by Julie Dodd
In-class activities can be a great learning strategy for the college classroom, but the effectiveness of the activity is based on a number of decisions that you, as the instructor, need to make.
I thought about what makes a classroom activity work well or not work as well as it could when I observed teaching assistants nominated for the Graduate Student Teacher Awards Committee.
In a previous blog post, I’ve written about tips for having successful in-class activities — “10 strategies for active learning in college classrooms.”
Let me comment on a few of those strategies in terms of classes I’ve observed.