Boost Persistence with Encouragement

Engage: Engaging Students in Engineering recently published an article, “Boost Persistence with Encouragement,” detailing the importance of faculty feedback towards student retention. “Since faculty comments can make or break a student’s self-perception, a brief encouraging word from you can make the difference between a student switching majors or persevering” (Engage, 2014).

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In the article, Engage highlights two areas of engagement:

  1. Encourage the class as a whole
  2. Encourage an individual student

In both cases, encouragement is seen as a tool to incorporate with evaluation.

Full Article: Boost Persistence with Encourage

To learn more about encouragement strategies in the classroom, please contact the Fisher ITS Helpdesk.

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