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Ongoing Success

Regardless of subject area or discipline, helping students think, process, and apply well is helping them succeed ACADEMICALLY. Helping students interact, collaborate, and communicate clearly, is helping them succeed SOCIALLY. Helping students manage their time, manage their team/group work with others, and meet deadlines and goals, is helping them PROFESSIONALLY. The entire scope should be the goal of all coursework, projects, demonstrations, and activities. Instructional design should be flexible enough for every student to do well and also continue to grow their intelligences, including emotional intelligence, so that holistic success can occur. Instructors who design flexible and widely… >>>

All of these models, or approaches, focus on student choice, collaboration, heightened interaction, and active learning options rather than passive, singular, or linear learning models. The more choice students are given, and the wider the scope of activities and engagement, the more likely it is that students will draw from the various intelligences they have and also develop them more effectively. 

how can academic settings inspire, develop, and grow empathy? This can be achieved through methods for managing the classroom and the learning activities being shared. Instructors can model empathy and also design activities that require active listening and perception-sharing among students. One great way to stimulate empathetic responses is to encourage students to “replay” or restate what another student has said, to check for accuracy, before responding. This prevents the irritating situation where students respond before another student has completed what he/she is saying. Or, when students “assume” what another is saying, rather than checking for accuracy.

Emotional intelligence is important for student's academic success and adult social interactions. 

Create challenges in the form of a game will also produce results, retention, application, real-world scenarios, student engagement, more class participation, and increase class enrollment. 

Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations are beneficial to each person. Some people have more intrinsic than extrinsic, while others are more extrinsic than intrinsic. 

Allow appropriate wait time when asking student questions, and provide a learning environment so students feel motivated, successful, and safe. 


Educators should help students within their learning process and later as working professionals or simply as individuals to be able to think clearly and critically about information, ideas, and arguments and leads to becoming autonomous thinkers.

Questioning encourages students to think beyond what they are learning and explore new ideas, new trends, and gain new knowledge.


Many educators are currently debating the benefits and challenges of online learning due to the rise in its use over this past year. Students are bored, frustrated, and completing less work when they are virtually learning. Educators need to address the learning process and benefits in order to truly provide an engaging experience for students.

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