Author: Deb Avery | Published on 1 February 2024
Question: Can you teach more than one grade effectively at the same time?
Answer: Yes - teachers can use group teaching skills to teach multigrade/multilevel classes.
Multigrade/multilevel classes have two or more year groups in one classroom. This is common in many schools.
Although it can be challenging, if teachers of multigrade/multilevel classes are organised, good learning can take place. You need to:
- plan lessons and assessment in advance
- manage the classroom seating
- look for common topics and create different activities for each grade
- develop a positive classroom climate
At times, you might also teach one grade while the other grade works on independent activities.
What would you change in order to teach a multigrade/multilevel class effectively?