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Start with what you know! You don't have to design a new instruction session from the ground up. Just take a successful class plan that you have already been using, and build in active learning exercises. Here's an example of how you could proceed:

  1. Review your material and determine which 2 or 3 concepts are the most important for your students to learn.
  2. Develop simple activities to reinforce each of these concepts.
  3. Schedule the activities to take place directly after you've conveyed the related information.
  4. Walk through the activity yourself a few times before the session - or run it by a colleague.
  5. Schedule time to review and discuss the activity with your students. This will give you an opportunity to evaluate student learning and the success of your activity.