Keeping Your Sanity While Keeping Your Students: How Teacher Engagement Can Increase Student Persistence When Teaching Students during Their First College Course
Journal of Instructional Research Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 2159-0281
Student persistence is a common concern for online educators. Previous research has shown that student persistence rates are effected by instructor presence, creating a sense of community in the classroom, and varying classroom activities for students (Croxton, 014). Based on the authors' experiences, there are three strategies for increasing student persistence among students taking their first college course. Using Web 2.0 tools (Zoom, Loom, Remind, and Flipgrid), increasing discussion board posts containing personal experiences, and using effective time management tools can allow instructors to increase student persistence rates. This article provides a brief literature review regarding student persistence and an explanation of the authors' experiences for increasing student persistence, as well as suggestions for further research in the area of student persistence and instructor strategies. Specific skills needed for someone to become a spiritual leader were provided. These skills include self-awareness, self-esteem, effective communication, decision-making acumen, and the ability to promote and engage in healthy conflict. Each of these skills was examined and explained.
Basko, L. & McCabe, C. (2018). Keeping Your Sanity While Keeping Your Students: How Teacher Engagement Can Increase Student Persistence When Teaching Students during Their First College Course. Journal of Instructional Research, 7(1), 119-123.