I’m a bit perplexed and need your help. How would you react if your students said this to you:
“I really like what you are saying about all of the Chemistry stuff, but I don’t have time to sit down and learn it. Can you talk to me later?”
“Ya’ know, this book is great but I’m swamped with practice and social time. I think I’ll read it later when things aren’t so hectic.”
“I know… I know… these problems are important but I have five other classes, so I had to prioritize and the problems… well, they aren’t the top priority right now.”
“While I understand the importance of this project and all, I just don’t have time to meet with my group members, so maybe you should give us time during the day so we can get this done.”
Any help? How do you go about working with students that raise the concerns about time whenever you try to extend their learning and growth opportunities?
Really, I’m just curious because my students are adults…