Ep 18 - Students Aren't Even Showing Up! The Single Most Powerful Factor Affecting Your Ability to Address Lower-Than-Usual Student Engagement During the Pandemic

If you are like most college educators in the U.S. who have been teaching during the pandemic, you're experiencing a very particular challenge when it comes to teaching your classes:

Students aren’t showing up!

The lack of recent student engagement has educators feeling helpless and stuck.

They are asking:

  • What do I do when my students aren’t doing any of the work?
  • How do I respond to the students who do complete their work, but who submit it at the last minute, and clearly didn’t pay attention to what the assignment asked of them?
  • What do I do about the record number of students at risk of failing my class?
  • How do I deal with all the students who don’t show up???

As an educator devoted to helping other college educators to become outstanding class facilitators, I find myself therefore asking:

How can we get more students to show up to class, pay attention, and do the work, so that facilitating a meaningful classroom experience is even possible?

Few things in life have a single, simple solution.

But this one, my friends, I am pleased to report... does.

That's right. I believe there is one single factor that determines whether or not your students are likely to show up and engage. 

In today’s episode of Let’s Talk Facilitation, I share with you a powerful factor–the number one most vital factor–you must have if there is any hope for getting your students to show up and engage enthusiastically with your activities.

If you're among the countless educators who have been experiencing lower-than-usual student engagement, you’re not going to want to miss this one!


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