CURRICULUM AND TEACHING
Teacher expressed concern about teaching to lowered standards or "the lowering of the bar."
Theories behind practice:
Teachers in this situation might feel: frustrated and angry by the lack of expectations and lack of support.
Impact on others:
Use a positive approach. Lower the length (not the intellectual level) of the research paper. Lobby for administrative support. Require class completion of both quarters before receiving semester grade (consider policy changes). Celebrate the students thaility. Bring in returning student (graduate) as a guest speaker. Change credit-semester requirement. Focus on learner motivation. Alert deans to the problem--do not allow students to automatically drop the class. Consider parental support.