far_to_go Posted December 2, 2011 Share Posted December 2, 2011 Hi all, Do you have any end-of-semester practices to make things easier and smoother for yourselves and your students? I have a few that tend to work well: - On the last day of class, as students are coming in, I play "We Are the Champions." Never fails to get people smiling; it's nice to start off the last class well. - I don't offer extra credit during the semester, but during the last week I usually offer a very small and simple extra credit assignment- something that will take students less than 20 minutes to complete, worth only a miniscule number of points, easy for me to grade, emphasizing some important take-away point from the course. The psychological effects on the students are great, because as they approach the final they want every little bit of reassurance they can get. - I always buy myself a new CD to listen to when I'm grading a huge stack of exams. Helps to keep me in a good mood :-) What are your tips and tricks for making the end of the semester more bearable? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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