In this video, Dr. Patricia Kritek offers tips for teaching in small groups. The audience for this talk included faculty preparing to teach HuBio content to undergraduate medical students in groups as large as 24 students.
Show students you are invested in them as individuals
Demonstrate enthusiasm for your material
Prepare class materials and your plan to navigate the material ahead of time
Organize your room to foster discussion and collaboration
Set expectations with your group
PEARLS—MANAGING THE CLASSROOM
Facilitate discussion rather than lecturing
Redirect questions you receive to the group
Plan questions and questioning strategies
Allow students ample time to respond to your questions
“The Dominating Student”: Redirect, avoid engaging, reiterate all expected to participate, meet privately
“The Quiet Student”: Ask a question you know they know, pair-share, reinforce contributions, meet privately
Plan use of the white board—sketch it out—use a “parking lot”, note key points.
Ask students for feedback before the end of the course.