Energize In-Class Discussions

Energize In-Class Discussions

Last week, I was commiserating with an instructor about her struggle to engage students in discussion during class.  “Sometimes it’s like talking to a brick wall,” she lamented.  Facilitating lively conversations that require students to apply, synthesize, and...
Tips for improving classroom discussions

Tips for improving classroom discussions

It’s a common scenario: an instructor asks a question in front of a classroom packed with students and…crickets. I think we’ve all had one of those classes, either as a student or an instructor. I literally heard crickets during a discussion I was leading last...
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