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12 Step Program for Lecture-hall- ics. Neil Quisenberry (Sociology) Alan Alewine (Mathematics). Quiz . Are you irresistibly drawn to the podium every time you enter a classroom? Do you become irritable when a student’s raised hand interrupts your monologue?

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### 12 Step Program for Lecture-hall-ics

Neil Quisenberry (Sociology)

Alan Alewine (Mathematics)

• Are you irresistibly drawn to the podium every time you enter a classroom?

• Do you become irritable when a student’s raised hand interrupts your monologue?

• Are members of your class still nameless and faceless to you by midterm?

• Do you still believe that students eagerly await the pearls of wisdom that drop from your lips?

• The problem is not lecturing but the abuse of the method by going on lecture binges.

• Excessive, out-of-control lecturing is an addiction.

• Recovery is possible through a 12 step program.

• Lecture in moderation.

• You control your lectures; your lectures do not control you.

• Use interactive lectures (lecturette/groupette)

Lecturettes are . . .

Little Lectures

Of

Limited Length

(LLOLL)

Groupettes are . . .

SmallConcentrated

Activities

NeedingCommunication

(SCANC)

Acknowledge that you have a problem in your

teaching; it’s not yet perfect.

Puttin’ on the Hits(3 Step Interview)

• Each group member receives a number from 1 to 4.

• Begin in pairs (1&2; 3&4).

• Set a time limit.

• Tell your story to your partner; partner listens. Switch. (I-Step 1)

• Tell your partner’s story to the group.

(I-Step 2)

• Tell the class. (I-Step 3)

• Sharing your own ideas

• Listening to the ideas of others

• Paraphrasing

• Taking turns

### Step 2

Admit that there is an educational power (or perspective) greater than yourself and turn yourself over to that higher power or perspective!

### What is Active Learning?

Active learning may involve…

Learning by doing.

Discussion with others

Thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, etc.

Reading, writing, drawing, computing, doing kinesthetic activities, making music, etc.

Working with manipulatives

Active learning is NOT simply listening.

This is one example of an active learning exercise….

• Break class into small groups of 4-5 students.

• Make one student from each group the reporter.

• Groups will brainstorm about an idea being discussed in class.

• Reporters from each group line up in front of the class.

• In round-robin fashion, each reporter quickly explains one idea from his/her group.

• Continue with round-robin until all ideas are shared with the class.

### Step 3

Make a searching and fearless inventory of your teaching practices.

• Student evaluations

• Peer observations

• Video-taping

• Suggestion box

• Classroom assessments

• One-minute papers

• Comprehension signals (we’ll explain!)

• Diagnostic quizzes

• Listening in on group discussions

• Attending to group feedback

• Others?

### Step 4

Atone for your “wrongs”

Be action-oriented, not guilt-oriented!

• Enroll in workshops for faculty (duh!)

• Read about active learning (AL) strategies

• Try a new AL strategy with your students

• Observe another teaching who uses AL

• Co-plan an AL lesson with another teacher

• Team teach an AL lesson

• Form an AL support group (or join the teaching circle!)

• Invite former students to lecture to YOU!

• Attend boring, endless lectures (Betsy Gordon!) and sit in a hard chair in the back of the room.

• Listen to tapes of your worst lectures.

• Purge yellowed lecture notes from your files.

• Volunteer to chair a committee on the importance of active learning.

• Other ideas?

### Step 5

Maintain the Improvements you have made in your teaching

• Remember to meditate or reflect on your teaching.

• Be aware of internal and environmental cues that can trigger your addiction.

• When faced with temptation to lecture,

• Call your support team

• Make use of affirmations

• Lectures all day keep learning at bay.

• Lectures through the day keep students in a daze.

• A little lecturing goes a long way, a lot of lecturing makes a long day.

• A lecture a day keeps the students away.

• Talk the talk and the students will walk, walk, walk!

• Other affirmations?

### Step 6

• Model the techniques of active learning

• Embody this higher power in your teaching

• Meet regularly with your support group (teaching circle)

• Share ideas and resources for active learning

• Emphasize interactive learning by alternating short lectures with brief pair or group activities

Cooperative Learning: Increasing College Faculty Instructional Productivity http://www.ntlf.com/html/lib/bib/92-2dig.htm

Cooperative Learning Resources

http://www.iasce.net/resources.shtml

The International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education

http://www.iasce.net/welcome.htm

Lecturehallics’ Anonymous Pledgerecite together

I am a lecture-hall-ic and I must invoke the help of the higher power of active learning.

Today, I will control my lecturing. Instead of living to lecture, I will lecture only to inspire, illuminate, invigorate, and inform.

I will alternate between little lectures and active learning strategies.

When feeling the temptation to go on a lecture binge, I will recite my affirmation(s), call my support group and connect to my PAL (power of active learning).

I will reach out and support my brother and sister lecture-hall-ics, and help them stay on the wagon of active learning.