Center for Teaching and Learning
- Seven Insights into Learning
- Teaching Knowledge
- Teaching Skills
- Teaching Students with Different Background Knowledge or Skills
- Facilitating Discussions
- Online Discussion Forums
- Group Work
- Keeping Students’ Attention in Videos
- 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 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, which works well for Zoom breakout groups), 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 or partners 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.