I fell into the old Geometry Logic trap. Just because ~p --> q is true, it DOES NOT say anything about what p implies. Silly me. About a week after they all made their calendars, I checked in with about 3 or 4 of them. Sheepishly, they admitted that they were not adhering to their study calendars ... their beautiful calendars they set up.
We had a class powwow. We brainstormed. We came up with ideas. Who knows what will work.
Things I need to think about changing/adding next year: a part of the homework for the calendar that mentions what incentives they'll give themselves for studying ... maybe some strategies they need to write up for the times they DON'T feel like studying ... other?
I checked around with other AP teachers. Yup, their students (we all share) basically admitted to not doing extra studying outside of class ... much.
Well, I've instituted some other motivations. Don't know what will work, so I'll do multiple ones of them. Here's one I thought of today after seeing something similar on Pinterest.
Today, I had them start a foldable that is due next class. I prepped for the insides by listing various things they need to memorize:
Then I made one myself (sort of) and made a flipped video for them to watch to see what goes on the inside. Here are the flaps:
Here's a wee look on the inside. I didn't just want formulas, I wanted examples:
I'm SURE this will be the ticket. Girls LOVE pretty colorful things, right? They won't be able to tear their eyes away from it. They'll study daily.