This week at the Cengage Learning Blog, we’ll be revisiting some of our most popular articles. Today, we’re reviewing a top post that offers practical, proven suggestions for building student interest in your course and helping them become more persistent in their studies.

In her post Connect with Them and They’ll Connect with Class, Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins of Cengage Learning’s Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development and Consulting team shares four suggestions for connecting with students in a way that makes them want to return to class on a regular basis. These thoughtful ideas can inspire you to discover new ways to get, and keep, your students engaged.

To gather additional ideas for encouraging a dynamic learning environment, explore the following posts:

What are your tips for connecting with students in the college classroom? How do you inspire students’ motivation and help them develop persistence? Share your ideas below.