Student Engagement

  • 7 Tips to Keep Students' Attention

    7 Tips to Keep Students' Attention

    Keeping students focused for an entire class period can be challenging for instructors. Fortunately, there are a few things that can be done to help minimize monotony and increase students' attention.

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  • How to Engage Shy Students in the Classroom

    How to Engage Shy Students in the Classroom

    Engaging everyone can only make the classroom experience more enjoyable and interesting for each student.

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  • 7 Ways to Tackle Student Engagement

    7 Ways to Tackle Student Engagement

    Complacency is the enemy of a classroom. Bring excitement and engagement back with a few of these tips.

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  • It’s Time to Rethink How We Teach Today’s College Students

    It’s Time to Rethink How We Teach Today’s College Students

    Pairing adaptive learning with career planning is key for instructors to meeting the needs of the students today.

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  • Creating a Simple Student Midterm Feedback Questionnaire

    Creating a Simple Student Midterm Feedback Questionnaire

    Don't wait until the end of the semester to find out what's working or not in your class.

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  • Key Metrics for Identifying (and Helping) At-Risk Students

    Key Metrics for Identifying (and Helping) At-Risk Students

    Paying attention to the students that don't participate, or often miss class, is equally as important as paying attention to the students seen every day.

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  • 4 Ways to Support Non-Traditional Students

    4 Ways to Support Non-Traditional Students

    Non-traditional students have different needs and expectations than the typical student. Are you accommodating them in your classroom?

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  • Equity in Practice: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Our Students

    Equity in Practice: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Our Students

    It's vital to create an inclusive, safe and empowering classroom so students can learn from not only their instructor but each other as well.

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  • How to Use Active Lecturing Techniques

    How to Use Active Lecturing Techniques

    We know active learning is crucial to student success. But what do instructors need in order to encourage this type of learning for students?

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  • How to Save Time Using Connect and SmartBook

    How to Save Time Using Connect and SmartBook

    Through adaptive learning tools, students can pinpoint what they don't know faster and easier so instructors can spend more time answering specific need-based questions.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Open-Sources vs. Curated Content

    The Pros and Cons of Open-Sources vs. Curated Content

    While open-sources can provide more freedom in teaching, does it get the same attention to detail and care as curated content?

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  • The Two R's: The  Role of Faculty in  Recruitment and Retention

    The Two R's: The Role of Faculty in Recruitment and Retention

    Today, student recruitment is often done digitally. The reality is that faculty actually has the most personal and meaningful impact on students.

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  • Handling Office Hours for a Large Lecture Course

    Handling Office Hours for a Large Lecture Course

    Large lecture classes provide opportunity to teach differently, so it should be no surprise that office hours should be handled differently too.

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  • How to Effectively Communicate With Your Students

    How to Effectively Communicate With Your Students

    Emails don't always get read. Students are already packing up within the final 2 minutes of class. So how do you make sure students know important announcements?

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  • 5 Ways to Keep Students’ Attention in Class

    5 Ways to Keep Students’ Attention in Class

    Keeping students engaged can be challenging, especially further into the year. This instructor offers new techniques to adapt to your classroom.

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  • Helping Students Navigate Educational Technology

    Helping Students Navigate Educational Technology

    Despite popular belief, students aren't always as tech savvy as we believe. Overcoming some of those assumptions will benefit you and the students alike.

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  • Engaging Students and Improving Grades with Connect1:00

    Engaging Students and Improving Grades with Connect

    An instructor shares how using Connect helps to engage his students and best prepare them for exams.

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  • Making the Most Out of Office Hours

    Making the Most Out of Office Hours

    How well time is spent during office hours doesn't entirely fall on the students. Instructors need to create an environment that supports students and can meet them halfway when necessary.

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  • Engaging Students Through a Flipped Classroom

    Engaging Students Through a Flipped Classroom

    A flipped classroom allows students to lead the discussion on material. But some planning needs to happen to insure students are prepared.

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  • Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

    Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

    Everyone learns differently and IQ tests and exams don't always deliver the real story of a student.

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