Motivating students to actively participate in class is a challenge even for the most experienced educators. The words “excruciating,” “agonizing,” and “mentally draining” likely come to mind. A lot of students seem to assume that as long as the assigned work is completed on time, test scores are good, and attendance is satisfactory, they shouldn’t be forced to participate.
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This special report features 11 articles that highlight effective strategies and tricks for establishing the expectation of participation, facilitating meaningful discussion, using questions appropriately, and creating a supportive learning environment:
- Putting the Participation Puzzle Together
- Student Recommendations for Encouraging Participation
- To Call or Not to Call: That Continues to Be the Question
- Creating a Class Participation Rubric
- Those Students Who Participate Too Much
- Assessing Class Participation: One Useful Strategy
- Teaching How to Question: Participation Rubrics