When to move on during a unit

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by chemistrynerd, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. chemistrynerd

    chemistrynerd Rookie

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Jan 30, 2014

    I have students this year who, in chemistry, do not really do HW, never review notes, and can't remember one topic to another. We are doing chemical reactions and we aren't getting far at all because they cannot write formulas for compounds. It's getting tiring. At what point do I move on, even if the majority of the class isn't on board? I've tried everything-- they just aren't studying.
  3. 2ndTimeAround

    2ndTimeAround Phenom

    Aug 10, 2010
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    Jan 30, 2014

    It is different for some subjects than others. You can't move on because they need that skill in order to do everything else. You might have to up the game - MAKE them care about getting it right.

    If you have a school culture/administration that would support it, I would have the students come in multiple times a week to take quizzes on writing formulas. They don't get to stop until they get an 80% (or whatever).

    Good luck!

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