The success of shock and awe pedagogy may be attributable, in part, to a powerful emotional connection. Basic emotions including shock, anger, fear and sadness are shared by all humans. When we experience emotion in our lives we tend to remember the experience. In fact, the more emotional impact an experience has, the more intensely we remember its details and the more likely it will be stored in long-term memory. Dr. Stephen DICarlo, Professor in the Wayne State College of Medicine will lead a group exercise. Participants will be assigned to small groups based on similar expertise and develop and share one memorable pedagogical experience based on a model, humor or shocking performance.