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From the forums: How to keep your students involved

This tip from the TrainingRepublic forum provides a great way to keep all of your students on their toes.


Recently, TechRepublic member Savvy posted a question worth 150 TechPoints in the TrainingRepublic forums . In the answer by fellow trainer Hogan, there’s a great tip for making sure all of your students stay involved in classroom activities. Here’s the scoop.

Let’s let someone else answer that one
Here’s the question TechRepublic member Savvy posted: “How do you get your students to stay awake when you teach weeklong night classes? I'd be interested in your techniques.” Hogan posted a number of interesting suggestions.

The key to making students stay awake is keeping them on their toes. Here’s one tip in particular that caught my eye: “Switch participation rules.” If one or two students are the only ones raising their hands to answer your questions, just announce that those folks won’t be able to answer any more questions until everyone has answered at least one.

If no one raises a hand when you ask a question, Hogan recommends selecting someone at random. I’ve been in classes where the instructor used this trick, and it ensures that everyone is paying attention and no one gets lazy (or sleepy).

What’s your favorite classroom tip?
To share your thoughts on this tip from the TechRepublic forums, please post a comment below or send us a note.

 

Recently, TechRepublic member Savvy posted a question worth 150 TechPoints in the TrainingRepublic forums . In the answer by fellow trainer Hogan, there’s a great tip for making sure all of your students stay involved in classroom activities. Here’s the scoop.

Let’s let someone else answer that one
Here’s the question TechRepublic member Savvy posted: “How do you get your students to stay awake when you teach weeklong night classes? I'd be interested in your techniques.” Hogan posted a number of interesting suggestions.

The key to making students stay awake is keeping them on their toes. Here’s one tip in particular that caught my eye: “Switch participation rules.” If one or two students are the only ones raising their hands to answer your questions, just announce that those folks won’t be able to answer any more questions until everyone has answered at least one.

If no one raises a hand when you ask a question, Hogan recommends selecting someone at random. I’ve been in classes where the instructor used this trick, and it ensures that everyone is paying attention and no one gets lazy (or sleepy).

What’s your favorite classroom tip?
To share your thoughts on this tip from the TechRepublic forums, please post a comment below or send us a note.

 

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