Overage students in the classroom: Teachers lived experiences
Originally Published In
The Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education
Student’s overage for their grade level can bring stigmas with them to the classroom. These students can have a marked impact not only on the classroom, but also on the environment of the school, the effectiveness of the teacher, and the other at grade level students with whom they interact. This research based narrative presents teacher perspectives on the impact these overage students have in their classrooms and on the other at grade level students. Additionally, teacher perceptions of these students’ academic and social development are discussed. Suggested teacher training and professional development strategies are also offered as support tools.