By Ann M. Pearson Student engagement is one of those oft-cited rally cries for colleges in the pursuit of student success. When students are authentically engaged in a project, lesson, event, or content, their enthusiasm drives learning and mastery. It’s fun to watch, and it represents the best possible method to establish a love of … More Experiential Student Engagement
Ann M. Pearson discusses the benefit of students enrolled in dual-credit courses. … More The Big Deal about Dual Credit
Creating opportunities for faculty to come together to discuss classroom patterns, trends, ideas, and concerns without fear of judgment, reprisal, or ridicule. Augmenting conferences and guest speakers with ongoing faculty-driven professional development is a recipe for success. … More Faculty-driven Professional Development
Allowing all students—regardless of generation or their supposed personality traits—to contribute their strengths to a group setting benefits everyone in the class and prepares them for an increasingly diverse future better than any exam can. If one student excels in organizing ideas but another is better at creating a persuasive display of those ideas, they can both learn from each other and grow. … More Generational Differences: Do They Matter?
Service-learning is one of the best ways for students to increase grades, persistence and understanding. … More Service Learning Demystified