Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies that Work

Megna Online Seminar

Are you prepared for students who aren't?

It's happening at every institution: more and more students are arriving on campus without the tools they need to succeed in college. They lack skills; often they lack motivation; some just don’t seem to “get” that college takes hard work and commitment.

You see it in reading assignments that go unread … homework that’s poorly done, or not done at all … course assignments that are sloppy and incomplete. And, sadly, what you see next is students dropping out. You don’t have to sit by and watch that happen, though. You can intervene with corrective guidance that will help get unprepared students better aligned with the demands and expectations of college.

In a new online seminar, Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies that Work, you’ll discover a host of valuable practices and techniques to help you do just that.

Led by Ken Alford, Ph.D. and Tyler Griffin, Ph.D., of Brigham Young University, this seminar will introduce proven strategies that will help you do the following:

  • Engage students
  • Gain student commitment to performing at a college level
  • Guide students to the right choices and habits in their coursework
  • Encourage students to embrace ideas of accountability and personal responsibility

You’ll get ideas you can apply right now in your classroom. You’ll be able to confidently help students who otherwise face an uphill battle to stay in school and realize their dream of a college education.

In addition to helping students, you’ll be helping your institution with the critically important issue of retention, while enjoying the personal satisfaction inherent in effective pedagogy.

Register for this event






Killam Library, Room B400



Additional Information

As a member of our campus community you have this valuable professional development resource available at no cost to you. Active Magna Commons subscribers also receive a 50% discount to register for live seminars, or to order previously held seminars on CD Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

To learn more and activate your Megna Commons account, visit http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/resources/Magna.html


Michelle Soucy, Communications and Event Planning Officer
Centre for Learning and Teaching
Tel: (902) 494-6641
Email: clt@dal.ca