Student Motivation: Practical Strategies That Will Increase Engagement, Learning & Persistence
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“If only my students were motivated to learn!” Perhaps you have heard that lament or something similar. Sometimes the discussion devolves into a search for “techniques” to move our students from the edges of sleep to the edges of their seats. It can be a slippery slope. Technique without connection, without meaning, and without understanding will not help us—or our students.
For those of us who work with students day in and day out, we need the HOW! We need clear explanations about strategies and exercises that will help us engage our students and enable our students to take more and more responsibility as they move toward their dreams. During this webinar, Steve Piscitelli, an award-winning teacher and IE favorite, returns to examine the non-academic factors of student success. While academic skills are obviously important, Steve will remind us and demonstrate for us that it takes more than note-taking and test-taking skills for our students to succeed.
Our starting premise will be that student success is our goal. We help students move toward their life dreams, achieve their academic goals, and care for their health and well-being. Participants in this webinar will examine commonly accepted principles associated with student success. You will learn HOW basic success principles such as “personal validation”, “relevance,” and “engagement” will help us help our students to focus on their sense of purpose, reflect on and strengthen their internal locus of control, and build connections that will help them socially, academically, physically, and emotionally.
Participants will examine common best practices in education and have an opportunity to engage in their own reflective practice as to how they measure up. Creating a college classroom climate conducive to student success does not happen by accident. It happens on purpose. Join us for this webinar to examine HOW effective teachers motivate their students.
- Differentiate between the WHY and the HOW of student success and motivation
- Examine the underlying principles of student success
- Examine common best teaching practices in a college classroom (across disciplines)
- Reflect on and describe how their teaching practices compare with the best practices
- Identify teaching strategies that are appropriate for their student population
- Apply basic principles of student success to their own teaching success (e.g. validation, self-efficacy, collaboration, active involvement)
Who Should Attend?
- 2 & 4-year institutions
- First-Year Experience Coordinators
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Enrollment Services
- Retention Specialist
- Diversity Directors
- Directors of Teaching & Learning Centers
- Professional Development Coordinators
- Anyone involved in first-year student success & retention