Day 87: Getting Ready for the End
Today is the day before final exams. I give my students self-directed time to work on the review and to ask questions. It seems that any other activity might be distracting and counter-productive, while also instilling angst and stress. I used to do review games, etc., but not enough seemed to get covered and we’d get bogged down in minutia, or narrow questions that only a few students had rather than focusing on individual needs. I also didn’t find that Review Stations worked with such a large body of content…again, focused on too many insignificant details rather than the big picture and essential long-term skills and procedures. Students shared that having time in class to work in their own way was the best use of class time.