We believe a team taught multi-age environment in Chelsea Public School will improve student learning, promote high expectations, provide broader curriculum opportunities, and support meaningful relationships within the school community
Benefits of a Multi-Age Setting at
Chelsea Public School
- Multi-age teaching supports students with respect to their individual needs. Students are able progress at their own individual rate, not according to a specified grade level.
- Multi-age groupings allows for more specialized learning opportunities. There are more grouping options for meeting the academic needs of students who need more support, and the students that are ready for enrichment.
- Students will have continued progress from year to year. Students benefit from the continuity of expectations and instruction, and from a powerful long term relationship between student, child and family.
- Multi-age groupings provides for a more elaborate social structure, allowing for more social groupings and social opportunities.
- More placement scenarios allow classroom dynamics to change from year to year, providing opportunities for personal growth.
- A student experiencing different roles in the classroom from year to year improves their self esteem.
- A collaborative teaching and learning environment highlights the individual strengths of both the teachers and the students.
- A multi-age approach to instruction centers on the whole child, encouraging collaboration within the learning community to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of each child.
“The less we expect kids to be the same, the more they will respect and enjoy the differences among them. When that type of atmosphere is achieved, kids are free to learn from each other, and teachers have more time to teach.”
“Two Grades are Better Than One”