Monday, February 21, 2011

This Wednesday's Chat Topic: Confronting Student Apathy

Let's face it; students are 99.99% of the time taking our classes because they have to, not because they want to. How do we deal with apathetic students who refuse to take the work we are asking them to do seriously? What happens when all the carrots fail, and we are left only with the stick of a failing grade? When do we "give up" on a student (yes, I asked a loaded question on purpose)? How do we maintain our own level of commitment when we are faced with overwhelming student apathy, disinterest, and sometimes outright contempt?

Come one, come all, on Wednesday at 9 PM EST, to Twitter for #FYCchat. Hope to see you then.

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