Active Learning

40+ Activities to Engage Students at the Start of Class

Decorative: An "Entry" sign


A. "Engage Learners with Bell-Ringer Activities" (post) introduces a variety of warm-up or "entry ticket" activities, "simple 5- to 10-minute task[s] students complete as soon as they walk into class, allowing the [instructor] time to attend to other business (such as taking attendance)."

  • The text elaborates a variety of prompts and activities and lists helpful tips. 

1. Purpose

a. "The main purpose of a bell ringer is to help teachers and students prepare for the upcoming lesson."

b. "To design a bell ringer':

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