Here's an attempt to bring students to the center of attention during
class, instead of the teacher, so that all students are more actively
involved and remain more attentive. Algebra class begins tomorrow
here in Diego Garcia with 12 students enrolled - PERFECT! The
approach will be to have them teach themselves the Algebra problems
in a progressive manner, with instructor intervention only when the
students are off track or when a math error pops up and the students
don't catch it.
That's it! I had a grad school instructor at Texas A&M University
who had a grad school instructor who embraced that approach. He said
it was the best class he had ever taken, though he didn't use that
I'll give it a month and see how things progress. Till then...
!!! :)) !!!