IBL instructors need to be flexible in more than one way. IBL instructors need to be flexible
- in the pacing of the course
- in the selection, adaptation, and ordering of the problems (sometimes in real time)
- in adapting classroom tasks (presentations, groups, pairs, etc.) based on how things are going in class
Flexibility and letting go of some control can be a difficult step. It is doable, of course, and being aware that one should have some options going into class is a good practice. Have options when students get stuck or take a tangent and go with it!