Train your employees with a tap of a smartphone
Powerpoints have been the staple of new employee training, but what if they could be more effective…more interactive. Ask questions, receive more answers: when orienting new employees to your company, many suggest asking questions. But why call on just one person? Instead, you could have new hires write their answers on a slip of paper, →
3 Ways to Increase Attendance
Importance of high attendance is sometimes underrated in the education system. In recent blog posts we discussed attendance policies in college and how faculty might benefit from high attendance. Instructors only gain from higher attendance which can help improve retention as well. Here are three ways to increase attendance in your classrooms. Techniques to increase attendance will →
Student Attendance Matters – what can we all do?
Students come to an educational institution for learning. Be it higher education or K-12, student attendance does matter at every stage! Parents, Instructors, School Administration, they all have a responsibility when it comes to student attendance. Let us throw some light on the actions each stakeholder can take to improve attendance at their institutions: Students: →
How to Conduct Effective Lectures for New Age Learners
An educator’s role is more than simply transfer of information and knowledge, but also to ensure students understand, apply and create from this knowledge. One way this can be done is by turning lectures from one sided orations to discussions, debates and more two way question-answers. Here are a few ways to make your lectures →
3 Ways Anonymous Student Participation can Improve Learning
Every teacher knows that no two students are the same. As easy as it is to judge a class based on its most responsive participants, it is equally difficult to work on the introverted students. For such students to participate and take back from a class discussion, why not give them tools to have a →
3 Ways to Make an Active Learner Out of a Passive Observer
According to Late Dr. Mel Silberman, “Lectures put participants in a position of sustained, passive listening. Learning, unfortunately is not an automatic consequence of pouring information into another person’s head. It requires the person’s own mental processing. Therefore, lecturing by itself will never lead to real learning.” The road to creating an ideal classroom for →
Use Student Feedback to become a Better Teacher
One of the most High-Powered tool for evaluating teaching and methods is the feedback from the students. It is well believed that students who are active in the class are not necessarily the students who have grasped the concept and not all students who comprehend the concept are equally as participative. nClass comes as a →
Attendance and Learning
Educators and students around the globe, debate the matter of attendance policies in educational institutions. Is mandatory attendance a contributor to learning or does it have none or adverse implications on learning outcomes? Instructors and Institutions expect students to attend class. Research has shown a positive correlation between student attendance and their grades. Students are →
High Classroom Attendance: a bonus for the teachers!
Student attendance is usually regarded as a unilateral academic construct, affecting only students and their learning process. However, attendance, because of the irrevocable connection between students and educators, is beneficial for the faculty as well! Faculty members spend a lot of time and effort preparing for class. A class full of students who are engaged, →
The Right to Skip Class in College – Hit or Miss?
With the education system evolving to accommodate a student’s demands more perceptively, attendance is an often discussed area. While some instructors have a formal structure of a minimum percentage criteria and grade points allocated to attendance, others have relativity lax policies and leave the issue of attendance to the student’s prerogative. This diversity in attendance →