Small classes reduce class interactions

What will come of the students who don’t take notes in VLA

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Anahi Diaz

Little classes lead to little interaction

Alyssa Gutierrez, Staff Writer

Felicity Romo pulled out a pen and paper from her backpack so that she could take notes as her calculus teacher Jeremy Williamson reviewed the lesson on polynomial equations. Romo seemed to be the only one taking notes 

A senior, Romo sighed and mumbled she really didn’t know how to do what he asked. And with this being such a small class, she didn’t really have anyone who understood the teacher, or someone who could help explain it to her a little better.

“This lesson is by far the most frustrating,” Romo said. “I don’t understand what to do, math is so difficult.”

Williamson saw how frustrated she was and called her over to his desk to explain it to her another way.

While Williamson  helped her, the rest of the class straggled off task. Some slept while others were on their phones while the teacher talked. Others, like Romo, sat up straight in their chairs and were engaged and focused.

Williamson looked up from assisting Romo and noticed the activity.. He made a deal with the class.

“If everyone can sit up and answer three more questions correctly, there will not be a quiz this Friday.” 

Sure enough, all hands shot up eagerly to answer the questions, even Romo’s.