My teaching promotes high levels of student engagement. Discussions form the beginning of our exploration of a social topic. Rather than lecture, I ask questions. In this way, I can pinpoint student understanding of a topic and focus on areas in which they have difficulty understanding and applying sociological insight. In classes, we create technological products aimed for a public audience, such as websites and animated videos, so that students demonstrate an understanding and application of the concepts that we have discussed all semester. My teaching style requires students to be involved in the conversation and be accountable for developing their critical thinking skills.