Small Group Work
Nichols uses small group instruction for all core classes. Small group work essentially creates an environment where students "teach" and explain concepts to each other. This reinforces the information provided by the teacher and also provides students the opportunity to "hear" or learn the material from a peer, who may be able to explain it in a way that makes more sense to the other students. The concept of students working in groups also promotes a setting where collaboration and cooperation are valued and produce better results, teaching the students valuable life-long skills.