Increasing student participation and motivation in a whole new way

Jessica LeClere, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


A student does not understand a new concept the teacher has just finished explaining, but instead of raising his or her hand to ask the question the student feels embarrassed or shy to ask. My project attempts to increase students' ability to overcome shyness by giving students the opportunity to become more interested and involved in their learning process. Each student will receive a "STOP/OK" sign that they will have at their own desk. This will allow shy students to get the individual attention they need.