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Loved this course

This course is extremely educational and transforming.

Encouragement and Patience

Encouragement and having patience are essential for motivating students. Sometimes there can be discouraging moments when desired results are not achieved. Then again students can surprise you with their achievements and overwhelm you with joy.

Best Practice

Best practices are making sure that everyone is a part of a team rather as if we are in the work place. Making everyone feel equal. 

Implementation

I plan to implement more creative ways for the students to learn the information.

Being a motivator

Students look up to instructors. Understand how to better utilize tools we have to motovate students correctly is important for helping the students succeed

Retention

I've learned that retention is so important.  Without students we do not have jobs.  One way I've been successful with keeping my students in class is treating them with respect.  I show them I care about their education and try to help them as much as possible.  Once they see I'm not this scary authority figure and I am a real person we get along just fine.

Listening types

At our institute, we have a class for student that are dealing with the general public and customer service. The information that we discussed in this lesson is very similar to what we have in our curriculum for our students. It was nice to see our two curriculums align.

motivation

I often ask my students when I first meet them.....What is your motivation? So, after each student reflects and discusses I share what was my motivation when I was in their shoes. After this, they have more a buy in that they are not alone in this journey. Then we make an agreement that we both (the student and myself) will not just quit on each other during this journey because we have a common interest to help them succeed in life.

contagious atmosphere

I find the students that are secure in their educational experience tend to be useful, helping their peers in small group activities.  This give that person the autonomy needed in the classroom setting and the other student that are not as secure the motivation from their peer.  This create a atmosphere conducive to learning and persevering to greatness.  As an Istructor I tend to write a positive quotes daily to encourage my student that they can and will reach their educational goal with motivation and action.

Enhancing Student Security

While teaching in the vocational setting I realized how important it was to provide students with security in the learning environment. I first reflected back on my own experience and remembered the great instructors that I had and how I felt in the learning process. I could remember the difference in my instructors and how some were negative while others were very motivating, uplifting, and encouraging. Many of our students that come in have either just graduated from High School or may have had a bad experience of being lost in the numbers at a University. Because this may be… >>>

Be Open

The best thing is to be open to hearing from my students and being willing to say "let's look it up"

Utilizing tools

Alot of times schools will try to build retention with pizza and T-shirts but forget we are tryingto build for careers. 

Learning Activity

This was a great learning activity.  Thanks

Sharing Past experience

This has been a great experince to share class notes and preveios practice test.

Basic set of academic skills

Students should come to you with a basic set of academic skills that will enable them to process the course content. It should not be your responsibility to try to offer basic literacy instruction, but you can offer tutorial assistance in areas such as note taking and report writing if these areas are critical for success in your course

Don't confuse me with facts!

I find the older more "worldly" students offer more real life stories, and will help the younger students learn material. Some students are rather dubious of the instructor, and the institution's intentions, for profit and all, and an older more secure student can really help with the instructional gaols.

What works best!

I have always maintained an open door policy with all of my students. They feel that I am accessible to them and they feel more secure in their surroundings. I am big with using clean concise Lesson Objectives before each section and it helps to maintain focus on the lesson being taught. I keep the Objective short and to the point so it is easy to retain. I tell them if they cannot mark off the objective to see me and get tutoring. I was able to have my students retain at least most of the information presented to them.… >>>

Student obstacles

In our school, there are many personal obstacles that stkudents have.  Listening is the key here.  Not only does it enable me to dilscover what needs they may have and help to guide them to the proper place to get the necessary help, but it also fosters a better instructor-student relationship which many times encourages them to try harder and perform better, thus enabling student success.  They each have their stories and problems, that's for sure!

Motivation

Motivation is a key element in the success of any student.

STUDENTS NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED

AS STATED BEFORE, STUDENTS NEED TO BE ROCOGNIZED DAILY, ENCOURAGED BY KNOWING THEIR NAME, FECOGNIZED FOR A GOOD PERFORMANCE, SPOKEN AND LISTENED TO WITH YOUR ATTENTION AND CARING IN MIND.  LEARNING COMES FROM YOUR QUIDANCE AND EXPERIENCE.  GIVE THEM THE ATTENTION THEY TRULY DESIRE AND NEED.