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In this course I learned another level of understanding, case by case, students individually. 

The adult learner

I obtained my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at the age of 29/30 and it as was really frusturating to be talked down to so much by some of my nursing professors. Not all of them but a few of them would lecture us on things like "not partying" the night before clinical and it just felt very condescending in rude. A lot of what I feel that I learn from is what NOT to do!

RE: Short compact courses

What do you find is best with evaluations when teaching an 8 week or 4 week hybrid course that is normally taught in 16 weeks?

how do you incorporate your teaching with students life experiences?

how do you align this well?

Student Retention

Best way to initiate student retention

In-class connective activities

What are some activities that can increase student's connections with what is being taught?


identification of student needs will assist in the retention process. This identification process gives instructors an understanding of where individual student are and how they can be encouraged and supported.


The course content gave me a clearer perspective on the student learning experience and how to keep my students engaged through clear, focused and dynamic instructional methods

Terrible case of the "ums"

My difficulty with adding so many UMs to my lecture seemed to start when I was teaching on zoom during covid. I have been trying to control it but nothing seems to work so far. I have just come to where I explain to the students that I am stuck in a vortex of UMS!! I hope it doesn't sound as stupid as it feels

I learn when they learn

I learn when students learn. Their unique perspectives provide me opportunities to stay connected and relevant with today's students.

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.