Monday, April 28, 2014
How do you teach an upper-level class where half the class is getting high As and the other is getting mid to low Cs? It is to late to put it to use now, but it has happened to me this semester with my 300-level Latin American Civ class, and I haven't found a solution. The problem isn't their Spanish skills, just that the lower half does not seem prepared for the out of the box, I want you to think and not memorize, assignments I demand from them. The upper half are some of the most brilliant students I have had in a while. But the mix isn't working, and I don't know how to solve the dilemma. And yes, I am tired of suggesting them to make use of my office hours. The only student that took me up has seen amazing results, and not only her motivations but her grades have improved tremendously.
Posted by Spanish prof at 5:02 PM