Reading Discussion Group

Transitions Study Circle

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Transitions Study Circle
by Laura Prettyman - Sunday, 21 March 2010, 11:50 AM


I want to thank everyone for joining me in this online professional development experience. I'm excited to see how this works out for us! Here's the plan:

Week One

March 22: Meet in Grand Rapids to learn to use the discussion boards.

Read the following articles before Week Two.

Week Two

Post a discussion question based on your assigned article.

Attention Deficits in College Transition Students (Jill, Terri)

Working with Young Adults in College Transition Programs (Sandy, Tracy)

Rethinking Academic Failure to Promote Success (Jean, Laura)

Week Three

Post at least three meaningful comments by April 9, 2010.

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Re: Transitions Study Circle Working with Young Adults
by Sandy Evensen - Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 3:01 PM

I'm posing several questions from Working with Young Adults in College Transition Programs.  Sandy

1. The first paragraph of the article mentions the positive characteristics of being more familiar with technology and higher self-efficacy with young students compared to older adults.  What is your reaction to this idea? 

2. The article mentioned couunseling needs of the younger students.  How would you address the high absenteeism and other barriers exhibited by young students? 

3. What advantages and disadvantages have you observed from working with mixed age students in your classroom?