Educational Technology

February 26, 2014

How to Jump Start a Flagging Discussion Class

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:29 am

by Natalie Houston, Chronicle of Higher Ed

If you teach a discussion-based course, you know that sooner or later, there comes a day when you notice that your students’ once-enthusiastic participation seems to have vanished. You can’t know exactly when that day might happen (though flu season and midterms both can be influential factors) so you will have prepared your course material and in-class activities as you always do. And nothing you try to do seems to be working. So what do you do next? Here are a few strategies I think of as akin to the jumper cables in the trunk of my car.

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