A. Promote interaction and communication
Students are asked to introduce themselves
Students are encouraged to respond to classmate introductions
"Ice-breaker" activity to get acquainted
Instructor introduces himself/herself to model interaction
Students’ input is not evaluated as "right" or "wrong"
Student participation is tracked and "wallflowers" drawn in to the discussions
Students are prompted by facilitator to expand on relevant points
Facilitator may play "devil’s advocate"
At-risk students are contacted