One of my biggest concerns as a mom right now is with the current problems of the public school system. I’m going to stay off my soapbox or this post would be an entire book! I will say this: I was a teacher in two different school districts and I’m a mom with 5 boys ranging from Kindergarten to a Junior in High School. There are some great teachers out there. There are some drab teachers out there. The system is definitely broken in many aspects.
One thing I saw in my own classroom when I was teaching school was smaller class sizes matter. That was a proven fact to me. It didn’t matter if all my straight arrow kids happen to be absent and I had all the “behavior challenged” kiddos left. The day was easier purely because the class size was smaller. I was more effective, less stressed and could make a better difference in the lives of my students because there was more of me (less of them) to go around. Anyone else out there with me on this???
Because I’ve seen the results of this phenomenon first hand, I’m a big believer in small class sizes. Kids are more likely to be motivated and successful and teachers definitely have the odds in their favor. In the life of a teacher, there’s nothing more frustrating that not being able to reach the one.
At Jeanne’s, we celebrate our small class sizes. We don’t have over crowded classes where the instructor doesn’t know or care who you are. Our class sizes allow teachers to build relationships with each dancer and their family so every dancer gets the most out of each class. I had fantastic teachers, like Miss Laurie, while I was a student at Jeanne’s. Miss Laurie always made me feel valuable as a class member, recognized my strengths and challenged me to try harder – to be my best. She taught me much more than pirouettes for which I am extremely grateful!
Class size matters. We keep our classes small so we can have the greatest impact on your dancer and give them not just an education but an experience that will last a lifetime!
Watch below to learn more about Jeanne’s School of Dance and how we can make a difference for the dancer in your life!
--Miss Amy :)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!