I am really glad I am choosing this method of homework review, namely providing videos and PDF solutions on an easily accessible website. It allows me to put more of the onus on students to be more active in their learning. Here are some the advantages I am seeing:
- Students can go at their own pace through the solutions and can use videos if necessary
- Students can review as many times as they need to
- Students don’t have to work at my pace, and I don’t have to manage a classroom
- I can focus on individual students at the exact place they are stuck
- I can manage learned helplessness better by emphasizing to students the necessity of looking over my solutions before asking me for help.
For example, in the question I’ve shown above, many of my students looked at my solution key and asked me how to do #2 since I only gave them the answer. Rather than giving them the answer, I directed them to use problem #1 to guide them and THEN ask me questions if they were still stuck. This was much more effective because students found themselves self-sufficient, and the ones who were REALLY stuck were easier to diagnose. Since the rest of the class consisted of self-sufficient students going at their own pace, I could help these individuals more effectively. I definitely want to continue this way of reviewing homework