I am a PhD student and will be teaching my first class in the fall. I would like to have an engaging class. Meaning that I would rather not just stand at the front of the class and lecture the entire time. I have had some teaching experience with smaller class sizes (up to 20) but am not sure how to handle a larger class (enrolment of 80+).
For smaller classes, I have used: in class discussions, games, breaking out into small groups, student-led discussions/debates. I feel these would not work for a large class.
What are your tried and true methods and ideas for engaging a larger class?
My class is a 3rd year class, expected enrolment of 80, and I will have access to an iClicker.
Added notes based on comments:
- The class I am teaching is Adult Development and Aging
- Based in Canada
- I will have one teaching assistant (TA), with about 70 hours