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 Others | Origin: ED406 | New comment by Francisco Melendez

Providing a well understood and defined purpose will allow it members to accomplish the task at hand. Provide the freedom and responsibility to allow them to tackle the problem and provide guidance...

General Strategies for Student Retention | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Dana Thomas

All students need support from instructors    

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Dana Thomas

Different students need different types of support and us as instructors need to be aware of that.   

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Teresa Cassell

I learned to take the time to look at my courses from the perspective of my learners.  I feel like I can always do more to better understand the individual situations a student is dealing...

Motivating Others | Origin: ED406 | New comment by LaToya Seaton

I learned that in order to motivate my students, I have to be motivated as well. 

Student Empowerment Profiled | Origin: ED144 | New comment by Deborah Scott

The student needs to understand that taking "ownership" of their learning will help them to be more successful in their career goal.

Motivating Your Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Niallah Cooper-Scruggs

This module was all about motivating students for continued engagement in the classroom environment.  I learned strategies on how to become a better teacher, one that is not only focused on...

Keeping Your Focus on the Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Niallah Cooper-Scruggs

This lesson was a great reminder of the importance of constantly engaging with your students.  It was really interesting to find out that the attention span of most students is between 10-15...

General Strategies for Student Retention | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Niallah Cooper-Scruggs

I really enjoyed this section of the lesson on how to increase engagement in the classroom.  I think overall my teaching techniques relies less on being authoritarian and more on being a...

Motivating Others | Origin: ED406 | New comment by Sally Morgan

What works is a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic.  I see that in our student labs. They enjoy the grade, but also doing something well