From Letters & Science, the magazine of the UW–Madison College of Letters & Science (Spring 2019):
First day of class, fall 2007. A First-Year Interest Group seminar, my first. I talked. Twenty freshman stared at me. I talked more. They took notes. And stared. Same the next session. And the next. It was awful.
My problem: I had plenty to say, but hadn’t planned out how to make them talk. To become critical thinkers, students need practice: They must talk. But these 18-year-olds, new to college, were too intimidated.
Read the full article at: http://ls.wisc.edu/news/intentional-teaching