swantobe Posted July 20, 2010 Report Share Posted July 20, 2010 I have classes with a few different teachers and one of the things that I've noticed, with one of the teachers, is that I feel "over-corrected" when I leave class. By this I mean that I feel like this particular teacher "over-corrects" me and always seems to feel like she feels she needs to really explain things through. For e.g. this teacher will make a correction that she has made to me numerous times before (and this is in a syllabus class, so in a familiar exercise) and so I will correct myself and show/say I understand. But then this teacher feels like she still needs to show me what I've done wrong and how to do it correctly even though she's explained and shown me before and I can demonstrate that I can implement this correction and that I understand (she will say "yes, that's right" when I show her). I have no problem with the fact that this teacher corrects me on the same things repeatedly - I need that and it takes time to change things. But I just feel like class time is wasted and I feel, well, irritated when she doesn't seem to listen to me and feels she needs to re-demonstrate the step/correction over and over. I don't have this problem with another teacher because she will correct me (verbally) and if I can show that I understand and correct myself, she will not demonstrate and will simply move on. I don't know: is there such a thing as over-correction? A point at which correction causes more discouragement than help? Or where class time is wasted by over-explaining etc? I don't mean this in any way to be offensive to my teacher. I've just noticed this difference between my teachers' styles and I am not the only student who has felt this way with one particular teacher. I've also noticed that younger/less-experienced teachers tend to "over-correct" more than more experienced teachers. Could this be that more experienced teachers have found a balance between corrections, demonstrating corrections and moving on when it's unnecessary to demonstrate corrections? Is this all just a symptom of the fact that we have very small classes (2-4 students in a class)? Quote Link to comment
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