I'm going to be a busy beaver this week getting ready for classes! It really does take time to prepare for classes in order to have a good flow and make the learning fun and easy to understand. My biggest challenge is taking what I do instinctively and put into coherent sentences! As a result I have become pretty good at word-smithing; finding the best word to describe what I'm doing.
In any case I hope everyone will have their homework completed by class time it makes such a difference in how well the class proceeds and understands the material and really maximizes the time allotted to tasks which is what students want, they don't want to waste precious time going over what should have been already finished. In the end time is money to get the most bang for the buck one must be diligent and make sure ALL the homework is done.
My favourite comparison is this: if I had a to make a wedding gown for a bride and her wedding was only 2 weeks away, I kept procrastinating on finishing because "I have lots of time" to the point my deadline is fast approaching and I can't finish it due to other unforeseen circumstances; how do you think this bride would feel I told her the gown would be finished in 3 weeks instead of 2? I don't think she would be happy, do you? So when I ask students to complete homework assignments by a certain date please think of me as this bride who needs her wedding gown for the wedding date not a week later :)
Having said that all students please double check your homework assignments and/or any addendums that may have been sent by email or posted on my blog to be sure everything is checked off the list.
Have a great day!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"