From logistics such as handing out papers to classroom management, teaching large classes can pose unique challenges. We’ll address some of the common problems that come with large classes and offer practical solutions.
Many large classes or seminars leave students feeling anonymous, which can lead to disinterest or a lack of participation. It’s important to find ways to draw your students in, despite large numbers.
Handing out materials, tests or other papers can take up a lot of time. So can collecting homework or in class assignments.
Cheating is much easier and more common in large classes! It doesn’t have to be though:
Large classes aren’t always ideal, but they can be managed to maximise their potential. Just because a class is large doesn’t mean you can’t be engaging and deliver a great experience, you’ll just have to work a bit harder.