The concern boiled down to wanting to know the course material prior to coming to class. I like to assign reading as supplemental to the lesson in class. I have tried the flipped classroom model, but when the pre-work doesn't occur, things grind to a halt. I know this is a failure of my classroom culture and expectation setting, but I also enjoy watching the exploration and seeing the new information take root for the first time. Selfish, I know.
Still, I make readings available ahead of time, have recorded all my lectures through Christmas, and have made available a wealth of video resources for curious students. My advice was to progress at their own pace. Maybe the student just wanted to know that was ok. I invited the student to follow up in a week so that if there was more confusion, we could make other arrangements.
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