Hello I have recently started my job as a teacher at a University in Pakistan. So everything is a first time experience. Now a days our university is conducting mid exams. The process is we have to assign Problem based learning topics to students. And they will make a presentation on that topic before the day of exam and on exam day students will present their topic and teacher will ask questions from presentation after that a viva will be conducted by teacher from the course. The presentation should be problem based matching some real applications.
I asked them to search for problems solutions in real life. The presentation was covering hogh portion of marks. I asked them not to use applications, examples, problems that we have studied in class. I used a social network for communication announcement purpose for students.
I teach students a mathematical type subject. They submitted presentations to me with a very low level examples that are not used anywhere. That are like word problems(school level) . Three students submitted assignment few hours before due time. I checked and observed that they have done a very low level work.
I made a post on social group(non- official created for students' communication with me), mentioned that three students, that "your applications in presentation are not acceptable, check it, and said whole class to provide high level applications in their presentations" . (**Did I do something wrong here? If yes, then what is that and what are the possible consequences?) **
After submission of their presentations, before their presentation and VIVA, I checked their presentation and I was in shock, because most of the students didn't follow rules. Only a few peformed good, and again I made a post on group and said them, " will you use these type of applications(I mentioned three topics as example) in their real life etc. Do you really think it is a PBL presentation. Your presentation is not according to rules. Your presentation is not PBL. This was your exam not joke. No ones presentation is satifactory".
(Did I again do anything wrong here? If yes then what are possible consequence?)
Then I conducted their exam and asked them to justify their applications with their assigned topic. Most of them performed almost zero, came with lame excuses like "we tried but we are unable to find applications on internet". It is wrong. I provided them a book which was full of applications of their assigned topics, internet was not needed at all. Some performed very well.
After two days, I talked to my friend and told him about my post on group. He said, that I should have done that. It is wrong. He was busy at that time, I asked him that should I delete these posts now, but he couldn't reply on time so I became very tensed and upset and delete those posts. (am I again on mistake here?)
After sometime, he forbid me to delete the post. But on listening that I have deleted he said "you shouldn't have" .
Now from that time I am worried that if students do something against me, what could be their intenstions. How chairman will behave if he get to know about this. In which way students can accuse me? Please tell me where and how I am wrong here, and what are the possible things or accusations that can harm me? Can I lose my job? If the situation became worst due to my actions, how to tackle this situation
Please tell me I am worried about my job.