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“Cathy Davidson, a professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, recently shared some tips from her “active-learning kit.” One tool for encouraging participation is something she describes as “Exit Tickets.” It works like this: Three minutes before the end of class, she asks students: “What topic did we raise today that is going to keep you up tonight? If nothing, what should we have asked that would keep you thinking into the night?” They must write their answers, in full sentences, on a Google Doc or index card, and sign their names. “It makes for deeper reading for the next class,” says Ms. Davidson, author of The New Education.”

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