The things you wish your instructor should have done in your class

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In summary, the conversation discusses the preferred teaching methods for a certain subject, specifically physics. One person wishes their instructor would focus more on the concepts rather than exercises and be more careful in solving them. Another person prefers their professors to focus on challenging problems and teach efficient problem-solving techniques rather than just theory. They also mention a current differential equations professor who uses PowerPoint for organization, but they would prefer if they did examples by hand and posted the slides for later reference.
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Do you think there was a problem with the way you were taught a certain subject? how would you have wanted it?I would have wanted my physics instructor to focus on the concepts more than the exercises and to try to make less careless mistakes in solving them.
Also is there something that your teacher did to teach the subject that you particularly liked?
 
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I actually have the opposite problem. Most of my professors only do theory.I would prefer if they would do only hard problems and teach interesting ways to look at problems in the field and tricks to efficiently solve them.I can get the derivations of the theory in the textbook.
 
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My current diff eq proffesor uses powerpoint. It does make everything organized and allows us to look back at his work (he posts them online). However, since he doesn't actually do them out by hand I find it difficult to follow some times. I wish he would do them out by hand and post the slides for later reference. Also, since he has slides he tends to go to fast for many students (myself included) to follow.
 

What are some things I wish my instructor had done in class?

1. Why didn't my instructor provide more interactive activities in class?

2. How come my instructor didn't allow for more student-led discussions?

3. Can my instructor have been more organized and consistent with their teaching methods?

4. Why didn't my instructor provide more real-world examples and applications?

5. How come my instructor didn't provide more opportunities for feedback and clarification?

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