The relation between a teacher and each student is extraordinarily important to learning, both cognitive and emotional.
The relation between a teacher and each student is extraordinarily important to learning, both cognitive and emotional. Let’s take the cognitive arena first. In any given subject there is a range of initial capability in the class. Each student is different in their proclivities and talents, so “one size fits all education” (which common core curricular thinking leads to) leaves some students not quite getting it and others impatient to move on. A good teacher is a professional with a bag of tools, strategies to help each student to understand. Small class sizes at The Albany Academies helps this flexible approach to maximize learning.
At the same time, teachers at the Albany Academies not only know about each student and how to challenge and support them intellectually. They also know each student and their family personally and bring each girl and boy along emotionally as they traverse the formative years. Positive Education, emotional literacy, and ethical growth are all accomplished through personal attention from faculty, faculty advisors, and counselors.
At The Albany Academies anonymity is impossible. Everyone is engaged.