- Read 3 books as well as (large) parts of other books
- Read lots of articles
- Write three papers (2 have to be precisely 6 pages and written to the exact specifications inside the professors head that aren't clear on paper but she's given us three pages of 'suggestions to 'help' us understand what she wants; and one that is a 5 page summary)
- Watch a 2 hour movie, plus a clip of another movie.
I believe strongly that every student, no matter the age -- prek-doctoral studies-- deserves:
- A relationship with their teacher/professor...at least the person knows their name and shows that they care about your learning
- A reasonable work load
- Meaningful tasks that are engaging, memorable and assist in learning important concepts
- Meaningful feedback to confirm and expand learning
I will keep plugging through and I'm sure I'll get it all done by Friday. I hope that my impression of the professor and the course changes upon officially beginning the class because I really want to learn this content and enjoy it.
Either way, I think it's important for all teachers to consider these notions on behalf of all students. Let's resolve to do everything possible to keep learning as a meaningful, enjoyable process!