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Active Learning

  • Students may resist at first, fearful of having to do more than just show up and take notes, but they will come around quickly.
  • There are numerous examples on the internet of activities that utilize active learning as a vehicle for student learning. Examples include: Classroom discussions, one minute papers, and classroom bingo.
  • Think-pair-share (T.P.S.) is an excellent mechanism to engage students in discussions and help them learn from each other. T.P.S. is highly adaptable. It can be used in a class of 10 or in a class of 410, and can take anywhere from 2 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the task you give the students.