We recently attended a fabulous day of faculty development at West Tennessee Business College. Michael Brandwein, an Emmy Award winning author and speaker, entertained and taught a room of eager faculty and staff. The focus of his teaching was on engagement strategies for learners — how to make the classroom as engaging as possible.
The transformation tools were incredible — simple to implement and it was easy to see how these tools will make the classroom more engaging and improve learning outcomes.
The real magic for me, however, was in the simple tools that Michael shared to help students see that a JOB was the desired outcome of their time in school. Simple things, like saying, “we want you to attend class because your employer will want you to attend work — this is preparation for a JOB, not just school.”
How are you working with your faculty to ensure that their language not only engages students, but also sets student expectations and engages them, from day one, in thinking about the end goal — a career!