Seven Easy Ways to Engage Your Students
And Hold Them Accountable Daily
How can you ensure that students read texts as well as listen to podcasts outside of class? By holding them accountable daily in class-without extra grading! Indeed, the best lecture may be a carefully chosen reading-or short recorded lecture-that’s given to students along with a “reason to read.” This allows you to shorten and tighten your lectures by letting students master the simpler points outside of class, giving you more time in class to have the students master the difficult points that require critical thinking (analyze, synthesize, evaluate and create). These changes also help students be more engaged in class. In fact, twenty years of research shows that more engaging approaches help students learn twice as much.
Come hear a brief overview of the research and seven easy ways to put it to practice in your courses:
The workshop models each of these practices and demonstrates that teaching and learning this way is fun!
Come and plan how to apply these ideas in your courses.
“I intend to introduce 3 of the 7 activities into my courses this semester and plan to use all of the strategies next semester.”
“Tara knows her stuff. She not only teaches you the theory and empirical research, she demonstrates each method.”
“Tara provides many useful tools that are easy to incorporate in many disciplines.”
“Very inspiring instructor; time flies.”
This workshop is two hours long.