Student retention is a must for not only the success of students but also for the success of colleges.  The more students feel a part of the learning process the more they will be engaged in learning and higher the retention rate will be. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Motivating Your Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Shelly GravesLynn

A great knows content, subject matter, and their student. Also having compassion is aways rewarding  

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Shelly GravesLynn

I have learned it is very important to take time to see the classroom from the students perpective. Also look at the the maturity level of the students when putting them into groups assignments it...

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Jessiamma Justin

Cultural competency is an essential part in teaching students from diverse culture.

Verbal praise | New blog by Rita Shertick

The more I verbally praise a student in front of their peers they strive to keep a high level of competance. Critisism is always done privately but I phrase it as how to do it better next time.

Gamification in the Classroom | Origin: ED409 | New comment by Sonja Peoples

I already use the Gamification in my classroom. I play Jeoprdy, Kahoot, and Hangman. The student get really competative. 

Gamification in the Classroom | Origin: ED409 | New comment by Josie Anzaldua

Gamafication is an enhancement for a students academic journey in a way to build strategy, motivation, and goal setting.  Awards and acknowledgement motivates the students to push themselves to...

Motivating Others | Origin: ED406 | New comment by Lacey Hatfield

I have more information now on the specifics of what motivates individuals. I think that reinforcing the purpose behind their work will be as big motivating factor.

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Barbara Islas

I was able to utilize this knowledge today, while teaching Ethics in Healthcare. I know one of my students used to work for an insurance company.  A topic came up regarding what insurance would...

Gamification in the Classroom | Origin: ED409 | New comment by Stephanie Land

I use several techniques to interact with the class and spice the classroom up. There are many other concepts out there not just gamification and I think we would be niave not to incorporate those as...

Gamification in the Classroom | Origin: ED409 | New comment by Miguel Maldonado

I have learned that in order to engage students we need to move towards the 21st century and embrace the changes of technology.