Everybody likes the idea of small classes - teachers, parents, policy makers.
But still we force students to go to big schools. We all understand the importance of small classes for teaching and learning. High quality research has demonstrated the benefits of small classes for teaching and learning, especially for students at risk. Students who spend more years in small classes demonstrate effective learning styles.
A joyful classroom atmosphere makes students apt to learn how to successfully solve problems in potentially stressful situation.
For the best academic outcomes the following aspects of the learning environment are needed; quiet, comfortable and safe learning environment, bright colors and the closeness to nature.