Orientation on an average student
The school system denies the fact that all people have different speeds of perception and processing of information.
Each teacher orients on an abstract “average” student who is always healthy, performs tasks at a constant speed, understands and remembers 60% of the information given by the teacher and does not ask unnecessary questions.
This is not the teacher’s fault. This is the problem of organizing classes: 25-30 children are sitting in the classroom, and it is impossible to adapt to each student.
You are lucky if your child is this average student. The material will be delivered exactly at the speed your child is capable of.
Half the students in a class perform at an average level. The rest are either outperforming or under-performing. What happens to children, whose rate of perception is either lower or higher than average?
In the first case, children miss important stages in understanding the material, which leads to a lag in the subject. In the second case, children miss lessons because of insufficient load, which leads to a loss of interest in this subject.
Are there any solutions to this problem?
Of course. I see at least two of them.
The first is specialized classes, where children of about the same level are gathered.
The second is a decrease in the number of students. If the class contains not 30, but 10 students, an experienced and not indifferent teacher is quite capable of presenting the material in such a way that all students work in their rhythm and master the material to the maximum.
Of course, not every school is able to organize training in this way, and parents are constantly in search of additional developmental activities for their children.
We have successfully resolved this issue. Our classes are held in mini-groups (up to 4 kids), and each group is composed in such a way that the children are not only at the same level of development, but also perceive the material at the same speed.
In order to determine the level of the child, and their speed of perception of information, we conduct a trial lesson (free), in which both the child and his parent are present.