the others who were having troubles.
9/20/2017 10:39:43 am
Wow! Thank you for the immense amount of detailed information Mrs. White! We are shocked that at times, the 300 kids are ALL IN THE SAME GRADE!!!!
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