Here are some examples of active learning strategies:
1)Round Robin is a small group activity. Have students in groups of 3 or 4 . Students pass around a paper and each will write a fact, opinion or piece of information on the topic. Time is called at a predetermined time ( say 10 to 15 minutes) This allows students to share knowledge of a topic and discuss what they know about a topic.
2 ) Discussion . When you have a general discussion as a whole group, have students jot down what they have heard. Do they agree or disagree, or did it give them a new idea or piece of information.
3) Flash cards- Have students make flash cards for use of study for tests or quizzes. Flash cards can also have drawings or words.
4) When students work in pairs, give them a time limit. Students will be more focused when given a limited amount of time.