Chapter 9Phase 4: Pruning, Reflecting, and Wrapping Up

THE CLOSING WEEKS of a course bring a mixture of feelings, ranging from concerns about getting everything done to feelings of relief, satisfaction, joy, and camaraderie. As an instructor, you want your students to be feeling confident about the new skills and knowledge they have acquired. You also want to be fair and efficient in your assessment of their learning.

In this phase of the course, your role as a coach should be front and center. This is the time that students are more in charge of their own learning and are contributing to the learning of others. Your teaching goal now is to help your students organize the course concepts and determine how they will likely use the skills and ...

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