Most of my students are keeping up really well with the asynchronous teaching, but I have 4 students who participated the first 2 weeks but then stopped turning things in.
I sent them queries last week, no response. I sent much firmer queries today, in the vein of: ‘You are failing right now, please let me know what your plans are for either catching up or withdrawing from the course.’ And one of them wrote back immediately! And he wants to catch up! So we’re going to meet on Zoom tomorrow and see what we can do, make a plan for getting him through.
Yes, I feel a little like that parable about the lost sheep right now. It’s so nice to get one back that you thought was gone forever.
Holding out for the other 3…check your e-mail, kids.