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The New College Classroom


Cover of the book The New College Classroom.

Check out this new book, The New College Classroom (Harvard University Press), in which authors Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis describe evidence-based teaching practices that instructors can use to make their classes more active and participatory.

The authors describe activities such as think-pair-share and exit tickets, as well as lesser-known ideas that instructors who’ve already created interactive courses might want to consider implementing. They also talk about what to do when these teaching strategies seem to “fail” — that is, when students aren’t engaged as expected and the class activities don’t go as planned.