I had a student who wrote some notes on their recent exam that expressed frustration and embarrassment over some problems. I haven’t returned the exams yet (it’s a once-a-week class), but I sketched in their exam and left positive notes. I scanned the exam for this student and sent it to them, and let them know that these next chapters will be easier – no holiday getting in the middle of the class, I’m doing video lectures to help students out more, and we’ll work together to iron out tough bits.
The response I got back was “you rock”, so that was nice. 🙂
Rachel,I really appreciate this email and thank you for your positive attachment! That was nice, but I can be really self-deprecating, so that’s where that came from.I will let you know if I have any questions. I will get to my Discrete Math ASAP today; I’m such a procrastinator:(You rock.