How can I budget time for interactive teaching while covering the required material?

"How do I still cover the required material when interactive teaching methods take away class time?"

Consider the following tips from the video below:

  • Flipped classroom techniques push content delivery outside of the classroom “I don’t have to cover everything in class” It’s not all or nothing. I can flip something or parts of the class. Students consume content outside the classroom. It does not have to be videos.
  • Use JiTT (just-in-time teaching) assignments before class to ensure students consume the content thoughtfully
  • Provide appropriate incentives - Stick: Points are awarded for assignment completion; Carrot: Class time is shaped by students’ questions
  • Example JiTT question: “What was the most confusing part of the pre-class readings?” Usually do it the night before so you have time before class to prepare yourself to address those points.

Learn more about managing class time

To faciliate JiTT or out-of-class learning, use Online (Automated Synchronous) or Independent (Self-Paced or Self-Test) mode of question delivery in Learning Catalytics.

Lukoff, B. (2015). Catalyzing Interactive Teaching with Learning Catalytics [Lecture video]. Retrieved from Tufts University, Tufts Technology Services. Mediaspace: