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Your Attention, Please
Mr. Thierrel advises to get the attention of students to do the following: 1. Don't proceed without attention. 2. Say it simply or it is not said well. 3. Take advantage of Visual 4. Say why material needed. 5. Give clear expectations and accountability. Jim Thierrel
November 11, 2012
Keywords: Effective Teaching; student success, attention; focused learning;2014_top_articles

Undisciplined Thinking - Email
Mr. Burger advocates being sure students are taught not how to think about the material, but to think THROUGH the material. Think how a practitioner analyzes the subject. He suggests helping students understand how subjects are more alike than different. the Baylor professors five lessons into deeper thinking: 1. Professor went over syllabus, then tore it up and had students create their own based on the groups needs and gaps. 2. Rather than quizzes and tests, students assessed on presentations. 3. disagreement and angst are powerful teaching tools in deeper thinking; these were created in a sociology class. 4. Students had to do the readings and create class discussion questions. 5. three minute elevator description of the courses at beginning, with what life lessons did you take from course at end. Edward Burger
October 26, 2012
Keywords: Effective Teaching; student success, attention; focused learning; attitude

Vulnerability and Success - Email
Ms. Alcon' article is advocating allowing yourself to be vulnerable, to take great risk for great reward. Studies show wit reduces regret and allows for meaningful accomplishment. Cheryl Alcon
October 26, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support; motivation

Strategies for Improving Retention-Student Grit - Email
Mr. Maxwell observes that universities, such as DePaul, Tufts, and Wake Forest, are looking at non-cognitive measure of success like "grit". He indicates that a gritty individual will think long term and be less likely to give up. Long term success is about staying the course. Bill Maxwell
October 22, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support; motivation

An Associate's Degree
Ms. Burkett give the following reasons to complete the Associates degree to her classes: 1. Many jobs require Associates that used to require High School, 2. It proves you can complete a goal, 3. Aids in getting a transfer scholarship, 4. Get it for yourself. Marcia Burkett
October 2, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support; motivation

Successful Classroom Techniques
Most successful classroom techniques are: 1: know students' names 2. Clear Objectives, 3. Short writing assignments, 4. Daily assessments, 5. Online lecture. Our Faculty
September 10, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support; motivation

Successful Classroom Techniques
Mr. Schaffhaiser discusses the difficulty in maintaining long term use of new strategies. Getting instructors to try something new is easy. He recommends spending more time motivating instructors to stay with the new strategy. Dan Schaffhauser
September 10, 2012
Keywords: instructor growth; student success;

Flipped Classroom Q & A
The flipped classroom allows "the work"(homework) to be more meaningful for kids as it allows for them to use the four c's of learning - Creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication in the classroom. It is more difficult initially to create the videos and learning tools for home use, but that diminishes with time. Commentary
August 31, 2012
Keywords: student success; flipped;critical thinking;

Professional Educator Commitment
Mr. Holland's commitment letter for our instructors is inspired by the Army Ranger Creed. It advocates that we all Faithfully, bravely, and energetically approach all aspects of our jobs. Meeting each with courtesy and viewing a crisis with a opportunity. Tony Holland
May 8, 2012
Keywords: instructor growth; student success; effective teaching

Coaching for Excellence
Mr. Conlow differentiates between teaching alone and teaching with coaching. He associates it with training alone and training with coaching. In the study, Productivity increase in training alone by 22%, but the increase with coaching was 88%. 4 areas of coaching are: keep positive, believe in students, maintain trust, motivate beyond limitations. Rick Conlow
April 12, 2012
Keywords: instructor growth; student success; motivation;

Making Student Retention a Priority
Persistence to degree is at its lowest point, with two year retention at 29% and 4 year at 40%. Only half the colleges say they have a plan for retention. Further data suggests because the blame is put on students rather than other things, colleges were not likely to adjust. Analyzing student failure beyond student blame to identify and resolve issues of retention. Keith Cotroneo
April 12, 2012
Keywords: student success; motivation; graduation rate

Articles Written by an Engineering Professor-In Class Problem Solving - Email
Mr. Felder finds more success with in class questions, if he gives students a few minutes to work in groups and answer the questions. It keeps one person from answering all the questions or embarrassing others. It allows easier incorporation of critical thinking and creativity. This allows much improvement over the 5% engagement in regular lecture. Richard Felder
March 23, 2012
Keywords: instructor growth; student success; motivation; collaboration;critical thinking

Articles Written by an Engineering Professor-Objectively Speaking - Email
Clear advise on objective writing is given by Mr. Felder. He says the objectives should fall into 6 categories, start with and action verb and be measureable. The six categories are: knowledge, comprehension, application. analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The four forbidden words to start an objective are: know, learn, appreciate, understand. The researched professors indicated that instructional objectives written at all levels of Bloom's taxonomy came in second only to cooperative learning as being most useful for course improvement. Richard Felder
March 23, 2012
Keywords: student success; objectives; effective teaching; critical thinking

Articles Written by an Engineering Professor-Learn Your Students' Names - Email
Tips for learning students' names include arriving early to take time to sit and talk, using name cards or chart, personalize comments and invite students in to discuss progress. Richard Felder
March 23, 2012
Keywords: motivation;student support

67 Teaching Mistakes
There is good information on objectives and preparation in the article. It is well worth the read. Commentary
March 9, 2012
Keywords: student success; student support;motivation;leadership; objectives; effective teaching; critical thinking

How to Get Motivated to Study - Email
Mr. Mueller indicates the power of having the following: 1. A goal, 2. A reward, 3. Just do it mentality, 4. A one step at a time mentality, 5. Music, 6. a positive approach, 7. cut out distractions. Steve Mueller
November 1, 2010
Keywords: student success; motivation; focus