Total Participation Workshop Recap

On Friday, October 27, 2017, my colleague Mike Rifino and I led a Total Participation Workshop as part of Pedagogy Day. Twenty participants engaged in an experiment to…

National Emergency fuels a Classroom Debate: Role-play and Discussion on the Opioid Crisis

We have developed an activity that involves role-play to understand the social norms and conflicts surrounding the opioid crisis. Recently declared a “nationwide public health emergency,” the opioid crisis…

Role Play Activity

We’re thinking about the use of role play to promote critical thinking and exploration of ethical tensions between the scientists’ interests and the interests of research participants, particularly…

Using Apps in the Classroom

 Apps can be used in the classroom to create a more engaged participatory environment. Kahoot! can be accessed using the internet with both computers and smartphones. Instructors can set…

Active Learning -The Socratic Method

Thinking about different way to imply question in the classroom: Why are using questions:  to get the class interested in the topic at the beginning, to get students…

Polling as Active Learning

Techniques: Polling w/ technology – can be anonymous or not (iClickers, cellphones and laptops using PollEverywhere) Polling w/out technology (raising hands, cards of different colors, moving to different…

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