Based on the popular book, Teaching With Your Mouth Shut (2000) by Donald Finkel, this workshop explores various active-learning strategies and activities that allow faculty to engage students without being limited to only lectures. The workshop incorporates the theory of multiple intelligences—interpersonal, linguistic, and kinesthetic intelligences—while demonstrating and sharing active-learning techniques and strategies. Participants receive lesson-planning ideas and learn how to incorporate music into the classroom. Participants also consider several classroom assessment techniques and explore at least three instructional technologies.
By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:
- This workshop incorporates several engagement and reflection opportunities. Participants leave with a variety of activities and concrete takeaways they can immediately apply in their classrooms. Participants will understand and develop a model lesson plan; identify and develop higher-order thinking questions; and discuss and analyze various classroom assessment techniques, classroom management strategies, and effective grouping structures.
- Warm-up activities and discussion starters.
- Specific technologies to increase inquiry-based learning.
- Questioning techniques that incorporate higher-order thinking skills.
- Effective lesson planning embedding multiple intelligences.
- Choosing and using music effectively in the classroom.
- “Gallery Walk” and reflection activities.
- Effective group dynamics and strategies.
- Classroom assessment techniques including the minute paper, muddiest point, exit slips, one-sentence summary, etc.
Participants can claim a digital badge and certificate upon completing the workshop and a post-workshop survey.