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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General Strategies for Student Retention | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Michelle Conway

Even though they are adult learners, they enjoy fun antics and lighthearted banter to start the class.

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Michelle Conway

Be sure to acknowledge that students have more going on in their lives that what happens inside of the classroom.

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Michelle Conway

It is important to remember that the students have more going on in their lives that what is within the walls of the classroom.  Helping with those soft skills and acknowledging the extrinsic...

Motivating Your Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Gayla Brewer

Communicating with my students about the content, and the subject. I understand that my students may not be used to my teaching style, so I listen to what they are saying and respond immediately and...

Keeping Your Focus on the Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Gayla Brewer

Remind the students on class assignment achievements and encourage successful completion of assignments. Students are concerned with how well they are doing and need to hear from an instructor about...

General Strategies for Student Retention | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Gayla Brewer

Listening to adult learners share about their work experiences is a great method of getting all students in class to join in with participation in class group discussions.  

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Gayla Brewer

I learned to be well prepared for the classroom by going early to look at the room set up like from the student's point of view. To make sure all of the supplemental materials were organized. Really...

Security | New discussion by Natalie Lewis

The student feeling confidence in themselves is the number one important thing, everything else will naturally fall into place 

Two Types of Motivators: Intrinsic & Extrinsic | Origin: ED112 | New comment by Natalie Lewis

Intrinsic is a feeling the student  Extrinsic is receiving what is considered a reward