Ten Easy Ways to Engage Your Students

The best studies find that engaging your students by regularly interjecting short activities into lectures doubles student learning. Come participate as the research is explained and ten of the best such activities are modeled!


Step 1. Flip your classroom

Step 2. Ask before you tell

Step 3. Use gentle cold-calling (Socratic questioning)

Step 4. Quiz daily (without grading all the quizzes)

Step 5. Work with clickers or "colored cards"

Step 6. Clear out the cobwebs

Step 7. Assign one-minute papers

Step 8. Use Write–Pair–Share

Step 9. Ask me three questions


Step 10. Learn to love them


As you participate in the workshop, decide what new steps you want to take in the classroom. Draft your steps and share them with others.


What Participants Say

“If you can attend only one workshop on teaching, make it this one.”

“Tara knows her stuff. She not only teaches you the theory and empirical research, she demonstrates each method.”

“Tara covered the gamut of pedagogical methods in just two hours and the time flew by.”

Workshop Format

This workshop is two hours long.

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