Use Active Learning and Ensure Content is Covered
Try thinking about your course materials and what students could be doing before class to prepare for in-class activities.
Some examples of how you might do this:
- Pre-class reading assignments
- Watching videos ahead of time and answering questions
- Pre-class quizzes on Canvas to ensure students have read the required material
Incorporate Active Learning Into your Course
Adding a new teaching strategy to a course can be challenging, but by considering the following, you will more than likely succeed and lower your stress during the quarter.
- Choose one or two Active Learning techniques to try and adjust them to meet your course learning objectives
- How are you going to introduce the activity?
- Are there rules of conduct to encourage participation?
- What is the learning benefit?
- Do you need visual aids? Directions?
- How much time do you think your activity will need?
- How will you debrief?
- Try to tie things into the next steps of your lecture or class activity
Logistics, Logistics, Logistics
- How will you get a large class back on topic?
- Are there physical limitations to the room?
Using Technology to Facilitate Active Learning
Have you considered that there might be tools or software owned by the university or available at little to no cost, that can help you facilitate active learning? Meet with ETM Staff to talk about what you want to do in your course and we'll help you find the right tool.