Students lagging behind
Some of my students are up-to-date in the course while others are lagging behind – how do I get a fruitful SI-PASS session for all?
The important thing is that all participants work with something they want to work with. Often you can simply ask the students what they want to focus on in the beginning of the session and solve it from there. If there is a big spread in opinions with respect to what you want to focus on during the session, you can either give different tasks to different groups or have small tasks from all areas covered in the course that everybody does.
Hint: Students that are up-to-date often feel it is rewarding to tackle tasks from difficult areas covered previously in the course. Students lagging behind are often glad to tackle tasks they know they will be required to do later on within the course.