Feb 12: Matthew Leingang, CIMS
Seeking Points: A Case Study
"Can I talk to you about my grade?" one of your students says as he enters
your office shortly after you've handed back an exam. You might not
describe the conversation that is likely to follow as pleasurable, yet
assessing students and talking about grades with students are important
parts of teaching. Can we change the adversarial nature of such events and
make them teachable moments?
The talk will take the form of a case study. Participants will
read a short story about a student seeking additional points on a recently graded test.
Afterwards, participants will discuss as a group the issues and problems
the story raises as well as possible solutions to these problems. Thinking
and talking about these issues will prepare you to face them when they arise
in your own teaching.