Never Work Harder Than Your Students.
It is always a good idea to step back and reflect on our teaching styles and curriculum. The problem is we often get into a rut and there is never that “extra” time to sit and reflect. What we need to remember is by analyzing our classes, we possibly could lessen our work load and the result would be less time.
We have had several discussions lately has a department on helping decline our freshmen failure rate. With some research, we have learned there is a giant leap in student responsibilities from 8th grade to 9th grade. After reading the chapters on principle 7, I reflected on what I was currently doing and realized I probably should do a little more discussion with my students at the beginning of the year and at semester about their responsibilities and my responsibilities for the course.