Student Laziness or Teacher Ineffectiveness?
I thought Kairosnews readers may be interested in reading these responses to a recent writing assignment concerning student apathy. We all know the story--students show up less and less, make lower grades, expect an easy A, and it's up to us whether to lower our standards or face the hateful wave of negative student evaluations at the end of the semester. I found an online article by a chemistry professor that sums up the problem.
Are students getting lazier, or are teachers becomes less competent? Should we strive to entertain our students as well as inform them? Read these student responses and see what things look like out there. Feel free to add your .02 cents to the forum if you choose.