International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Successful Classroom Techniques to Engage First-Year College Education Students


This paper is a reflection of successful classroom techniques for engaging first-year college education students. The authors pose that the traditional model of lecturing is not sufficiently engaging for first-year college education students. Through reflection, the authors aim to provide techniques for first-year college education students' retention and engagement. The provided techniques include a digital program orientation, a student panel discussion, an experiential learning activity, and a teambuilding and collaboration strategy. The authors conclude that the provided classroom techniques increased first-year college education students' retention rates by understanding the programs, sense of belonging, and classroom engagement.