What does research say about small group instruction?

Research Findings Small-group teaching provides an environment for teachers to provide students with ample opportunities to express what they know and receive feedback from other students and the teacher. Instructional conversations are easier to conduct and support with a small group of students (Goldenberg, 199.Small-group instruction provides opportunities for flexible and differentiated learning. With fewer students, students have more opportunities to participate. Teachers can better monitor students, thus providing better and more individualized feedback and support.

Small-group teaching can be used in all content classes and is beneficial to students at all levels.