Student Motivation: Practical Strategies That Will Increase Engagement, Learning & Persistence
“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.
When you work with students day in and day out, you need practical strategies. You need to focus on the HOW as well as the WHY. You need clear explanations about strategies and exercises that will help you engage your students and enable your 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. Steve will introduce the seven Rs of student—and life—success: relationships, relevance, rainbows, resources, responsibility, reflection, and resilience. Each basic principle will be brought to life with practical strategies. You will learn HOW connecting strategies to basic success principles will help your students 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.
Steve will draw on his classroom experiences and those of colleagues from around the nation. 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 an engaging atmosphere in college classrooms, workshops and orientations does not just 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 promising teaching practices for college classrooms, student leadership training sessions, and student affairs orientation
- 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)
- 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
“If we want our students to be actively involved in our instructional strategies, then we must model basic student success principles in how we prepare and how we teach. Let’s show our students how “active involvement” will help them 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.”
Steve Piscitelli is a recognized teacher, author and workshop facilitator.
Steve draws on his (33) years of classroom and professional development experience to connect with his audience on a practical level. Recently “retired” from Florida State College at Jacksonville, he remains actively involved with faculty and administrator training across the nation. Additionally, he writes a weekly blog and produces a monthly podcast channel, both of which address the topics of growth and resilience.
He recently released his eleventh book, Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island, which encourages educators to embrace the power of collaboration. Thirty-seven scenarios—based on real educational issues—bring The Seven Rs of Success to life.
Steve has written two student success books (both in their 3rd edition with Pearson Education). The University of Texas/NISOD has published four of his articles addressing the principles of teaching and learning success.
In 2015, Florida State College at Jacksonville named Steve as one of the "Fabulous 50." Nominated by students, this recognition honored "talented and dedicated faculty and staff.” Steve also received special recognition from Jacksonville University with the addition of his name to the list of "Alumni You Ought to Know."
In 2014, Steve delivered a TEDx talk: “Awareness, Assumptions and Actions: Why Do You Do What You Do?”
Steve lives the mantra that “Life is too short to associate with negative people, pessimistic attitudes, and ‘breaking news’ alerts.” He and his wife of more than forty years, Laurie, along with his canine companion, Roxie, live in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
For more information and resources, please visit www.stevepiscitelli.com.
What is a live webinar?
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What is an on-demand webinar and how do I get access?
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- We give a courtesy reminder call the day before the live event.
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Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?
Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.
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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?
1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.
- 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
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What is your cancellation policy?
Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.
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- 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
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What are the benefits of online training?
Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.
Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.
Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.
Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.
Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.
Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).
How can we use these trainings?
- Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
- Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
- On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.
In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.
Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.
Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.
Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.
New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.
Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.