Comment on: Linking Relationships to Retention | Origin: EL201 | originally posted by EL Chair

The technical school where I work recently had to change to remote learning for a few months due to the Covid epidemic. Majority of the students who come to our school do so because a lot of what we teach is hands-on and this is how they learn best. You can imagine the struggles that we had keeping students engaged and motivated during that time. We found that finding ways to relate their material to what was going on in the community as well as doing weekly "touch points" with each individual student was helpful. Furthermore, students were more likely to follow through with assignments when discussion boards and open ended questions were asked of them.