Unconditional Teaching

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Tag: Teacher-student communication

Downscaling course prep tasks

Tyll Zybura | 14 Oct 2019

When students don’t do my prep assignments, I teach them how to ‘downscale’ homework instead of not doing it at all. This leads to homework being done more consistently as it empowers students to consciously manage their resources and priorities.

No apologies necessary

Tyll Zybura | 14 Oct 2019 | 1 comment

In my experience as a teacher, students apologize far too much. I think that is troubling, so I try to reframe their ‘failure’ to meet some formal expectation or other as a chance to take control of their own learning.