Table 5: [Conversation] The 3 hour class: Keeping students engaged

Facilitator: Nathalia Peixoto

Session Information

Year: 2017 | Time: 8:00-9:00am (Share-a-thon) | Location: Johnson Center (Dewberry Hall)


*No special preparation required* Welcome to ITL and this table! Join your fellow Mason instructors to informally discuss this table's topic. At the table, you will find desk copies of related resources (digital versions are available below), and an experienced Mason colleague who has experience and strategies related to this topic.  Not sure what to talk about?  Here are some conversation starters:
  • Share a little about yourselves: 

    • Department

    • Years at Mason

    • Courses you are teaching

    • What excites you about teaching?

  • What brought you to this table?

  • What do you currently do in a typical 3 hour class?

  • What type of activities do you have students working with the content or sharing what they have learned (assessment)?

  • What strategies could you use to break up the 3 hours?

  • How do you prepare students for a 3 hour class?  What are they doing before they arrive?  After they leave?

  • How is your class better than the internet?

Have an example or resource to share?  Submit through this link and we'll upload it after the conference: Still have questions?  Leave a post it note on the table sign at the end of the Share-a-thon or email your questions to   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 


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