Testing is a source of major anxiety for most students, and adult learners are no exception. To help ease the tension a bit, I’ve gotten into the habit of throwing atypical questions into my quizzes. Of course, the vast majority of questions are geared towards applying the content. But I also include questions like, “What did you think of this quiz?”
Are you a stickler for discipline? Do restless students and side conversations drive you insane? Here’s my take: You could either swim against the tide, or swim with it. Young adults are fidgety, inattentive, and completely addicted to their cell phones. Granted, you have very, very, very important stuff to tell them. They must know this stuff. They must hear what you have to say. It’s vitally important. Right? I get it.