Trying Out Your Own Assignments

As you look towards the new year and refine your syllabi and course assignments for the coming semester, you might consider  “Doing Your Own Assignments First” from time to time, as suggested in a recent post in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s blog “Pedagogy Unbound.”

Benefits of this practice range from identifying teachable moments in problem solving and in the development of specific skills to producing models (rough and polished) for student analysis as they embark on doing the assignment on their own.