Saturday, June 15, 2013


One of the common themes in the presentations at this year's conference is "flexibility."

IBL instructors need to be flexible in more than one way.  IBL instructors need to be flexible

  1. in the pacing of the course
  2. in the selection, adaptation, and ordering of the problems (sometimes in real time)
  3. 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!