Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Summer I Decided to Drive My Students Crazy

This summer I decided to drive my students crazy and/or keep them sane by launching a silent experiment on them.

After the second week of classes I stopped posting grades on Blackboard and instead kept them privately at home on an excel spreadsheet.

Some students (just a few, but a critical mass, and you know who you are) check their grades several times a day and obsess about what they "need to make" to (fill in the blank: pass the class, get a B, get a C, etc) as thou