For all Stanford grad students:
Engaging a room of students, regardless of the size, is a constant challenge for any instructor. Peer instruction is a research-based instruction strategy to increase student participation and to foster an atmosphere of open discussion. Using clickers to collect student votes is not a magic bullet. The main point is to get students discussing with their peers to enhance learning. In this workshop, you will experience peer instruction yourself and learn why peer instruction can be much more effective than traditional lectures. You'll also learn about ways of using peer instruction without clickers in a no-tech classroom.