November 14 2021
Because all the technology they had was not helping them. With every passing year since returning to teaching in 2007, I saw more and more students struggling to complete their schoolwork. Despite alarms in phones, and the ability to take photos of the blackboard and calendar apps and productivity apps and tablets and Apple pens -- they were getting worse at managing their time, not better. They were getting worse at taking notes despite using a laptop in class, and worse at actually remembering and being able to apply what they learned.
May 25 2020
For many college students, this is finals week and taking exams remotely and finishing papers from home during the pandemic adds a whole additional layer of stress. Students feel distracted, overwhelmed and exhausted from all the screen-based, self-directed learning.