The Enhancing Student Retention Performance Group is for dedicated instructors to come together to discuss challenges, solutions, trends and hot topics related to enhancing student retention. Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance.


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Constructivism | New comment by Pamela Chapman

Yes relating every day experiences carries a lot of weight.  Students can sometimes remember an example and this helps them with retention of the material.

Enhancing motivation among younger/VS/more adult-mature students | New discussion by JIM TANG

I try almost everything on the book to motivate younger inmature students! I used intrinsic, extrinsic motivators! what else, can I use to implement and increase their motivation! In the other ha...

Adult Learners | New discussion by Linda Ridenhour

Excellent topic

Keep them Engaged! | New comment by JIM TANG

I totally agree with you, these structures are the key for students success and engage the students to keep them motivated in order to focus, and finish their assigmemts!

Reviewing for a quiz | New comment by Vera Hall

I agree that it is better when everyone is doing the same thing. I have used Classroom Fued for review.  They help each other and when they don't get it I can help

Retention | New blog by Vera Hall

I have found that when students feel that there will be encouragement at school, they will work hard to be at school.  I mean call the situation they are dealing with what it is and showing ...

Enhancing | New blog by Kimberly Little

Some of the key things I learned is to capure the students attention, which is always great. You have to engaged your students so they will learn and retain.

Making Learning Enjoyable | New comment by Gregory Reeves

I definitely use an approach like that. Since our classes are every other day, asking what they learned in the last session not only gives them a chance to share what they know but it gives a great...

Reflection | New blog by Patti Wentz

This was a great learning activity for keeping students engaged and motivated.  It also brought key points for keeping myself focused and motivated.  I will use these strategies moving forwa...

What is the right balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivations? | New discussion by Omid Parto

Research has shown that athletes who have the best motivational outcomes, such as persistence, a positive attitude, and unflinching concentration, tend to be both extrinsically and intrinsically motiv...