I fear that it’s going to be a long term…
The first homework deadline for my hybrid class has come and gone. Want to know how they did? I bet you can guess…..
Out of twenty four students, I had one – ONE – who did everything I asked for and turned it in on time. ONE.
Twelve did part of the assignment, and most of those left out the one-page responses to essays I’d handed out in class. That leaves us with ten students who just didn’t bother to do any of it (or didn’t bother to send it to me).
Lest you think I’ve forgotten someone (we’re only up to 23 students here; my math skills may suck hard, but I can add…), one of my kids sent me a file that my computer doesn’t know how to translate. I emailed back and asked him to reformat it, but he’s not gotten back to me yet. I sent the untranslatable file to my husband for deciphering; I’ll have to wait until he gets to it before I know how much of the assignment that student completed.
Quite the exciting beginning, don’t you think? Right off the bat, eleven students are failing my class. I think I’m going to spend a lot of time this term reminding myself of the bit of sage wisdom left as a comment to my blog a while back by an anonymous reader: “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t hold his head under long enough to make a difference.”
Truer words were perhaps never spoken.