Encouraging students to be active in class by contributing to group or class-wide discussions is likely to keep them engaged and learning. But student comfort level with participation varies, and it’s a challenge, especially as class size grows, to accurately track participation and contributions. How do you encourage and track participation in your classes?
Research has shown that when an instructor knows student names, classroom interaction is dramatically increased. Instructors who know names are seen as more approachable, and even student-to-student interaction is increased. But learning names, especially in larger classes, can be a challenge. How do you work to learn students’ names?
Do you send e-mails? Provide incentives? Give a quiz? Share the details of your system to make sure students get familiar with policies and procedures in your class. Post your best solution to receive a small gift from the CTL!