New American Academy in Brooklyn Is an Experiment in Class Size – NYTimes.com

New American Academy in Brooklyn Is an Experiment in Class Size – NYTimes.com.

Title is actually:

60 First Graders, 4 Teachers, One Loud New Way to Learn

Problem is, it doesn’t sound like anyone is learning …

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2 thoughts on “New American Academy in Brooklyn Is an Experiment in Class Size – NYTimes.com

  1. Sounds like when I got out of college back in th 70’s and all the schools were being renovated for “open” classrooms. Basically they were huge rooms with dividers between four “classes” and a teachers’ pod in the middle. Teachers collaborated and it was easy to group students for various activities. It was kind of stupid and within 5 years schools were spending more money to put the walls back up between all the classrooms. Dumb! Will they never learn to just leave well enough alone?

  2. Brandon was in a school like that in Atlanta. Bunch of pods that all opened to a central area. I remember volunteering at the computer station and listening to another teacher when I didn’t have a child to work with. She actually tried to dress me down for what she thought was eaves dropping, but my goodness, I could hear everyone.

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