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Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2016 April

Be Strictly Flexible

We all know the value of setting policies and adhering to them. Andrea Leppert suggests that we also allow some flexibility, but in a structured manner. She says, “Be strictly flexible. It’s a new combination of words, and it means to be diligent, yet understanding, of busy lives, illness, working late… basically ‘life’ that gets in the way of learning.” She allows two late assignments in her courses and recommends giving students two “late coupons” to use when they do not finish assignments on time.

This information was acquired from the article “5 Tips from a Teacher of Adult Students” by Andrea Leppert, M.A.