Over at The Chronicle of Higher Education, James Lang offers four things you can do in the first five minutes of class to get your students engaged.
- Open with a question or two
- Ask students what they learned in the last class. (Don’t tell them).
- Ask students to revisit “not just what they learned from the previous session, but what they already knew about the subject matter.”
- Have students write down their answers to points 1-3.
See how Lang unpacks these suggestions here.