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Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying Week #7. This week we are having a discussion about transformative learning experiences, as well as thinking through some of the issues in adult development and how they relate to adult education. We are also continuing our very important conversation on access to both adult education programs and classrooms. One of the most important things we can do as adult educators is to promote welcoming learning environments and this week we are continuing our conversation of how we can do that. The discussion board is now open. There is a somewhat higher requirement for posts this week. Since we have such a small class, our conversations haven’t been quite as robust as I think they can be. So I have upped the requirement of the posts a little bit hoping to inspire more meaningful interactions between peers on the discussion board. As a reminder, the discussion board is our class time each week. In the program we are required, to be certified to give you a Master’s degree here at Buffalo State, to have a set class time class time every week and that time is our discussion board. So please plan to spend about the same amount of time you would spend in a face to face classroom on the online discussion board, and that is about 2 hours and 40 minutes. We also do a personal journal entry, so that can be included as part of that time as well. Speaking of personal journals, this week you will be completing your mid-course review. This gives a chance to reflect on your reading and the work you’ve done in the course to date and to think through what value you found so far in the activities, discussion, papers, and reading that we’ve done. I love getting feedback on the course! Please do not feel you need to censor yourself. This journal is for you, so you should be very honest with yourself about the things that are working really well and if you have any concerns you should feel free to share them. As always, I have office hours this week, today on Tuesday I had them, and I will have them tomorrow on Wednesday 8am-12pm. As always, you are welcome to contact me at any time to set up an alternative time to meet and you are welcome to email me questions or concerns any time, or post them on the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board which is now working in both sections of AED 500. So last week, you received back your Adult Education Definition and Postionality papers. You all should have your scores and detailed comments from both the Writing Coach and myself. I hope you found this detailed feedback to be useful. This paper is generally one of the more difficulty papers in the program, because it’s the first paper you often write and it is scored very strictly for both grammar and APA style, as well as for content. Don’t be discouraged if you struggled with citation or if you struggled for grammar or formatting or APA style. All of this is something we want to catch in the first paper in the program so that you have time to work with our free Writing Coach to improve your writing skills, so by the time that you get ready to do your comprehensive exam for graduation you are ready to pass that exam. We never want to have a student pass all of their courses and then find they are unable to write a passing comprehensive examination. So if you have been referred to the Writing Coach, please take advantage of the free service that we offer for you. Additionally, those APA sources are available in our Assignment Guidelines folder. There’s a link to the Purdue Owl APA guide and the Harvard APA tutorial and there are also videos about plagiarism. As a reminder, plagiarism is a major ethical violation so you must site any words that are not your own using quote marks or a block quote and you must site any idea that is not your own with a reference at the end of the sentence or thought. You should at this point be working on the next paper assignment which is the Site Visit Report. That report is due before spring break, next week on March 22. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this assignment. We will not be using the “Turnitin” drop box and I will not be sending this to the Writing Coach. I will look at this assignment mainly for content and I will give you comments for your APA style and grammar. If you don’t try to APA at all I will take off points. So please do try to use APA style and try to have great grammar and format, but again I will be grading mainly for content in this assignment. I can’t wait to see the site visits you choose to conduct and to see where you choose to go to do your site visit. We will all be learning about each others’ site visits during the discussion when we return from spring break, Week #10. I will post the presentation guidelines for that discussion next week so that you will be able to work on that presentation discussion over spring break. If you choose to so you will actually have over a week to get that discussion post ready, if you would like to work on it early. If not, you’re welcome to work on it the weekend before the discussion begins, as usual. Thanks again for all of your hard work everyone! I hope you have a terrific week and I look forward to reading your mid-course review.
Well my adventure in Altai is over. We are now back on our ___ and we know that we're back on the route home because you come out of the mountain and it's just got just a tiny little bit warmer. Mind you having said that last night it was a bit of a cold snap it sort of plummeted by an extra 10 degrees and we got a bit caught out as did quite a few people because you can't get Artic diesel any more cos ___ because we're too far we're too far south so you can't even get winter diesel but we thought that'd be fine cos the temperatures have been above minus twenty and then last night they dipped well below minus twenty and so we woke to find that we had a frozen tank of of diesel. So we got the blow torch back out and ___ worked his magic and everything was fine but it was a bit of a surprise we went to a ___ adding a little bit of
Well what a view we have as we wake up this morning on the beach of Lake ___ just surrounded by snow and the lake was open open water the sky is clear and but the beach was really icy cos I walked ___ beach is just ___ frozen but absolutely beautiful view. So it was well worth being a little bit chilly this morning for for that experience but we packed up really quick and we've come back down ___ and was just blown away again by how amazing the ___ was it was really challenging driving but absolutely fantastic the scenery around us and coming back up on tiny little road way etched into the cliff face was really fantastic. So we've had a ___ couple of days but you know camping out ___ the last time we camped out last time we camped out it was minus 40 something or other this time it was only minus 20 something rather than ___
My first weigh in....don't get too excited for me; but to quote the crystal life forms of Velara III (Star Trek - Next Generation reference) I am just an "ugly bag of mostly water". Today I'll tell you a little bit more about my new diet, and how I plan to lose 40 pounds.
___ to do lots of jobs before we move on on the next leg. But there was one ___ in particular that was a little bit different on our very first night in ___ sort of 2 weeks ago a man pulled up next to the Defender and got very excited and said I've gotta I've got a Land Rover ___ Land Rover and I'm a mammoth hunter. I said we're really intrigued so we tracked him down today and sure enough in his garage there's a 2010 Land Rover Defender in black and when we spoke to him he says you know I'm a mammoth hunter and he had lots of mammoth bones in his garden he ___ of Siberia and looks for the remains of mammoths it's apparently quite easy to find judging by the amount of bones that he had and he uses them during the summer he has a workshop where people come and carve the bones and that that
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Here you have an easy recipe of Brownies, which I like a lot, and I do it very often. I've also attached a video, which is a little bit different but you can do it in the two different ways ( http://m.youtube.com/results?q=brownie%20recipe&sm=1 ) Also I've attached some photos, so you could know how it has to end!
___ Felicity and it's really late here it's gone midnight and we've just arrived back in ___ after coming up over the mountains with quite a long way to go we've been driving for about 5 hours and the temperature we were down in sort of minus 20's in Tuva but as we've come back to ___ we've come a little bit further North and it's gone a lot warmer. It's only a few degrees ___ zero. So and tomorrow we're heading East we're heading back out to try and find the cold again and we're heading towards another Christmas as well. So cos Christmas Eve is gonna be in a couple of days time so ___ so we really are having a year of ___ and everyone seems in a very good mood yet there's been a lot more hooting at us and waving at us and we evening got our ___ back on the road today which doesn't happen very often. So that was nice and getting thumbs up from people that are driving past. Speak to you again soon. Bye.
Oh Happy New Year. Happy 2014 to you everybody out there for the whole whole team. Hope you had a lovely party. We certainly had a unique new year. We spend our resources in new year in republic of Cuba and a cactus CC and it was it was definitely get interesting as they've got some fireworks and we spent the day in the Cocotel(?) as well that ring a bit about fever and it's really cold here. It's been minus 25 all day. So we successfully shake winter because we've been sort of just a few degrees below zero we crossed the ___ bulk of Russia but now we're going a little bit further South. Fever all ok I'll catch you in a big valley I got mountains on either side of it and it's quite high. So the temperature is just promises and it's not really impressive we can tell this cool out ___ to mountain rangers and make things really really cold. But I don't know first day of 2014 ___
Hi well for the first gosh nearly 2 weeks now we've been heading almost directly east across Russia but today we did something different today we've headed due South for a change from ___ where we were yesterday and so we headed South sort of almost directly for the Mongolian border and we're almost on the same latitude as London now and just coming a little bit South has made this huge difference to the landscape we're seeing around ___ there was quite a lot of snow but only in the last week and then as we headed South we came out of the snow and hit these sort of huge vast planes like grass lands where there was hardly any snow at all and then we kept going kept going South and it changed once again we hit this huge sort of mountain scenery that was really spectacular. The O Jackie Mountains down in the Cocasa(?) Republic because.
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Hi this is Felicity. Well after gosh more than a week of frantic travelling we had a bit of a slow day today. We stayed in Saint Petersburg for the day to give ourselves a chance to look around the city it really is a great time of year to be in Saint Petersburg. It feels very festive. All the ___ are covered in sparking lights and there's Christmas trees everywhere even though for Russia Christmas isn't till the 6th of January so they're a little bit further off from from Christmas than we are. But but it's a very wintery place to be all the rivers that run through the centre of the city are all clogged with lots of ice there's ice breakers moored up right in the centre of the city and we went for a bit of an explore around the Winter Palace which if anybody out there has had history lessons in the UK as a kid you would have been thought about the Winter Palace and it's role in the Russian revolution so it was quite ___