Can students stay in age groups even if they re working on different Ramot?
Yes in fact the self-paced nature of the Mitkadem program virtually ensures that students in any one classroom will be working on a range of different Ramot. The average student should complete three to five Ramot per school year (after Ramah 2), but some students will complete more and others will complete fewer. The classroom will be (and should be) a buzz of activity, with students involved in a variety of activities at any given time. Each will be engaged with material that is appropriate for him or her, progressing at his or her own pace. You may choose to bring the students together for an all-class activity during the last fifteen minutes or so of class time, or even for an entire session every so often, in order to maintain a sense of community in the classroom.