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Keeping students engaged in large lecture classes

Dr. Hemmick is a proponent of the lecture method of content delivery. He uses a number of strategies to make his lectures more engaging. He makes personal connection with the audience using eye contact and even uses this to re-engage students who are not paying attention. He consciously demonstrates his passion for his field during his lectures which he finds gets the students excited and engaged. He varies the pace, tone and volume of his voice during a class. He uses storytelling to relate the theory to real world experiences. He also discusses how to create stories that are appropriate to a field. Tom uses humor to lighten the stress in the classroom. He suggests faculty get some formal or informal training in the performing arts to improve their teaching. He finds that movement around... Show More


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