Exit Interviews With Students: The Value of 5 Minutes

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Essie Childers, Professor at Blinn College, made a blog post entitled “The Value of 5 Minutes” on the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Cengage Learning Striving for Excellence site and uploaded a podcast about the interviews she does with her students.  She spends 5 minutes talking with each of her students during the semester.  She has varied the time in the semester when she does this.  She is looking to see how the students are doing, discuss their progress in her class, encourage them, and to get valuable feedback on her class.  She has come to the conclusion that there are a lot of things she can do in just 5 minutes, and this is one of the most valuable.

The blog post is available here.  The video is available below.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.

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