Are you eager to increase your students’ engagement with course material, as well as their motivation to participate in class? If so, you may wish to incorporate active learning principles into your course—and today’s video may offer you additional ideas and inspiration.

Here, Cengage Learning management author Ricky Griffin discusses the value of making the classroom an active learning environment. He describes how active-learning strategies can be used to promote student engagement and true learning, and he underlines the role that activities, discussions, and cases can play in increasing skill and proficiency in the concepts you cover in your course. In addition, he emphasizes the the critical role that your interaction and dialogue with students can play in fostering their deeper understanding of your topic.

How do you integrate the principles of active learning into your classroom? Do you have any strategies, activities, or exercises that have proven especially successful in engaging and motivating your students? Share your ideas below.