Jay Howard

Classroom discussion
Butler University in Indianapolis, USA

Jay Howard is a Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University in Indianapolis, USA. His most recent book is Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online (Jossey-Bass, 2015). First Contact: Teaching and Learning in Introductory Sociology, co-authored with Nancy Greenwood, was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2011. Jay served as Deputy Editor of the American Sociological Association journal, Teaching Sociology (2003-09). He is a Fellow of the P.A. Mack Center at Indiana University for Inquiry on Teaching and Learning.

Develop your teaching with Jay Howard
Limiting who can speak at certain points in the class session
Limiting Who Can Speak: Classroom Discussion Strategy
by Jay Howard
This simple approach helps to encourage quieter students to speak out in a class discussion.
Invitation to University Teaching
Introduction To Teaching In Higher Education
by James M. Lang, Chris Hakala, Todd D. Zakrajsek, Jay Howard, Derek Bruff, Naomi Winstone, Sam Elkington
If you're new to teaching in higher education or want to brush up on those foundational concepts and skills, this learning path provides a rapid grounding in the essentials and suggestions for further study.
Learning path
Think-Pair-Share: Classroom Discussion Strategy
by Jay Howard
The Think-Pair-Share strategy is a great way to get every student involved in a class discussion.
Making Large Classes Feel Smaller: Classroom Discussion Strategy
by Jay Howard
This strategy helps generate class discussion and is particularly helpful in high enrolment courses. 
Teaching by Discussion
Teaching by Discussion
by Jay Howard

Effective classroom discussion is rarely a product of chance. In this course, we look at techniques we can employ to increase the effectiveness of our classroom discussions and improve student outcomes.