What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention?
It’s never a good feeling to learn that a student has left your class … or worse, left school altogether. Especially because it so often comes as a complete surprise; before you even realize they have a problem, they’re gone. We give you some powerful tools and techniques you can use to prevent these “unhappy endings”.
Help with Student Retention
It’s never a good feeling to learn that a student has left your class…or worse, left school altogether.
Especially because it so often comes as a complete surprise.
Before you even realize they have a problem, they’re gone.
We provide some powerful tools and techniques you can use to prevent these “unhappy endings,” in this fast, focused presentation.
Led by two veteran educators, Rob Jenkins, M.A., professor of English and “Two-Year Track” columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Debi Moon, J.D., recipient of a National Teaching Excellence Award and an administration and faculty member at Georgia Perimeter College.
Together, in this Magna 20-Minute Mentor they share strategies to use for keeping your students connected:
- To you
- Their classmates
- And the course material
- Promote a sense of community and collaboration teaching face-to-face
- Help students discover their learning styles (and adjust your teaching accordingly)
- Guard against students falling behind and getting “lost"
- Promote active learning and critical thinking
- Build student confidence and competence through participation in shared-teaching exercises
You’ll get teaching strategies you can implement right away in your classroom to give every student a better chance for success.
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A graduate of the University of Tennessee and UT Law School, Debi Moon, J.D., has served as the Assistant Vice President of Educational Affairs at Georgia Perimeter College, the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Director of the Center for Distance-Learning and as a Associate Professor of Business.
She is the recipient of the National Teaching Excellence Award and was a Governor’s Teaching Fellow in the State of Georgia.
Her centers have won the Best Practices Award for Academic Affairs from the University System of Georgia, placed in the top 10 finalists nationally for the Community Colleges Futures Assembly Bellwether Award, and she was awarded the national Wagner Award for Innovation for her work in faculty development in distance learning.
Best known for his popular “Two-Year Track” columns in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rob Jenkins, M.A., has earned a national reputation as an advocate for community colleges and as an authority on two-year college issues.
During his 26-year career at two-year schools he has served as a part-time faculty member, a full-time faculty member, a department chair, an academic dean, and a program director.
A frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country, he currently serves as Associate Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, a large, multi-campus, urban/suburban community college in Atlanta.
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