Critical Thinking: Food for Thought
Each term I try very hard to stay connected with students with a mid and end week email. These emails vary between extra tidbits of information pertaining to the topic or clarifying assignment instructions. I usually do the assignments with students, as a way to stay up to date on the topic and make sure what they are doing is relevant and useful. I'm hoping two things happen, (1), it reminds students to do their work and (2) help students 'see' the assignment as if the instructor was doing with them. It sort of works an example and a bridge between the instructor and the student. The information changes from term to term, hopefully building a vast pool of knowledge for everyone to share.