The last week of a semester is a reflective time. There is a lot to do – and on a tight schedule. But because some of it can be rather unpleasant, the temptation to procrastinate and think about other things is great. And being an ending, it can be a time to think about what went right and wrong over the semester. Probably a few of you are already making new resolutions: “Next semester, I’m going to…”
In the extreme, the end of the semester can be a time consider whether all of our effort is really worth it. Have students really learned? Has our work made a difference? Has anyone noticed?
It does matter. It is worth it. Continue reading