class discussion

Encouraging Class Participation

Submitted by jfishe10 on May 28, 2014 - 10:25am

As an instructor, you will inevitably have some classes that are quieter and less willing to participate in class than others. It is important not to take this personally---a myriad of factors can effect a student's willingness to participate, from the time class is held (early morning classes are often quiet) to the subject matter (a Chemistry major may feel less talkative in an English class) to the student's personality (you may simply have a class of shy students).