Rick Wormeli on redo’s and retakes

I’ve been pondering some recent parent feedback about our senior students lack of engagement with some teachers and the material they are expected to learn. I began my reflections about the students coming from the digital generation and expecting to be entertained by teachers otherwise they are bored or non engaged.

Parents are saying  if there wasn’t enough time to cover the material at school send it home so long as we know and the homework is marked or graded upon its return (thereby signifying its importance).

After watching Rick I am now wondering if we are if fact letting our kids off by a lack of accountability for their learning. His take on encouraging student to relearn the material (after a poor grade) given certain conditions of course is best summed up on his touch down comment on clip 2.

I’m interested in others opinions as he certainly serves it up to teachers who let students off the hook.