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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Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivators | New comment by Ahdy Rofaeil

I agree with this criticism about the course. It doesn't acknowledge the "Pavlov dog" observation & how extrinsic factors are mostly essential in stimulating the internal ones.   

Teaching the Adult Student | New blog by Melissa Lee

I plan to focus more on greeting the student at the door and show a more caring atmosphere as an Instructor

motivation | New blog by Tonya Grinde

Determining students motivators is important in rewarding them to support learning.

Course | New blog by Linda Kennedy

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Course Completion | New blog by Linda Kennedy

I enjoyed the refresher on nonverbal communication  

Building Rapport | New discussion by Demetre Harris

I have found that students are more motivated and engaged in succeeding in the course when a rapport is built without the first two classes.

Motivating Students | New discussion by Karen Donnelly

I realize how important it is to identify and motivate students based on what motivates them. I also see that being enthusiastic about the field that you are teaching really makes a difference in prep...

Class time | New blog by RONALD PELKEY

I find it very helpful to arrive 15 to 20 min before class starts. This allows me to interact with each student as they arrive. Before class even starts I share some personal experiences with them. I ...

Instructional Delivery | New blog by Earl Wiggins

Taking ED102 course has been a rewarding process. I have discoved some basic tipis for motivating, empowering, and retaining students. A big tips was learning about the need to REFOCUS so that I can r...

Student relating | New blog by Alodie Martinez

I learned that in order to retain our student populous, we need to sympathize and see where our student demographic is to relate to the student. I plan on implementing more one to one time with each ...