I have never seen students smile so much after telling them when work is due. After nearly three weeks of no due dates, I finally went back on an early campaign promise and started offering students smaller due dates through the course of the unit. While due dates will ultimately yield a whole new bag of problems, they'll certainly be more familiar to the students.
I can't help but wonder though if this is giving up too easily. Should we be able to function without due dates, or is this a solid enough solution? When I think about my own life, there is little that gets done unless it has some sort of hard ultimate date. Perhaps the game method still requ
English Teacher | Instructional Technology Specialist | 2014-15 PBS Digital Innovator | Gamification Researcher | Marathon Runner | Ph.D RMU 2015