The Mechanics of Class Participation

  • Points of Interest


    Lendol Calder | Jan 12, 2018

    One of the most widely used strategies to increase participation in class discussions is an activity called Think/Pair/Share. The technique is effecti...
  • Never Too Far Away


    Susan Rhoades Neel | Jan 12, 2018

    Student engagement is a particularly difficult challenge in history courses offered through Utah State University (USU)’s interactive video conferenci...
  • A Dot Matrix


    Charles S. Young | Jan 12, 2018

    Napoleon admired the dangerous chances soldiers took for bits of ribbon. I get students to take risks for dots on paper.Large survey courses are the h...
  • Are We Giving Students Something Worthwhile to Talk About?


    David A. Gerber | Jan 12, 2018

    I struggled for years to stimulate classroom discussion in undergraduate courses, and mostly was unsuccessful. I alternately blamed the students and t...

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  • Introduction

    Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt | Jan 12, 2018

    We’ve all been there. Our syllabus specifies that a percentage of the course grade will be based on ...