Wednesday, April 30, 2014
"Reading" the Classroom: Encouraging Students to Perform Assigned Reading by Tonya Kowalski.
"You know that feeling—you're excited about the topic, you've prepared a good opening discussion, and you even have a few active learning ideas to keep your class engaged. But the students' responses make it clear that many have not done the reading, or have not really engaged the material while reading. This post suggests a few basic strategies to triage and address the problem. The bottom line is that classes designed around active learning—both before, during, and after the classroom meeting—are most likely to create a culture of reading among students."
You can read the rest of the article here.
P.S. The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning website has an Idea of the Month page, which contains numerous helpful articles like the above.