I have one freshman class that has struggled a bit all term. They begged me last week for a complete class period where they could "casually" and "without pressure" discuss their semester-long project. They didn't want a lecture or assignment or instructions.
Their stress level was SO high. They thought working in small groups sounded good, and after some convincing, I acquiesced.
There are 38 people currently registered in my class. By an overwhelming show of hands I delayed our normal schedule to fit in this special day. I told them they could do their small groups, share in-progress projects, just talk about what they had left to do, etc.
So that day was yesterday.
38 students registered.
Counting me, how many people do you think were in that room?
c) for the love of God not less than 20!!
d) 4, it couldn't have been 4, could it?