if i were to find out how many times teachers/instructors made instructional decisions NOT on what is best for student but what was easiest for them, would i like what i had found? me thinks not. i realize that sometimes some things are a bit too messy, but i have a feeling that once a teacher starts making decisions to take the path of least resistance it tends to get easier and easier to exclude learning experiences that are time consuming on the part of the teacher. shouldn’t we be working as hard as our students? if we want them to engage in rigorous content then aren’t we signing up for rigorous grading?
the easy way out