Overview: In this short warm up activity, students share current events with the class and briefly discuss the issue. The activity promotes student engagement in the classroom and encourages students to be informed on current international affairs.
Overview: In this activity students will discuss, in groups, discursive violence by responding to a specific prompt situated in different, real-world scenarios where discursive violence is taking place.
Introduction/Background: Margo Seltzer's students in Introduction to Operating Systems work in groups to complete exercises. They work together individually, and then present their findings to the class.
Introduction/Background: In Emily Riehl's Topology I: Topological Spaces and the Fundamental Group, she uses a fun heads-up-seven-up style quiz to quickly engage students and test the level of confusion among the students. This activity not only helps students participate and actively take a part in their learning, but also assists the instructor in increasing the effectiveness of their lectures.
Introduction/Background: In Psychology of the Political Left and Right, Sasha Kimel challenges her students to create a blog post that helps develop their awareness of how the political divide affects one's psychological processes, like behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and more.
Introduction/Background: In Jennifer Osterhage's Introductory Biology I taught at the University of Kentucky, she taught the concepts involved in the electron transport chain using a fun, interactive activity with clickers and student volunteers.