An often cited reason students choose not to ask questions or contribute to large or small group discussions is they are afraid they will “say something stupid”. Come learn a new activity that involves anonymity, and other concrete strategies to alleviate these fears and promote increased participation from all students.

This webinar falls under the following themes:

  • Inclusive learning communities: Integration, inclusion and community building in the classroom


“I found the demonstration of the activity online very helpful in seeing how it could work. I also thought the activity topic was useful in its own right as well. I thought it was very useful in such a short amount of time!” 2020 participant

“The snowball exercise itself [was most worthwhile to me]: I'm glad to have a new technique that allows anonymous questions.” 2020 participant


This webinar is part of the International Student Academic Integration (ISAI) initiative. The International Student Academic Integration initiative is funded by the International Student Academic Services Fee and offered in partnership between the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance and the Center for Educational Innovation.

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