As we know, all students learn differently. As instructors, we try to incorporate as many learning activities for our classes that will span all the different learning styles because when we combine all the students, all learning styles are represented. We also know that some students prefer to do certain learning activities in their own privacy, while they find other learning activities/teaching methods are more helpful to their learning in the classroom setting with their faculty. What do we do????
As an instructor and a student I know that optional work is not something I get excited about. Well, maybe I do because I have the choice to not do it and lighten my work load. From a student perspective, optional means it will not hurt my grade if I don’t do it. I have discovered that optional opens up a world of motivation. Continue reading