Smith, Gary A. “First-Day Questions for the Learner-Centered Classroom.” The National Teaching and Learning Forum, vol. 17, no. 5 (September 2008): 1-4.
Smith, of the Office of Support for Effective Teaching at University of New Mexico, has written a useful article on things that can be done on the first day of a class in a learner centered class to get student “buy-in” and and set the groundwork for the semester to come.
The articles is available here.