Class meetings empower students. With the use of quality tools such as the plus/delta chart, class meetings help foster an environment where students and teachers are able to voice opinions and thoughts in a quiet, respectful atmosphere.
As a result, mutual respect and understanding develops. The students realize that it is their classroom as much as the teacher’s and they take ownership and pride in their role. Class meetings play a crucial role in the development of students' emotional, social, moral, and intellectual development. Class meetings promote personal growth, leadership, organizational and public-speaking skills, thinking skills and cognitive gains, problem-solving skills, and interpersonal skills -- creating a community of learners.