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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Neil Quisenberry (Sociology)
Alan Alewine (Mathematics)
Acknowledge that you have a problem in your
teaching; it’s not yet perfect.
Admit that there is an educational power (or perspective) greater than yourself and turn yourself over to that higher power or perspective!
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….
Make a searching and fearless inventory of your teaching practices.
Atone for your “wrongs”
Be action-oriented, not guilt-oriented!
Maintain the Improvements you have made in your teaching
Spread the word to other addicts.
Cooperative Learning: Increasing College Faculty Instructional Productivity http://www.ntlf.com/html/lib/bib/92-2dig.htm
Cooperative Learning Resources
The International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education
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.