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Research Topics

Allowing students to select their own research topics makes for more meaningful connections with content. 

Enhancing Student Retention

I have learned that getting to know your new students or new employees helps to set the stage for establishing trusting relationships from the beginning. Staying connected with each one makes them feeling heard and supported. 

Great tool to use

By using the tools that were given to me, I was able to reach my students more and be more patient with them. Understanding that things come up and life will continue on happening, I have to understand my students needs and understand that certain activities will need to be more hands on instead of given on paper. Take my time with my students as when I were a student myself. 

Good Lesson

The lessons were excellent!

Keep them coming..

One of my biggest challenges is to keep my students from missing class or leaving early. 

I thought that will not be an issue since the majority are paying for their classes. I made thought they would be the most interested to make the most of their money. However, it is hard sometimes for them to keep coming regularly or stay for the class. 

The policies in the institution are clear about the assistance, however,  I have to give them additional reasons to stay until the end of each class using resources such as pop quizzes, or extra credit assignments. … >>>


Intrinsic motivation is long lasting and need not reward because the student wants to do the tasks. Meanwhile students who need extrinsic motivation can see that the task is completed by is usually influenced by the reward. Over use of extrinsic can led to dis-enchantment and fatigue.

Security and autonomy

Security is when your student have a positive outlook on life and their believe in their personal abilities to preform duties.  Autonomy is the ability to self govern and to have so input or involvement with their activities. Both will enhance the student ability to achieve.


I am a new instuctor so there is much for me to learn.


Learning can be challenging. However, after completing the ED 102 course training I realized, this training session is refreshing for all educators. 

- Refresh/Refocus/Re-Enhance your skills and continue to be that exceptional educator you were called to be. 


Tips and tools for new teachers

I plan to use many tips and tools learned in this course. I like the idea of learning all students names and background. I also like the idea about using notecards to provide anonymous feedback. 

A motivational person in my students eyes.

I feel if I have a positive attitude and because I’m a new instructor and they see that I am putting my best efforts into all that I am teaching them I hope they will be motivated  to do the same .

A fine line

I find this hard to do with a large group of students.

ED410 Training

I enjoyed learning how the flipped classroom promotes constuctivism and promotes social/collaborative learning. Learners talk among themselves and share their understandings, feelings, knowledge, and experiences to come up with new knowledge. While as the educator, I become the facilitator to encourage the learners to interact, exchange views, and experiences then construct (come up with) meaning and knowledge that is based on what they already know. 

Name tags

Will have name tags, it's hard to learn there name with facemask on.


It is important to know your students immediately. Know their names is a reflection of respect.

strategies for student retention

treating students with dignity and respect and more Importantly acknowledging the unique learning needs of non traditional students will contribute to their success


I talked to one of my colleges today about observing a class where they combine two different levels of learners to enhance the course learning outcome.

Doris R. Owens

The Maxknowledge allows instructors to take initiative to be sure that each student understand the assignments and work to meet their goals for their career.  Students need to have self-discipline and take responsibilty for their actions. The instructors play a big part in being and staying positive with their body language so that the student will study in a comfortable environment.

Students Feedback is valued

The value of student impact is key.

Student empowerment

Students have the ability to explore careeer choices and selecting their career path is meaningful to them.  The student has control of their future.