What patterns of student behavior are you seeing in your classrooms today? Are they the same behaviors you’ve witnessed since you were an undergraduate yourself? Or, do you observe attitudes, behaviors, and interactions that make it challenging to engage (and engage with) the current student population?

In order to better understand the attitudes and behaviors of today’s students, it could benefit us to examine patterns that they established while they were in high school—which, of course, can lay the groundwork for their expectations of what college work and life will be like.

In today’s featured video, we’re “rewinding” back to last year’s Course Technology Conference. In this presentation, Beverly Amer discusses current research on college freshmen and offers some practical bridging tools to help students enjoy greater success while becoming more engaged learners.

What strategies help you engage today’s students? Any insights you’d like to share? Post them in the comments.