I have taught sections in each of the large introductory Physics courses at Penn State (Physics 211, 212, 213 and 214).   I use interactive teaching techniques that physics education research has shown to be more effective than traditional lecturing.  My 50-minute classes typically have about 10-15 minutes of traditional lecture while the rest is comprised of questions that I pose to my students.  For short questions, I poll their responses using clicker technology, and for longer questions, they work with their neighbors with help from undergraduate learning assistants and graduate assistants in the lecture hall.

I also use the Piazza Q&A site for my classes.

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