OR use that as an excuse to prioritize other classes over yours. That has also been my experience. I have made it a huge point of emphasis on my end to be cognizant of the amount of freedom I am giving students. I also solicit feedback from a steering committee of four-ish students; we met every two to three weeks to talk about class…I mostly listened to the voices they were representing. These meetings helped me better gauge the amount of freedom I was providing, and how it needed to vary depending on the task.
Regardless, I’m glad I stumbled upon this. Looking forward to reading more.