How to Hold a Better Class Discussion: Advice Guide from The Chronicle of Higher Education "Who is this guide for? Whether you are a new faculty member or a teaching veteran, if you’re looking for advice on how to hold a better class discussion, you’ll find it here in The Chronicle’s guide. You’ll learn how to structure your course and particular class sessions in ways that will get students actively participating — and will enhance their learning."
Improving Breakout Room Discussions in Online Teaching by Using Collaborative Documents explains the "how-to" of structuring and managing this approach to developing engaging and productive group discussion during synchronous online discussions. From
7 Things You Should Know About: Collaborative Editing Learn What is it? Who's doing it? How does it work? and more from EDUCAUSE.
How do you talk with your students? Tone and body language matter. They can take a dry topic and make it it more interesting, draw quiet students out, communicate enthusiasm, and develop a teacher-student connection. Watch these videos to see just what we mean.
Driving Question: In what ways was your education different from that being described by the professors in this video?
With the shift towards student-centered, or driven, learning, students must rethink and adjust their learning. Although our responsibilities as educators doesn't change, how we support that learning - or go about teaching - must be reconsidered.
Topics: Student engagement, collaborative learning, sustained motivation, teacher presence, learning community.
*This video focuses on online; however, the fundamental concepts are relevant in all settings.