Strategies for Increasing Participation in Your Class
Student learning is enhanced when all students participate. However, sometimes it can be difficult to get everyone engaged or to figure out how to get the quiet students to talk, or the talkative students to pull back. This session will provide concrete examples of how to integrate diverse participation practices to increase student engagement and learning. Importantly, increasing student participation does not require that every student contribute in the same way. The goal of the TA should be to create a learning environment where all students feel they have the space to meet participation expectations while also engaging in ways that work best for their own learning. It also means TAs should be clear with students early in the semester about participation goals and opportunities. TAs can help construct different forms of participation to tap into learning preferences and increase overall student engagement. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of verbal, written, and kinesthetic modes of participation that you can leverage in a single class or throughout the semester to help increase engagement and build a rich learning community.
Please register in case circumstances necessitate moving the workshop to Zoom.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.