I talked a couple weeks ago about how I was very excited about my students' motivation for retakes. For some reason, that motivation has plummeted. I had 20 students sign up for retakes for the most recent quiz and 9/20 did not show up for their retakes. They choose the time to take it. I don't post the schedule anywhere, but I always tell students when their retake is if they ask. I'm not sure what to do next. Last year I "punished" students who did not show up for a retake and didn't allow them to retake for the next quiz. The punishment doesn't really fit with what I'm trying to do. I guess I could copy the retake schedule and post it somewhere, but I don't have time to hunt each student down and remind them of when their retake is. Any suggestions for helping this? I plan to talk to the students about it tomorrow, but I want to get my initial frustration out here.
I'll report back with what the students say.