Two Shocking Insights on Student Retention in Adult Education

Maintaining above average student retention in adult education is hard. So, what's your best strategy?

Keep in mind learners are in search of “better.” Better skills, better connections, and better community. And they also have problems they want solved, so they need to learn skills they will use outside the classroom.  Does your best strategy address these needs?

What I am saying is, student retention in adult education is a serious business. We can't help students that don't want to stay in class. So, how do we get them to stay?

That leads us to two important ideas you need to focus on when working on your student retention strategies.

Let me tell you a story...

You can read more about strategies for better student retention in adult education in my book. It's on Amazon (Paperback: and Kindle version:

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The coach

Teddy Edouard is a Learning Consultant & an Instructional Coach with a passion for Teaching, Learning, and Cognitive Science. He is on a mission to help institutions, teachers, and training professionals maximize the effectiveness of their instructional and non-instructional interventions. Teddy translates adult learning theories and other research into ready-to-use classroom teaching tips and strategies for the benefits of adult learners and instructors.

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