Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to share our work.
(Thanks to @tara_smith5 for the format idea from “Now the house is quiet, and . . .” – A great read if you haven’t seen it YET!)
The graduate class is now a semester long . . and I used to complain that:
four weeks is too short to get to know them
summers are meant to be relaxing not frenzied activity
the turn-around time for feedback made me crazy
there didn’t seem like enough time for deep learning
a four credit course in four weeks is a huge commitment for students and facilitators
I was online 24/7 in order to send announcements, respond to problems/questions, provide feedback and grade student work
The class is now a semester long . . . and I rejoice in:
getting to know the students in my class
realistic time frames for feedback
time to check for understanding before assignments are completed
time to take care of learning and thinking for the assigned tasks
being able to set a schedule with online office hours so the pace does not consume anyone’s life, whether student or teacher
The class is just one day old and. . .
all but one student has logged in
introductory forum posts are thoughtful
the wonder of learning is before us and
I believe this is going to be the BEST class ever!