In my last post about mid-terms, I mentioned that my 1101 students had given me some important ideas about how the rest of our semester should go. With that in mind, I'm going back to them again with a problem we are having in our class and hoping that in this space we can help each other out.
My students are not regularly responding to each other's blogs. I even gave class time for this on Monday and flipping through blogs last night to add my two cents, I noticed that there wasn't much responding there.
Responding to other's writing is a large part of this class and something that I really hoped the blog space would help with, but some how it's not.
Experience tells me that when my students aren't doing something that I've asked them to do, it's because they don't see the value of it, and if they don't see the value of it, it's because of something I've done or not done.
So . . . in a grand experiment, I'm using my own blog as our writing into the day and a place to practice some responding and think about the value of it.