- The teacher gets to know students more quickly.
- There are more interactions with individual kids at the personal and academic level.
- Better relationships with students from more and higher quality individual student interactions.
- Teachers of necessity must prepare thoughtful sequences of learning well in advance to keep ahead of fast-movers. Quality of instruction naturally improves as a consequence.
- After the first year it is much easier as considerably less time is needed as planning devolves mainly to fine-tuning.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself becomes easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved. [Ralph Waldo Emerson]
- The classroom is a little more messy as many types of learning are going on simultaneously.
- The teacher is busier during the actual class period.
- Grading is mainly done in class, so teachers can have more of a life outside the school day.
- The teacher is comfortable with passing a student, knowing that they have actually learned the material.