"Silence and Structure in the Classroom: From Seminar to Town Meeting via Post-Its" (post) outlines a simple strategy for in-class discussions that addresses the students' often "lack of inherent motivation" and "ensure[s] everyone's participation."
A. The only prop needed is a pack of Post-Its.
Post-Its are used to ...
- Signal student participation (and allow simple awarding of participation marks).
"[P]ovide a structure that is subtle enough to allow the freedom necessary for students to determine the nature of their own contribution to class."