Classrooms

From Real to Ideal: A Classroom Transformation

AN IDEAL CLASSROOM

Imagine a classroom of 20-30 students – all with the following characteristics:

  • Good visual acuity
  • Good auditory acuity
  • Good body control and spatial awareness
  • Good attention span
  • Good visual processing – all of the processing skills for reading
  • Good auditory processing –processes extended verbal information
  • Good sensory integration – coordinates simultaneous stimuli
  • Good mental, physical, and visual stamina – alert the entire school day
  • Good social behavior – understands and follows the norms for participation
  • Good intellectual processing abilities – meets the needs of the grade level
  • Good conceptual repertoire – has the concepts expected for the grade level

Now imagine a teaching model that permits each student to progress in each portion of the curriculum at his/her own pace – a truly individualized, continuous-progress mode of instruction. Continue reading “From Real to Ideal: A Classroom Transformation”