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Promoting Effective Classroom Participation

This resource discusses classroom participation and strategies to make classroom participation more effective. The article addresses the need to define what we mean by “participation”, how to encourage participation, and ideas for assessing participation. Read Promoting Effective Classroom Participation

Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo

Discussion-based Teaching and Handling Controversial Topics in the Classroom

A collection of articles curated by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan on discussion-based teaching and handling controversial topics in the classroom. The articles in this collection offer tips on preparing for discussions, asking questions…

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

Ten Ways to Start a Discussion

Ten tips for starting a discussion, taken from the The Dreaded Discussion: Ten Ways to Start” by Peter Frederick, Improving College and University Teaching, Vol 29(3). View Ten Ways to Start a Discussion

Peter Frederick

Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom

This article, written by Lee Warren from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard discusses handling “hot” moments in the classroom. Warren presents a true story and then discusses how to turn these types of moments into teachable moments….

Lee Warren, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University

Research, Writing and Oral Communications: A Strategy for Creating...

PowerPoint Handout from the Workshop: A Strategy for Creating Discussion-Based Course Journal article: Creating Discussion-Based Courses

David Yamane (Department of Sociology Wake Forest)

Leading Effective Discussions

Discussed during the TLC workshop, “Designing and Planning Better Discussions,” October 31, 2012. Handout: Leading Effective Discussions

Catherine Ross (TLC) and Kristi Verbeke (TLC)