The Benefits of Microschooling
on May 25, 2022
We’ve touched on the concept of microschooling in previous blog posts without delving too deeply into what makes them unique or the degree to which they can benefit students, parents and teachers.
In this article, we’re going to take a detailed look at the benefits of microschooling.
Classes are purposefully kept small
In traditional schools, it’s commonplace for classes to have between 30 and 40 students being taught simultaneously. Classes of this size are not conducive to optimized learning, and many students won’t be able to have the stimulation or excitement needed to learn effectively.
Microschool classes are kept purposefully small, which means students and teachers get to know each other on a personal level, and special attention can be given to each person in the class. If a student requires a little more attention to grasp a particular concept or subject, the teacher can easily provide this without it affecting the rest of the class.
Microschools incorporate technology from the outset
Many traditional schools suffer from not only outdated models of learning, but also outdated learning processes. Microschooling solves this issue by utilizing technology from step one of the education process.
This means that schools make use of technology to facilitate and enhance learning procedures, ensuring that students enjoy the most modern methods of learning. In practice, this means that learning can also be done online and remotely, so that students are not geographically restricted from achieving a high quality education.
Classed are personalized to the student
As we mentioned above, due to having fewer students in each class, each student receives more personalized care and individualized attention.
Since microschools also contain students of all ages, younger students will be able to benefit from the help of older students, all the while supervised by a qualified teacher.
Having older students supporting younger ones not only accelerates learning, but aids in character development through the creation of mentor-mentee relationships.
Schools are community-driven
The size of microschools means that students, teachers and parents are involved on a much more intimate level than traditional schools. Naturally, this contributes to a much greater feel of community, where all players – students, learners and parents alike – are committed to the well-being of the entire system.
Each school offers a unique philosophy and approach
Since microschools are able to completely determine how they want to approach education, each will be different in terms of their values and mission.
This multitude of choice is great for families who are looking for a school that closely aligns with the values that they would like to impart on their children.
Microschool teaching has a long-lasting impact
The effects of microschooling continue long after a student has concluded their studies, and what a student learns extends beyond mere theory. The tight-knit nature of microschool communities can imbue students with confidence, self-esteem and a sense of purpose.
It can teach them goal-setting, and set them on a worthy path in life, towards a career that matches well with their interests.
Are you thinking of starting a microschool?
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