Post discussion questions online before class to allow shy and/or introverted students to prepare comments.


  • Share discussion questions with students before class. Ask students to think about these questions and come prepared to discuss them.


  • Providing discussion questions in advance can help students develop their ideas who might find it challenging to collect their thoughts and interject them within a quickly evolving discussion. If students have the opportunity to prepare statements in advance they might be better able to contribute. This can be particularly helpful for students who are shy, introverted, or are taking a class that is not taught in their native language.