Episode 51: How To Significantly Increase Student Retention By Creating A "Culture Of Anticipation"
Think back to when you were a kid. What was something that you looked forward to with great anticipation?
For me it was Christmas morning and my 16th birthday. I remember when I was 6 years old, I knew that I was getting a new bike for Christmas and I literally could not wait.
I also remember how badly I wanted to get my driver’s license when I turned 16. The year between my 15th and 16th birthdays actually felt more like five years.
What about you? Was it a family vacation or a day at an amusement park? Was it the last day of school or a big family picnic on the 4th of July? What was it that you looked forward to with great excitement and anticipation?
Anticipation is a VERY POWERFUL thing in the lives of children.
Anticipation is a VERY POWERFUL thing in the lives of the students at your school.
You can intentionally use the power of anticipation to get kids and families to stay at your school until they graduate. On today’s episode of The Private School Leader Podcast, we are going to discuss How To Significantly Increase Student Retention By Creating A "Culture Of Anticipation".
It is important for school leaders to remember that it costs 7 times more resources (time, money, energy, advertising, recruiting) to enroll a new student than to keep a current student. If you want to increase the student retention rate at your school, be sure to listen to today’s episode.
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