In today's fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time to attend live classes.
Between work, family commitments, and other responsibilities, it's often a challenge to schedule fixed meeting times into our busy lives.
That's where Flex Classes come in - a way of learning that allows students to take their classes at their own pace, without the restrictions of live meetings every week.
Flex Classes are still interactive and engaging, and learners are in communication with their teacher throughout the course. However, the beauty of this learning model is that it provides flexibility for students to learn and submit assignments according to their schedules.
Let's take the example of a Flex Class that explores a novel and its film adaptation, such as the one described above. In this course, students are guided through an exploration of Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones and its movie adaptation by Hayao Miyazaki. The course covers various aspects of literary analysis such as characters, plot, story arc, genre, literary elements, cultural and social context, and paragraph writing.
What's great about this Flex Class is that learners are encouraged to interact with the material in ways that suit their learning styles. For instance, instead of writing their assignments, students can choose to express their observations and answers in different ways such as videos, art, poetry, or even claymation. The class is dysgraphia-friendly, meaning that there is no pressure to complete assignments by writing, and alternative modes of expression are welcome.
Another benefit of Flex Classes is that they are self-paced.
Students can take the time they need to absorb and understand the material without feeling rushed or pressured to keep up with the pace of live classes.
They can read the novel and watch the movie at their own convenience, and the teacher is available to answer any questions they might have.
Flex Classes also offer the opportunity for students to take small detours based on their interests or curiosity. As students post their observations and answers, discussions can evolve organically and take unexpected turns. This flexibility and adaptability make learning more personalized and meaningful for students.
Finally, Flex Classes also allow for more individual attention from the teacher.
With no fixed class meeting times, the teacher can spend more time reviewing and editing students' work, providing feedback, and offering assistance where necessary.
This individual attention can lead to a deeper understanding of the material and a more significant impact on the student's overall learning experience.
In conclusion, Flex Classes provide a fantastic alternative to traditional live classes, particularly for those who are time-poor, dysgraphia sufferers, or who want to learn at their own pace.
The benefits of flexibility, personalization, and individual attention make this model of learning a compelling option for many learners.
So why not give it a try and experience the benefits of a Flex Class for yourself?
Novel Study and Movie Comparison:
Ages 10-15, Small Size classes on Outschool with Teacher Yvonne: