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Balancing the Books: Strategies for Increasing Student Accountability

The following is an excerpt from this issue of the CLEAR newsletter.  Please click the link below to read the full article.

Because teaching demands a high level of responsibility, as teachers we tend to assume responsibility more easily than we delegate it. We do our utmost to ease the burden of learning for our students. Occasionally, though, we may err too far in that direction. As the saying goes, one learns by doing, so we need to ensure that students are fully involved in all aspects of the learning process.

Two primary student responsibilities are participation in class and preparation beforehand. Clearly, we cannot do homework or volunteer for students. We can, however, make it a priority to factor in student accountability when planning activities and assignments. The suggestions offered below are geared toward helping students become better prepared and more active in class.

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