E-Mail from Instructor Enhances Student Motivation and Attitudes

19 Aug

Sending students a welcoming e-mail prior to the start of class may improve motivation, attitudes toward the instructor, and course retention rates according to a recent article published in Teaching of Psychology, 36: 205-211, 2009. This could be a quick and easy way for instructors to communicate respect and concern for their students before they even enter the classroom.

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