Well, here I sit after having given two lectures on: Nursing Process and Cardiac plus one two hour review...I have given the test to the foundations class and the spread looks good. However, I can see a few trends:
*some don't do their assignments
*some ignore when I say you must know this because...
*some don't read the chapters
*some don't bother coming to the review
*some don't get the material even when it is introduced in the chapter, stated several times in lecture and in review and EMPHASIZED
*and even if I think I have given the lecture of a lifetime, it is not effective for some
*even when I ensure my questions are at the knowledge level for the majority of test questions, some still don't get it
So, this is how I see it, I can offer my time after class which I will do...but, some just do not have it in their hearts to become nurses and it looks like I just might be weeding some out this semester. I am accustomed to teaching at a higher level but had the higher level Med-Surg instructor review my exam and she agreed that we would be in trouble if they could not do well on it. Regardless, I still feel badly for them. Any suggestions to help me to become more effective? Yes, I realize some may not pass and should not too....
Thanks for any input,