Strategies to Re-engage Students After Spring Break

Welcome back to campus! Spring Break has come and gone and now is a great opportunity to consider new ways to re-engage students after the break. I came across this resource on active learning strategies a number of years ago and have referred back to it many times. The CELT version of this resource is available for download via 226 Active Learning Techniques (PDF) link.

It has over 220 active learning ideas to choose from (which can be a little overwhelming), but the list is categorized by what action the instructor takes as well as the student actions. It further organizes the activities based on overall class size and by student group size (i.e. pairs or small groups). It’s worth a quick look to see if there is something you might want to try in your course over the next few weeks.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Director
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching