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MULTI-AGED LEARNING

MULTI-AGED LEARNING

Educational Benefits of Multi-Age Grouping: 0mu30meza0ivk1db7h5q52tb1xl.JPG

  • Students in Multi-Age Groupings perform as well or better than those in traditional ‘grade’ groups on standardized tests.
  • Students in Multi-Age Groupings often have a more positive attitude about school than students of traditional ‘grade’ classrooms.
  • Students in Multi-Age Grouping regularly reflect on their progress, growth, and learning.
  • Increased use of flexible grouping for student learning
  • Increased communication between parents, students, and teachers
  • Increased parental involvement

Social Benefits of Multi-Age Grouping:

  • Greater sense of belonging and rapport in classroom
  • Increased cooperation among students as they foster the sense of community and sharing in the classroom
  • Decreased competition among classmates as they learn to rely on each other and assist each other
  • Less stress moving from one level to the next, as students will often have former classmates already in the next level who will assist the transition.

Multi-Age builds lasting, positive relationships between students, families, and teachers.

  • Teachers and students have time to build a solid relationship over the course of several years.
  • Students and families get to know each other well, and often families will request other siblings have the same teacher, further enriching communication and relationships
  • The teacher knows what was taught in previous years, knows what the student has mastered, and knows what skills need more work and practice.