Incentivize contributing to in-class discussion to reduce the stigma or fear of making in class contributions.

Incentivize contributing to in-class discussion to reduce the stigma or fear of making in class contributions.
3 (1 vote)

Action:

  • Encourage students to participate in class discussion by giving those who participate with a piece of candy or other treat, participation points or extra credit, or verbal affirmation.

Reason:

  • This can help alter students’ interpretation of their peers’ motivation for participating and thereby reduce potential stigma. Moreover it provides a counter motivation to the fear of participating.