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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 Students | New comment by Dr. Dejenie Lakew

Knowing the reasons and purposes why a studnet takes a course are more compelling than any motivating factor regarding the process. In fact, not only in learning but in things we do, reasons why we...


Motivating Students | New comment by Vikas Sharma

Definitely! Motivation plays a big role and enhances the overall learning process. Students learn with much interest if they are motivated to learn about the topic, and then they want to apply it...


Building Rapport | New comment by Damien Bagley

I always relate real life situatuations to subject matter.


student retention | New blog by Sharon Sims-Drew

My action plan to get the students attention was have a lesson plan prepared before class began.  I noticed when I was prepared it caused the students to understand what was going on and what to ...

The perfect instructor | New comment by Dr. Dejenie Lakew

A student is someone who comes to a palce of learning to seek and acquire knowlegde. A professor is a learnt person of knwolegde who makes that process possible and happen. In this learning and kno...

The perfect instructor | New blog by Gema Herrera

I love to hear the Harvard Professor saying please know your students and do not humilate your students. It is very important to be aware of our teaching methods if the method helps the student feel s...

Takeaways and Action Plan | New blog by Brian Prows

Although this course was very shallow and short, I plan on implementing the following: 1. Give students a printed copy of each class' objectives for notetaking and reflection. 2. Use more pair/think...

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