Center for Teaching and Learning
The Gertrude C. Ford Center for Teaching and Learning (Ford CTL) promotes a culture of self-development, collaboration, and innovation in support of student success. Ford CTL provides faculty and chairs with resources, facilitated conversations, workshops, programs, networking opportunities, and individual consultations centered on topics such as …
- online, hybrid, and face-to-face teaching;
- curriculum mapping;
- assessment; and
For more information about CTL and how it can serve you or your program, division, or college, please contact Dr. Gray Kane.
- Seven Insights into Learning
- Teaching Knowledge
- Teaching Skills
- Teaching Students with Different Background Knowledge or Skills
- Facilitating Discussions
- Online Discussion Forums
- Group Work
- Classroom Assessment Techniques
- Classroom Management Guide
- Student Engagement
- At-Risk Characteristics
- Creating Measurable Learning Objectives
- Journals for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
To keep students engaged during a lecture, integrate think-pair-share activities. Think-pair-share does require facilitation. You will have to ensure everyone has a partner (or small group of 3-4 students), as well as actively facilitate the discussion with questions and follow-up questions for less active pairs or groups.
Tell students to convince their neighbors of their answers or otherwise explain their reasoning.
Ask a sample of students to share their answers with the class, with the option of using discrepancies to facilitate discussion or clarify misconceptions.