Activities can be conducted on the first day of class (or first session in an online class) that will engage students and promote active learning. The activities can be used to model the desired behavior and encourage students to recognize their responsibility in a successful learning environment. For example, an activity in which every student speaks sends the message that they will be expected to participate in class discussions.
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Carder, B. (2016). Use Class Activities to Create a Climate for Active Learning!. Retrieved from https://fuse.franklin.edu/i4blog/1