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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new ideas | New discussion by STEFANI BECK

Anyone have new ideas for interactive teaching?

Gamefication | New blog by George James

i will use this in class for compatition 

Student retention action plan | New blog by Linda Gordon

I completely agree with the idea that we need to demonstrate the connection between what we are teaching and the students' future careers. As a math teacher, it is easy to fall into a flow of just tea...

Professionalism | New blog by Laurene Medina

Modeling the way is key in helping students to learn professionalism. I will ensure that my syllabus has clarity and that I demonstrate enthusiam in presentation of material and provide various educa...

Application of course materials in the classroom | New blog by Edmund Pula

Motivation, I agree, is key to the intrests of student and instructor. The most effective courses in my educational career came from instructors who knew our names, check for understanding and creativ...

intrinsic motivation | New blog by Paul Rolando

Help a student become confident and motivated through reinforcement

Keeping students motivated is key. | New comment by Arna G Smith

I teach the same course in the morning and at night.  Students come to class directly from work to both courses.  I find that giving students choices in activities helps keep them focused...

Motivation | New blog by Arna G Smith

I tend to use a lot of repetition in the presentation of the material presented in the courses I teach.  To prevent my students from becoming bored from grappling material the same way day in and...

Assessments as motivation tools | New comment by Doris Owens

Yes I agree that a midterm exam can help refocus and renew energies in the classroom.  Group activities is another way to gain refocus and preparation in the classroom setting.

Assessments as motivation tools | New discussion by Reynaldo Ales

We have seen that having a midterm exam can help refocus and renew energies in the classroom by instructors and students. What other ways do we have to turn assessments into learning opportunities and...