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6 Recommendations are tagged with "student buy-in"
How can I set clear expectations, and motivate students, so that they engage in active learning?June 20, 2017 by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder
If you teach using active learning strategies, you may find that students don't automatically engage. Students may just sit back and listen, waiting for their peers to term. Luckily, open resistance is rare. You have the power to impact how students engage with the curriculum and the content.
active learning, expectations, first day of class, productive engagement, student buy-in
How can I help students become more expert learners? Metacognitive strategies for the classroomJune 20, 2017 by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder
Students may approach coursework from a mechanistic stance: If the instructor gives me information, I will memorize it, and get a good grade. This approach to learning doesn't lend itself well to an active classroom, which requires students to wrestle with difficult ideas in order to lead to deeper conceptual learning.
active learning, metacognition, mastery, productive engagement, student buy-in
How can I create a classroom community, so that students feel encouraged to engage?June 20, 2017 by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder
It is challenging for instructors to create and maintain a classroom environment where students are comfortable engaging with each other and sharing their results with the class. This article focuses on creating a supportive and respectful classroom community that welcomes engagement, especially in a classroom using active learning.
active learning, community, productive engagement, student buy-in
How can I assess the level of student engagement in my class?June 20, 2017 by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder
Instructors who are attempting active learning are often concerned that students won't like it, or will resist. It can be hard, even in the middle of a course, to gauge how well-engaged students are. This article focuses on ways to assess student engagement, both formally and informally.
assessment, active learning, productive engagement, student buy-in
What are some strategies for the first day of class, to set the stage for student engagement?June 20, 2017 by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder
The first day is important for setting the class tone. It is especially important if you are using active engagement strategies, since students may not be expecting the energy and risk that an active classroom demands. This article focuses on activities that can be done in an active learning classroom in the first week of class, to increase student engagement throughout the semester.
first day of class, active learning, productive engagement, student buy-in
What can I do if students don’t speak up in discussions?June 20, 2017 by Stephanie Chasteen, University of Colorado Boulder
Many active learning techniques require students to discuss their ideas either in small groups or in a large class discussion, but, as you know, students don't always erupt into productive conversation. This article focuses on helping students engage productively in discussions in active learning classrooms.
active learning, discussion, productive engagement, student buy-in