by Course Announcements
Tags: Site Visit Reports, presentations, personal journal entries
Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a terrific spring break! Thank you for turning in your Site Visit Reports. I scored them all within a couple of days, so you should have your scores back. The only exception is the two papers that got caught up in the error on Blackboard. The papers showed in my grade box but unfortunately I couldn’t open them. I did send emails to the two people that need to resubmit their papers. I am so sorry for the inconvenience. I do not control the Blackboard platform so when there’s a problem I have to work through the SUNY Learning Network and often they can’t get me an answer for several days or as in the last couple of cases, they can’t figure out an answer at all. So again, I am really sorry for these technical problems. I do my best to keep everything running smoothly. I promise you these problems bother me as much as they bother you. In the future, if there’s every a problem in the dropbox please just email me your paper- that is not a problem for me at all. I never want you be inconvenienced by these problems with the Blackboard platform. This week we are having an awesome discussion as we are watching and listening to and reading all of you presentations about your many different and interesting sites visit. I really like this week because we are all learning the many career options that are available in Adult Education. The possibilities are really almost endless in what you can do with your Adult Education degree, and I really like giving you all the opportunity to learn as much as you can about the Adult Education opportunities available in the community. The discussion board is open now it will be open until 10pm on Wednesday. Not only will we be engaging with our presentations, but you’ll also be going back to the readings that were done on March 23 to talk about the formal and informal chapters that you choose about these Adult Education providers. Talking about these chapters gives us another opportunity to learn more about the many different options available in the Adult Education field. In addition to our discussion this week, our educational autobiographies are due as a personal entry on Saturday. We’re actually at I believe Part 4 of our educational autobiography. We are moving on from talking about K-12 education to talking about our experiences in undergrad education. I look forward to reading all of your journal responses. Next week we actually have another paper assignment due. This is your Mini Case Study of an International Adult Education Provider. The assignment guidelines are posted in the assignment guidelines folder, and of course you may ask me about this assignment at any time via the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board or by contacting me directly via email. Most of you will do your research for this paper assignment through the Internet. Please very carefully cite all of your sources. Because you’ll be using the Internet I expect much of your paper to include cited material. As we are talking about citation and APA style, I want to remind all of you to keep working on your APA style and to carefully review those APA style guidelines. In the Site Visit papers there were many APA style errors remaining, so I’m going to refer you again back to the Harvard APA style tutorial and the Purdue APA style guide. It is really important that you master APA style during your time in this course so that you are prepared to take the comprehensive examination for graduation in the future. If you have questions about APA style you are welcome to contact me, and you’re also welcome to join the ADE Writing Forum. Any student in the Adult Education program is welcome to join the Writing Forum to work with the Writing Coach on format, grammar and APA style. Please send me an email if you would like to join the Writing Forum. Last but not least, I am finishing up my office hours for today and I will have my regular office hours tomorrow which are Wednesday from 8am-12pm. Next week, I will also have office hours on Tuesday from 8am-9am and Wednesday from 8am-12pm. This weekend I’ll be traveling to Philadelphia for the AERA annual meeting. It is one of the largest and most important conferences in education every year in the United States. It draws scholars from around the country and around the globe and I’ll have the opportunity to share some of my research on high school STEM opportunity structures at the annual meeting. Because I’ll be in Philadelphia I might have a slightly slower response time for email and the “Ask the Instructor” discussion board. However, I promise I will meet my guaranteed 24hours response time. So please, don’t hesitate to send me questions or post questions or concerns on the “Ask the Instructor” board. I think that’s all for this week. Thanks again for all of your hard work! Have a great week and weekend.
by Nikischer Course Announcements
Tags: Presentations, peer feedback, summary posts
Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying the second presentation week! Thank you again to all the presenters and thank you to everyone for providing excellent peer review feedback. I’d like to take a minute to share with you the story of the first time I provide a presentation on a research study and received peer review feedback on it. I had spent several weeks working on a qualitative research study with rural high school students about their perceptions on schooling. I transcribed the interviews, I analyze the data and I presented my findings to my classmates and my professor in my doctoral program. After I did my presentation, my professor said (and my professor is Lois Weis) “Well Andrea that was very interesting, but it certainly wasn’t qualitative research.” My peers then followed up with many very critical questions about my work and I realize I had a lot to learn. It is very important to go through the peer reviewed process when you’re learning how to translate what you have learned about qualitative and quantitative research in reading and in discussion, into a real world project. I promise you it never goes as smoothly as you might imagine, and I certainly did not expect for anyone to present a perfect research project here in 689. I hope you can see the value of doing our presentations and receiving peer review feedback. I know it can be difficult to hear about some of the challenges or difficulties with your work, and I really appreciate you being open-minded to the process. Every researcher that does a valid research project goes through an approval process which involves some level of critique. Even researchers such as a Lois Weis still have to have their work approved by funding agencies, institutional review boards and other interested partners in the research. And that process always, without question, involves some level of critique. So what we are doing in our class these last few weeks is very similar to the real life process of getting a research project approved. I hope you are enjoying it and I hope you are find the process not to painful, and I hope we can all learn a lot form the work that we are sharing with each other. I will post a summary post on each discussion board after each presentation has ended this week, which means tomorrow. On Thursday I will make summary post. I posted them last week on Friday because the discussion ended on Thursday. Please be sure to take some time to read those posts. They’re very short, but they point out what are the most important critiques of the research projects that were presented. I want to make sure you get my take on what the most important parts of our peer reviewed discussions have been. For those of you who are presenters, I do post presentation scores the day after the presentation discussion board is closed. So, be sure to check the Blackboard grade book for your score and comments on your presentations. I have not yet scored the final Literature Review. I’ve been spending time scoring the presentations and I want to make sure I return all of the literature reviews back to you at about the same time. I would like to ask for your patience and I would like to score the final literature reviews next week during the Thanksgiving holiday. Next week, as you know, you don’t have any discussion boards or readings or assignments for this course. I hope you all enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family! During that time, I will have a few days where I can work on scoring your final reviews. I hope to have all those scores given back to you by the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Again, thank you for your patience. I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week’s presentation discussions and I look forward to our continuing work in this course. Thanks everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!
by Connie's channel
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Tags: laughter and tears, daily basis, exhaustion
For me to be in an effective teacher. I believe I need to laugh laugh laugh and then laugh some more. Authorization is not one to trade in to lightly. Ours is not a profession for those who think our work here in today our students play for summer vacation. Ours is a profession which is literally a never ending job if you want to do an outstanding one in the classroom which is outstanding job of course comes exhaustion and so much frustration. This is a job that cannot know whatever they want in which the day flows smoothly. How can it be when you're confronted on a daily basis with over one hundred personality ages twelve to thirteen not to mention those other been throughout the school. This is why laughter is so important. What better way than to deal with the stressful day. Kurt Bonnie just said laughter and tears are best responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh since there's less cleaning up to do after work. I concur with him.
by Josephine's channel
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Tags: positive affirmation, josephine, victoria
My name is Josephine Victoria and I do positive affirmation. So join me here from time to time as you may choose to listen to the kind of talk that will make your life better and listen to the affirmation in the morning when you get up or at night when you're going to bed and trust me. Your life is going to be a lot smoother because they're very common. I hope you like them. Today's affirmation is a walk in my garden. I walk in my garden today. I feel the sun bright upon my face and as I walk I see the colors that are vivid in my garden. Very yellow
by Juliette's Kitchen
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Tags: coconut milk, old baby, smoothie
Hi Welcome to Juliette's Kitchen. Do you ever have those days when you're feeling a bit tired and all you wanted to do is eat junk. Well I'm having of them today. I've got the one year old baby who doesn't sleep very well so sometimes I get quite tired and when I'm tired all I wanna do is eat chocolate. Well there's a way that you can eat chocolate and it not be bad for you so today what I've done is I've made a beautiful chocolate smoothie and it's really hit the spot so how did I make this chocolate smoothie that's ___ well what I did was I used a cup of coconut milk a cup of raw cacao powder and raw cacao powder is filled with magnesium which is great for your heart it also help release a chemical in your brain called anandomine which is a bliss chemical that makes you feel good. It helps with your seratonin levels so raw cacao is so many
by Rev. Vincent X. Shaw, M.Div.
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Tags: perils of the sea, reverend edward, edward hopper
Many times we refer to life ask smooth sailing or speak of rough waters or stormy weather I had in a minute methaporical(?) sense the hymn Jesus savior pilot me was written by reverend Edward Hopper in the 19th when he was a pastor of New York church for mariners(?) while often there in his Parish he experience literal perils of the sea many Christian learned that hymn which speaks methaporically(?) of Jesus guiding through life we call out Jesus savior pilot me over life tempetous(?) sea on known waves before me roll hiding rock and tretierous(?).