Am I The Only One With Students Like This?

Cool new active learning activity? Flipped classroom? Meta-cognitive exercise? I’m just trying to get my students to come to class and show some signs of life.

I recently attended a faculty development conference and felt like something wasn’t quite right. As I was sitting in a seminar watching a sharp young professor talk about the innovative teaching techniques she was using in her class — and listening to others in the audience talk about their successes with various new teaching techniques, my heart sank. It sounded to me that all of the other…