How to Nudge Students Toward Academic Success


Webinar Date: Thursday, February 22, 2~4pm (eastern)

If you are tired of carrying students or sore from trying to push them toward success, then how about trying a better, proven way? Nudge them. Join the growing list of successful and satisfied people who’ve discovered that a nudge is much more effective than a shove.

Academic Nudges from Leonard Geddes on Vimeo.



Are you tired of fighting with students to do the right things? Maybe you’ve employed a number of strategies, but none have proven to be miracle fixes. Well, read on because that miracle might be something as simple as giving your students a little nudge in the right direction.

It’s a new approach, one developed by researchers Richard Thaler and Class Sunstein. The duo blended behavioral economics concepts with Choice Architecture theory to open the world’s eyes to the power of nudging.

Nudges are subtle devices that alter people’s behavior in predictable ways without the people being nudged even noticing, and without changing their available choices. Rather than using counterproductive methods that challenge one’s sense of autonomy, organizations are using nudges to help people make better decisions for themselves and others.

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine includes a study about a hospital that used subtle nudges to decrease its staff’s unhealthy eating choices and increase their selections of nutritious foods. Another instance of “nudge therapy” led to cleaner bathrooms in airports And the City of Chicago, once plagued by car accidents in a certain section of the windy metropolis, is using inexpensive nudges to prevent costly crashes. In each case, people were nudged into making better choices without anyone telling them what to do.

You will learn:

  • Types of academic nudges for your specific learning challenges
  • Why nudges are effective academic tools
  • How to design and execute nudges

Webinar Date: Thursday, February 22, 2~4pm (eastern)

Participants Receive:

  • Live webinar access
  • Webinar video recording
  • Exploring Academic Nudges PDF

Who Should Attend:

  • Professors
  • Learning Center Professionals
  • Tutors
  • Academic Coaches
  • First-Year Program Staff
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Parents
  • Counselors