O’Brien-Richardson: Listen for a loud classroom to find the most-engaged students

It’s natural for educators to worry that the edtech tools I bring will ratchet up the volume — and that administrators and other teachers may perceive that as lax classroom management. But many educators understand that the volume increases when students are engaged. 

“Students need to be leading the discussion,” said Patricia O’Brien-Richardson, an associate professor of teaching at Rutgers University. “We need to get away from the formalized mode of a structure that we grew up with — with the teacher in the front and the students quietly sitting, listening.”

SmartBrief.com, November 15, 2022