Unanswered Meeting Questions 9.11.09

In this edition of "Unanswered Meeting Questions," I have framed submissions as "Dear Abby" letters in search of advice. If you are feeling generous, respond to those in need of help. Bonus points if you keep the columnist character in your reply.

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Sharp Tongues

posted Sep 16, 2009, 12:26 PM by Westley Trevino

Dear SI,

How do I handle the open resentment my students during class (e.g. mean remarks)?

Signed,
Soft-Spoken in Seattle

Balancing Act

posted Sep 16, 2009, 12:23 PM by Westley Trevino   [ updated Sep 16, 2009, 12:26 PM ]

Dear SI,

How can I find a balance between fun activities and productive learning?

Signed,
Duplicitous in Detroit

If It Ain't Broke...

posted Sep 16, 2009, 12:22 PM by Westley Trevino

Dear SI,

If students in session prefer a particular activity and they're comfortable with it, can it be repeated each week?

Signed,
Periodic Patty

Off to a Good Start?

posted Sep 16, 2009, 12:20 PM by Westley Trevino

Dear SI,

If the professor is late for class, should the SI leader start the class off?

Signed,
Perfectly Punctual

Specificity

posted Sep 16, 2009, 12:18 PM by Westley Trevino

Dear SI,

Why do we have to write so much / be so specific on the paperwork?

Signed,
Curiously Curt

Overwhelmed

posted Sep 16, 2009, 12:15 PM by Westley Trevino

Dear SI,

What do you do when you start feeling overwhelmed with SI and your own classes?

Signed,
Lead-Pedaled Leader

Don't Know Enough

posted Sep 16, 2009, 12:05 PM by Westley Trevino   [ updated Sep 16, 2009, 12:28 PM ]

Dear SI,

If during the session you realize that your students don't know enough information for the activity—but they should know enough, what do you do?

Signed,
Pining for Prerequisites

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