So Many Hands to Hold in the Classroom – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education

So Many Hands to Hold in the Classroom – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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2 thoughts on “So Many Hands to Hold in the Classroom – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education

  1. Thanks for posting this! I was just growing frustrated designing a rubric this morning for fear of my guidelines/parameters being too loose or too constraining. This piece reminded me to use free-writing and low-stakes writing to hopefully teach students how to “drive” rather than just be guided, without making my own grading practices and standards too vulnerable. -Cat

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  2. Dr. Hill and I have been talking about this issue quite a bit lately, and I think Jessica points out some important considerations in her FB post. I do think the stakes are higher these days, and students simply don’t want to guess what is expected. However, the ability to problem-solve and to think on one’s own should not be considered things of the past just because we’re steeped in assessment and standardization. Asking questions is one thing but the amount of hand-holding students have come to expect in college has crossed the line, I think.

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