“Get out your cards,” he said to the students, “and put away your phones. It’s time to have some fun.”
Personalized College Teaching is a new approach, but elements of it have been used as long as teaching has existed. The students who excel are almost always the ones who receive personal attention from teachers. The question is how to give this personalized attention effectively and fairly to every student in a large class. Technology has been devised to assist in this contact, but it can lack the personal touch that makes the difference.
The techniques given here are easy to adapt, non-time-consuming and show immediate results, along with the long-term results of improving retention and transfer rates.