This is primarily for teachers, but if you’re a student or parent, I think you should check it out, too, and see if you’ve had similar experiences.
I recently met with a student to work on an assignment, but our plans derailed when what appeared to be a straightforward assignment turned out to be much more complicated than we anticipated.
Check out this four-minute and 38-second video to see what happened:
Students, has this happened to you? Are there often things you have to do or figure out before you can even start an assignment?
Teachers, can you see how something that sounds simple to an adult might be pretty challenging for a student? What do you think of my suggestion for calculating how much time it takes students to complete an assignment?
If anything about this video resonated with you or brought up questions, I’d love to hear about it! Hit reply and let me know.