In Nepal, the government MINIMUM student teacher ratio is 55:1. While touring the country side I spoke with many teachers that had class sizes less than this but also a few that had many more than 55, up to a 105 students.
With few resources, how is a teacher suppose to manage the classroom behaviour of so many students and still achieve learning goals?
We get what we focus on!
With this principle in mind we moved from a list of problem behaviours to brain storm the positive alternatives they desired. For example, they listed shy students who don’t speak up as a challenge, with the desired alternative of active participation.