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Making a very positif impact

Its a very power ful topic "Making a positif impact"


It is important to go daily over our stratgy and goal. What is success for us ? And how we can help people to be successful in their journey. Ilike that definition about" Success.

Success do not happen by accident ,Success comes from thinkink and picturing what you want and then executing effective plan to get there"

Every one has the power to create the kind of result they want .But you know some time they need to be motivated and make confident,by saying yes you can do it, Enrouge them with kind of those words " Im proud of you. You are so smart . etc This is the way we have to treat our students even our co-worker,And we can change our environment and people life

Meeting the Needs of Each Student

When working with the next generation it is significant to meet each student where they are and take time to get to know them on a personal level. You never know what a student is dealing with outside of school that can impact their academic learning style.

My thoughts about this class

As a teacher you should be fair, caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and teach to the audiences learning style. I am teaching for 14 years in the culinary field. There are many challenges for a teacher because every student is different. Every student has his or her problem, family, health, money etc. learn a little bit about them, get to know them a little bit, talk to them if they have challenges with homework, transportation is very important as well. I gave them tutoring lessons, I have office hours etc.  

Action plan for me would be:

Students be on time

Hold them accountable

Have all lecture note ready, give them handouts

Help students when in need

Make them successful to finish school

Successes of my students:

Learning new skill, to get better jobs, students become better to work as a team. I had 3 students they were on the food network.

Challenges: students running out of money for school, transportation, homework etc.

Closing words:

Teaching is a very challenging job at this time with Covid, online classes, students can’t come to school etc.


The students need to know that you really care them and their success.

We must be united as a school

All instructors and departments are different, however, if we have the same goal, we can assist the students in that one aspect.

Clinical Stories

    I think at the beginning of any clinical or class teachers should tell a clinical story inwhich the nurse is the hero. I have many stories and love seeing the students excitment and laughter that starts the day. I also like to speak to each student individually to see how the classes are going. Little things sometimes can help in a big way in student retention.

Student Success through Early Alerts and Intentional Interventions

Idendify potential behaviors early that may not set student up for success (self-isolation, attendance issues, lack of engagement, low performance, low participation). Based on observations and interviews of faculty, staff, and student, identify and deploy an individualized success plan. Co-develop with student and include other students (if appropriate) to increase peer interaction, support, and collaboration. If an individualized intervention is most approriate, (study schedule, personal obstacles, health related etc.), then co-develop with the individual student. Follow through and up at regular intervals and adjust plan as needed.

Customer Service

A smile goes a long way! Always greet your customers with a smile :)

Student Retention

Institutions are accustomed to investing in student enrollment. However, improving student success and increasing student retention rates yields a higher financial benefit. It is more cost-effective to keep students who are already enrolled than to invest in recruitment efforts to drive up enrollment numbers. In order to determine just how much money can be saved by improving student retention. Student retention efforts not only improve the financial health of an institution but also allow for more flexibility to reinvest in student success programming that yields an even higher return on investment.

1st week

I think its extremely important for you to make a personal connection with the students.

Share your wisdom, best practices, action plans, successes and challenges!

Share your wisdom, best practices, action plans, successes and challenges!

Retention Training

Hello to all,

Wisdom - What a reminder that we all play a part in retention and so true the right people placed in the right position at the right time!

Best Practices - remain calm, know your institutions' catalog, policies, and procedures.

Action Plan - Stay committed, infuse what I have learned today that has been organically done and reinforce with my peers and students.

Success & Challenges - Remain teachable always!

It has been a pleasure,

Nina G

Providing insight

The training has been very affective in providing an insight into the knowledge and skills needed to use what you have learned to be affecrive in the workplace. As an adviser you have to be open to new ideas. It is important to share your knowledge and action plan with others to get different points of view which can be an eye opener for your students 


I will definitely utilize the knowledge obtained during this lesson by first conducting an audit of my facility to see what the greatest needs are. Next I will develop a strategic plan of action that will be shared with my co-workers prior to execution. Lastly I will document my progress.

love it

Sometimes we may think that customer service skills are just common sense but not everyone has had the expierience or guidence to understand or have the ability to provide it without some training. This is a perfect way to assit those people.

First Week - What Happening

Almost 20 years of teaching has taught me that you can always refresh what you do in the classroom.  Today, the RT102 training has helped remind me of making an impact during orientation and that first week of school.  It reminded me of being in front of the class on day one and setting the standard.  Our starts fall right into the flow of our calendar, there is no break to reset and that can lead to short-changing you new students because you are in "next" class mode. You are not thinking about it is a whole new ball game for these students.  You may address them as new to the program, but you have to be mindful of your presentation in front of them.  Your seasoned students know your expectations and standards for your class.   They know you.  They understand what you are looking for from the "student".  These new students need that structure, that welcome, and understanding.  Good gentle reminder for the day.

What I Have Learned from the RT-101 Modules

I have learned that my communication skills of active listening, proactive behavior to REALLY hear the student is very important.

good insight

this was an eye opener on the impact it has to new students at schools or programs

listen to your customers

As I have found, sometimes you just need to listen to the student before judgment. It helps me knowing what they are concerned about and then I can have a plan for that students best success for his insecurity.

Trying Different Intervention Strategies

I teach a blended communication course at a technical school where we have a diversified group of students. Some students work full-time, others part-time and many commute long distances to our college. The academic programs are compressed time-wise allowing students to earn a bachelor's degree in 36 months. Due to the diversity, student time constraints, commuting, and work schedules, I always feel I must earn every minute of attention from each student. Otherwise, students will devote more time to their favorite technical courses without realizing that communication and public speaking are equally important to achieve success in their careers and personal lives.

That said, I find that different intervention strategies to retain students are required. Some students respond positively to the lectures, discussions, group interaction, and online assignments; others do not. Some students understand the value of time spent studying and learning communication and public speaking skills; others see the course as only a requirement and express less enthusiasm for perfecting speaking and listening skills. Some students have taken my course in previous semesters, which is usually problematic since the course content and structure don't change dramatically from one semester to another.

Therefore I try different retention strategies depending on the student and offer multiple opportunities for students to catch up on homework and missed speeches. By itself, this doesn't resolve the retention and performance issues. However, students who are willing to work together with me on action plans usually pass the course and learn basic communication and public speaking knowledge and skills that will help them in life. I find working with student services and other instructors helpful in identifying student learning styles which I then apply in my courses. Our school also generates considerable data on each student's performance allowing me to deal with students who struggle in other courses.

In sum, RT101 raises important considerations for all instructors. Testing new ideas and course content, I think, is the wisest approach with students at our college.