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great ideas

gave me a new perspective on the matter

Seems to be focused too much on instructor's performative behavior.

Education must be student-centered.  The student must understand that getting an education is not the pouring in of knowledge. 

Set Standards

Extrinsic is a goal

Students retention

Treat Students as customers with an open line of communication.

Classroom comfort

Today, we think of ensuring the air conditioning or heater is working well.

When my father taught in a one-room school during the great depression, in the winter, he went to his "work" early to build a fire in the wood stove before students arrived.  The theme was the same as it is now . . . keep the learners comfy.

Enhancing student retention

Discuss the importance for student participation in sustaining a positive learning environment.  How does direct interaction between peers, an instructors motivate the learning environment and make learning fun?

Drawbacks or negative to "flipped classroom"

I was thinking the biggest barrier is that it is time-consuming to prepare a video lecture - screencast prior to the in-class active learning.  I am curious what other peoples thoughts are on other barriers. 


Understanding that 65% of the work force requires an education it is important that we assist adult learners with achieve their goal of getting a degree. I have learned that it is very important to retain our Adult Students by considering that they have families and jobs. But using their life experience to help in the process of obtaining their degree.


learning different wants and needs as an instructor and of the students.


Is good to be reminded that my students go as I go. Making sure that I am positive and up beat with the topics and courses that I teach.

Younger Students

I have often had problems getting younger students to participate especially if they are straight out of high school. Even when mixing the group up they tend to be very shy and are afraid to verbalize their opinion.  

How do you get to this understanding of students quickly?

I am interested to know how some of my peers get to know the students and understand their needs so quickly.  Is it through an ice breaker, or discussion board to understand the previous concerns discussed?

Thank you for your insights.

Diversity of students

some classes have diverse students, to keep them engaged, put them together in small groups

Enhance student learning

Extrinsic is a goal 


A key to success

enhancing student retention

Content was extremely helpful


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

Real World Experiences and Community Service Experiences

Creation assignments that may align with real world experiences.

how can i apply these technique but also learn from these techniques?

how can i use these techniques to become a better instructor? how or what can others advice for a new instructor when they ask a question where i might be doubtfull of my response or dont quiet know how to complete explain or even answer a questiont they may have? 


i love the material i have learned from this module, it has prepared me for my first day of class, and i was able to apply some of these methods.