Thank you all for submitting your student success tips! We will be collecting tips at every conference we attend this year, so keep checking back for more tips.
- Never be afraid to ask questions. It's the only way you'll learn
- Get involved in clubs, be active on campus and you will see college in a whole new light
- Funneling info through students & staff for better reception
- Stay informed and involved…you can make THE difference!
- Don't be too cool to talk
- understanding what the student needs
- Get involved
- Don't let anyone dull your sparkle & get a planner
- Prioritize what's important to you! It's okay to say NO
- Go to class
- Take the time to put your phone down & engage with the wealth of human knowledge & interaction around you
- Ask for help when you need it
- Glass, engaged
- Try thing that make you uncomfortable
- Reach out when you need help
- If an opportunity presents itself, take it!
- At least one true authentic connection they can lean on from orientation
- Active listening is key to success
- Be present
- Take a course outside your comfort zone, you never know where you'll find your next passion
- Find at least one person on campus who you can ask questions and be a resource to you
- ASK - anything, everything & without hesitation
- Practice vulnerability for its the birthplace for community change & growth
- Time management
- Take a deep breath & embrace the awkward
- Ask questions - seek out trusted people
- Always ask questions, don't be afraid
- Check your email
- Go to class
- Done be afraid to try new things, you'll be surprised on how much you'll learn
- Check out the videos - it's all there. all the time.
- Be your authentic self!
- Go to class
- Always buy the book!
- Take every opportunity & risk to make the connections that will change your life
- When you think you've failed, ask for help
- You belong here
- Take care of yourself physically and get enough sleep so that you can be your best mentally
- Sit upfront and in the center of the classroom. Showing up to class is half the battle
- Go to class
- To be totally, authentically yourself
- Become a lifetime learner
- Step out of your comfort zone
- Get involved..trust me..it could change your life!
- Get out of your box!
- Seek tutoring help. Go see an advisor.
- Always create opportunities to enhance a student’s sense of belonging to the institution.
- Get involved early, find a mentor & call mom/dad every once in a while!
- Read your assigned chapters before class - you'll be amazed how much you'll retain in lecture if you've seen the material before.
- Don't be afraid to seek out help.
- Everyone has leaned on someone else at some point in their life.
- Try some new activities.
- Get involved early.
- Manage your time..don't let it manage you!
- Don't go home for the first month - stay on campus & make memories with new friends.
- In working with a student of color, involving family members in the process is helpful.
- Reach outside of your comfort zone & try something new.
- Do stuff alone, movie, lunch. Don't be afraid of "me time" It is critical to set aside to do something you love each day instead of solely focusing on your studies all day.
- Give yourself at least 15 minutes you can disconnect from email & FB!
- Know your "why"
- Be organized, buy a planner & enter assignment due dates & important dates
- Ask for help early & often.
- You aren't alone.
- Don't hesitate to ask for help. You aren't bothering us as college is a crazy world
- Helping students to connect over just 1 thing can be so important.
- One of my first-year students and I connected originally over our love of the Philadelphia Eagles. This connection has served as a great opportunity to connect him with resources. So, find a mentor to connect with!
- Ask questions!
- Go to freaking class!
- Go deep instead of broad.
- Behave in the manner you expect of your students.
- Try not to take yourself too seriously.
- The classroom is the safest place to be wrong.
- Start! Get & stay involved on campus!
- Learn about all services offered & take advantage of them.
- Build relationships with as many staff & faculty & ask for help no matter what you need.
- Do what makes you come alive!
- Learn to pay attention in class; you're going to be in future meetings that will be far more boring.
- Make a weekly to-do list/timetable to not miss deadlines.
- More than just time management, consider volume management with course content.
- Never ever, ever forget what it was like being a student - the struggles, the barriers, the frustrations & the joys.
- Don't fear failure.
- Meet students where they are & help them see their potential for growth. If you communicate this in word, body language & action, they will respond in amazing ways.
- Get to know your professor outside of class & ask questions.
- Know your why!
- The most involved influential families? Parents of 1st gen students/African American/Latino Learn names, relate to current world, be consistent & fail.
- Start with your end in mind.
- When studying for an exam, close the book & write out what you know.
- Bring the experience back to 1st-year experience...find/ask what students actually want! #studentcentered
- Introduce yourself to every instructor on Day 1 - just say hi!
- Meet with your instructors early and often.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help!
- There is much to learn by the way people show up!
- Create communtiy in the classroom by having students learn about each other and see each other as resources.
- Use your professor's "Student Hours"!
- Show students their value, be excited for their goals so that they can believe in themselves.
- Reach/connect with students where they are: Design mobile app to allow students access to resources as well as blogging or chat with peers and faculty
- It isn't enough to help students see their potential, you have to help them learn how to harness their potential.
- Always provide options.
- Be persistent and persevere.
- Read your syllabus!
- Enjoy what you do. Be happy.
- Always engage students in activities and make them feel more involved in the community.
- Build working relationships with your instructors beginning the first week of class - don't wait until there's a problem!
- Connect right away with each student and provide feedback as soon as possible.
- Assignment idea: Have students create 30-60 second infomercials to "sell" their classmates on why their assigned campus resource is important.
- Online courses: Create support groups with the class first week. This allows them to ask questions they may be afraid to ask the teacher. They share tips and resources Not only does it save many emails to the instructor, but it also helps make connections among the students.
- Before every major assignment, I have students create a "KW" chart - 3 things that you know or understand about the assignment and 3 things that you WANT to know about the assignment.
- Ask how they are doing. And don't let fine or okay be the end of the conversation.
- When helping students make career decisions challenge them to be honest with themselves. Ask them, is this true of you or do you wish this were true of you?
- Teach people to appreciate the developmental power of failure.
- Where our energy goes, your focus goes. Put your energy into your school work.
- Hold students accountable for their learning, by setting expectations early and giving them the resources to achieve it.
- Don't try to avoid failure, learn how to grow from it.
- I send each of my students a handwritten birthday card with a personalized message through snail mail, with the aim of fortifying our relationship and building their confidence.
- Meet the student where they are at. Follow-up, interact, follow-up, interact…until they are ready to act.
- A great big welcoming smile from someone at the college sets a positive tone for students!
- Be present and go to the class.
- If you are unsure of anything on a syllabus, talk to your instructor right away.
- I use roadrunner cartoons to explain creative and critical thinking.
- Get to know your students, so you can better serve them.
- Invest and engage with the students.
- We have created a 3-prong approach to orientation/first-year introduction. The attend a one-hour orientation where they get all the information they need before their advising appointment. Then they meet with their advisor and are more prepared. At that appointment, they register for classes. Last, we host a new student welcome day where they go to sessions for their pathway, where they learn about their industry. Once that is over, they can set tours, meet clubs and organizations, and take care of last-minute business with the offices. Breaking up info this way keeps them from information overload.
- Get to know your students. Take the journey with them.
- Each course should be taught with a personal quality that encourages students to come to class.
- Don't talk - listen, instead. Listen both to what your students say and what they don't say.
- As instructors, we need to change up our teaching every 10-15 minutes. A punctuated lesson.
- If you never ask, you'll never know.
- Trust the small steps to reach the "main goal."
- Always listen, be kind and just be there to provide support. Making a connection with students really makes a difference and affects their success.
- Connecting with students on things outside of their education. I am able to understand them better and they feel more comfortable with coming back to ask for help if they need it.
- Get to know your instructors. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
- Know what resources are available to you and use them. Example: tutoring.
- Visualize your goal.
- Students: Ask for help!
- Be proactive - ask questions!
- Always remain student-centered.
- Know your students!
- I ask students where they would go when the alarm goes off in the morning - if they could go anywhere.
- Understand the difference between equality and equity.
- Always contact the instructor if you can't make it to class, or if you are struggling. Instructors can't help if they don't know what's going on. Just emailing them can change a lot!
- Arm yourself with information. Knowledge is power!
- Do not give up!
- Get proper sleep!
- Proper nutrition
- Remain focused & always positive
- Surround yourself with successful peers
- Don't register for all your courses back to back to back..time management! Learn from the failures
- Go to class!
- Spaced retrieval practice
- Study 3 hours per credit hour per week
- Take notes
- Share the resources
- Read before class
- Read the chapter & think of questions before class so you know what is going on!
- Let your students know you care!
- Go to class!
- Learn, don't study!
- Collaboration is key to enhancing learning & building new opportunities for students
- Don't try to learn by yourself. Form study groups, talk to your professor, seek tutors & mentors. Along the way you will learn more. 2: write down on 3x5 cards the reason you are in college...then, tape the card to your mirror so that you will see the card when you are feeling stressed & questioning why you are here
- Please don't eat the daisies!
- Take notes & review them!
- Using handwriting when taking notes increases memorization & embeds info in the brain
- Find balance in everything!
- Use online resources to cement your learning
- Remember when writing a paper, you're not writing the great American novel! First draft is just a page of info.
- A picture is worth 100 vocabulary words: for students in intro biology, psychology, anatomy, etc., there is a tendency to focus primarily on terms/bold faced words in text books & ppt. The higher part of "higher learning" require students to apply, analyze, evaluate, problem solve, etc. Knowing words & their definitions does NOT prepare a student to this. Instead, before reading textbooks (and before class for pre-readings) find the biggest most colorful visuals in that section. Connect the name of the section to the pic. Identify the key vocab demonstrated in the pic. And try to figure out, without reading, what the pic is telling you. Next, look for any additional ic that are fullouts from big pics & note vocab associated with smaller idea. Recreate this with labels & description of process on whiteboard
- Ask, seek, move. 1: Ask for help, ask for advice, ask "HOW". 2: seek out resources. 3: Move - put feet to your pursuit
- Support systems are essential in college! Keep in touch with loves ones, make friends & create relationships with faculty & staff! They will motivate & encourage you through it all in college!
- Know where your time goes
- Put in proper prospective..they can't eat you!!
- Get to know your professors
- Ask for help - use support services available to you
- Review notes after each lecture..review, review, review!
- Move towards interdependence - know & use your resources
- study &7 then study again
- study like a detective, don't memorize like parrot
- Go to class!
- First, learn how to practice the best time management & teach it to students
- Review & reflect regularly - what's working, what's not, make a plan to adjust
- Using student to student, peer support for new freshman in a self-advocacy session. Upper-class students show the freshmen what strategies worked for them when they transitioned to college & focus on student determined topics (communicating w/faculty, engaging in class, time management, note taking, reading syllabus, etc.)
- Be willing to be self reflective about the change that is needed. The student experience is always changing & as colleges, we need to evolve constantly to meet students' personalized needs
- Care about students, authentically
- Mapping the road - creating a success plan
- Meet students where they are & get them where they want to go
- Go to class! It's the #1 predictor of success
- Provide career coaching & advising up front to strengthen purpose & tenacity
- Never give advice - educate them & assist them in making their own decisions. 2. When I'm doing the work, I live it..hardly feels like I'm working
- Build relationships with students first, show you care!
- Make a connection with someone on campus..a professor, an advisor, etc.
- A student is not an interruption of our work. They ARE our work!
- Engage early with students. Encourage open dialog by having multiple communication methods (FB, email, text, etc.)
- Meet students where they are at!
- Help students think about the end in mind when meeting with them
- Befriend the server at breakfast. It means you're starting the day right & have someone who cares about you on campus
- Hand-write thank you notes to 3 people who have been responsible for your success
- Prepared Package of all in house resources & outhouse resources for all departments
- Have pre-advising sheets to give to students when they check-in. Gives them space to list questions & start thinking about why they're there & what they want to get out of their advising session.
- Go to class everyday
- Proactive advising
- Get involved!
- Together Everyone Achieves More...TEAM
- Use your academic advisor as a resource for success
- Go to class!
- Read the book w/o highlighting before the lecture - highlight after the lecture
- Go to class & talk to your professors
- Treat your students as unique individuals, no two students are alike make connections with all of your instructors/advisors, start early on ALL work
- Go to class!
- Be compassionate & a great listener with a multitude of resources available to provide the student no matter what their need
- Start thinking past Friday night
- Think with the end in mind!
- Engaging student personal narratives
- Take time to know yourself before you can know where you want to go
- Start building a resume from the beginning of college
- Transfer class required for new transfers
- Move forward - don't look backwards!
- Connect with your advisor
- Always communicate & ask questions
- Make a personal connection with your students, send pics of pet!
- You're not alone - ask questions!
- Read your email
- Treat every student as the individual they are
- Learn to advocate for yourself
- Read your email
- Don't give up
- Listening more! Asking students powerful questions
- Organization planner
- Ask questions. No matter what they are
- Don't be afraid - ask someone
- Always support the students dream & then redirect them to reality
- Reach students outside of the walls. sporting events, student activities, etc.
- Make yourself available during difficult times of the day or night
- Get involved, stay engaged
- Always ask the questions you are afraid to ask
- Try & work hard, don't give up
- Ask lots of questions
- Meet each student exactly where they are
- Validate your students experience & prior knowledge
- Daily planner - time management
- Be persistent
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What is an on-demand webinar and how do I get access?
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How long are the webinars?
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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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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.
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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.
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 type of payment do you accept?
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What is your cancellation policy?
Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.
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What is included in the Go2K Membership?
All live Webinars and over 100 pre-selected, on-demand webinars.
Is the price for Go2K a one-time fee or an annual fee?
The purchase price for Go2K is an annual fee, which includes access to over 150 live events/year and 100+ on-demand trainings.
Are their certificates of completion available?
Your on-demand portal includes automated certificates of completion and can be printed or downloaded after completing the training. The live events do not include automated certificates. However, we can provide you a fillable certificate PDF to share with faculty and staff.
What kind of reporting is included?
For your on-demand trainings, we provide you with a monthly usage report as well as an evaluation report. Upon request, we can provide annual or bi-annual registration reports for any live orders.
How do I register for a live event?
After you purchase your Go2K membership, we will email you an institution specific password that can be used to register for any live event.
Can we share the registration coupon code with everyone at our institution?
Yes. Feel free to share the coupon code with anyone at your institution. Please do not share with anyone outside your institution. We recommend registering 24 hours in advance of the live event.
How do I access my on-demand trainings?
After you purchase your Go2K membership, we will email you a link to your on-demand portal that you can share with your entire institution.
How are colleges using Go2O?
Colleges are using Go2O in a variety of ways:
- As a stand-alone online orientation
- As an online complement to their face-to-face orientation
- As an online orientation for their distance learners
- As an online enrollment checklist to ease the registration process
Does purchase of Go2O include completion reports?
You can receive completion reports two ways:
- Automated delivery (ftp dump, email, webhook)
- Instant access via administrative login
What is the registration checklist and is it included in my Go2O purchase?
The online enrollment checklist is designed to walk students through your enrollment process ensuring they make it to the first day of class! The registration checklist is one of the modules available with Go2O. Based on your purchasing level, the module can be a selection or will be included.
Are there various pricing options available for Go2O?
Yes, we have 4 pricing levels available.
Is Go2O ADA compliant and responsive?
Go2O is ADA accessible and fully responsive on any mobile device, tablet, or computer.
How are colleges using SL?
- Career Readiness
- Learning Centers
- TRIO Programs
- IX Training
- IV Grants
- With Advisors & Counselors
- Extended Learning Institute
- FYE & Student Success Courses
- Online FYE Seminar
- Extra Credit
- Financial Aid Appeal
- College Level English Requirement
- Supplemental Instruction
- Target Online Learners
- Student Disability Office
- Writing Center
- Can be required by faculty
- Student Success Course
Which workshops are your top rated?
We take quality seriously, and so all of our workshops are top notch in terms of content and look. However, if we know how you plan to use StudentLingo (FYE, Retention, Probation, TRIO, etc.), we can make workshop recommendations.
Funding is a little tight, how many workshops can I get for $XX?
You can buy the entire StudentLingo package (48 workshops) or we offer several a la carte options. Unlike a lot of other software companies, we don’t charge per user, so we can work with any budget. We recommend talking to other departments on campus to increase your purchasing power and to share the cost. Also, we do have a pay model whereby students pay directly. If you are interested in learning more about this option, give us a call.
Is there an admin view?
This is a feature of our platform, but comes at an additional cost. With the admin view, you get access to more advanced reporting, and you have it in real time. With the standard membership, you get monthly reports.
How have other schools leveraged reporting?
- One of our partners, College of Southern Nevada, used StudentLingo to measure learning outcomes. in a study, one class had access to StudentLingo and the other cohort did not. 92% of the cohort with access to StudentLingo earned a whole letter grade higher than the cohort without StudentLingo.
- A lot of our partners use the data to justify funding for grants, operating dollars, or for new program development.
- The evaluation data is particularly useful in identifying what type of learning students prefer and the qualitative takeaways from viewing the workshop.
- Some of our partners use the data to connect with their student information system, like Banner or Peoplesoft.
- I think a great way to get started on how you want to use the data is to ask yourself some questions:
- How will I know if StudentLingo was successful?
- What do I hope students will gain from access to StudentLingo?
- What data is important for me to know in order to show that StudentLingo is a worthwhile purchase?
What is TutorLingo?
TutorLingo is a series of 9 online training modules that prepare tutors by providing the basic skills necessary to support their peers in becoming more independent and strategic learners.
Should the TutorLingo trainings be viewed in any particular order?
No, each training is a stand-alone workshop, and they can be viewed in any order.
What is the CRLA?
The CRLA is a group of student-oriented professionals active in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring. In 1989, the CRLA created a training program that is considered ‘best-practice’ for tutor training. A fews years ago, Innovative Educators partnered with the CRLA to create supplementary training modules. Our training supports learning centers in achieving level 1 certification through CRLA.
Do CRLA members receive a discount on TutorLingo?
Yes. CRLA members receive a 10% discount on TutorLingo.
Is there an admin view?
Yes. The admin view is an upgrade and costs $500, but gives you the ability to access completion data more efficiently and in real time. If you don’t want the admin view, we provide monthly usage reports.
What is ParentLingo?
ParentLingo is a go-to resource that institutions can easily share with parents to encourage student independence, growth & success. ParentLingo is a shared resource that recognizes and includes parents as partners in the educational process.
What is the cost?
Please contact us for pricing information. Email email@example.com or 303-955-0415.
What features are included?
- 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
- ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
- Promotional Materials
- Registration (First Name, Last Name, Email)
- 8 Targeted Modules For Parents Branding (Logo On Every Page)
- ADA Compliant & Responsive Design
- Promotional Materials
- Completion Reports & Standard Evaluations
- Custom Branding (Logo & Institutional Photos)
- 3 Additional Registration Points
- Add & Edit Custom Content
- Customizable Evaluations & Surveys Advanced Reporting
- Designated Instructional Designer
- Flexible Pricing (College Payment Option Or Parents Pay Directly)