You can’t dispel students’ misperceptions about difficult coursework if you’re unaware of what these misperceptions are.
This 20-Minute Mentor (opens in new window) discusses common mismatched definitions of rigor and strategies for bridging the divide between teacher definitions and student definitions. By leveraging these strategies, you’ll be better able to improve students’ motivation and build stronger classroom connections.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
• Explore your personal beliefs about what makes a class or program
• Understand common faculty-based vs. student-based definitions of rigor
• Apply methods for aligning students and teachers definitions
• Leverage active learning strategies that go beyond students typical study and learning strategies