In addition to clearly established expectations, challenging materials, and engaging activities, the most effective instructors also bring passion, humor, fun, and a sense of community into the classroom. Need an icebreaker for that first day of class? Looking for an engaging game to assist students in the mastery of a concept? Presented here are links to multiple examples of activities that foster student-centered instruction by involving students not only in the subject matter but also with their peers and the instructor. You are invited to explore and make use of these resources.
7 Things You Should Know About Gamification
7 Things You Should Know about Gamification. (2011, August). Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7075.pdf
101 Interactive Techniques
Yee, K. (n.d.). Interactive Techniques. Retrieved from http://www.fctl.ucf.edu/TeachingAndLearningResources/CourseDesign/Assessment/content/101_Tips.pdf
A Classroom Icebreaker with a Lesson That Lasts
Freed, V. (2010, February 23). A Classroom Icebreaker with a Lesson that Lasts. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/a-classroom-icebreaker-with-a-lesson-that-lasts/
First Day of Class Activities That Create a Climate for Learning
Weimer Ph D, M. (2013, January 9). First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/first-day-of-class-activities-that-create-a-climate-for-learning/
Teaching with Clickers
Zhu, E. (n.d.). Teaching with Clickers. Retrieved from http://www.crlt.umich.edu/sites/default/files/resource_files/CRLT_no22.pdf
Who Wants to Ace the Final?
Kronis, R. (n.d.). Who Wants to Ace the Final? Retrieved from http://www.oncourseworkshop.com/Learning032.htm