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Be Prepared for the Unique Challenges of Teaching Online - Affordable Quality Writing

Be Prepared for the Unique Challenges of Teaching Online - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Teaching online may seem appealing because of the perception of convenience and the availability of jobs when compared to traditional colleges and universities. It may also seem easy to teach a class online when a course shell has already been developed and a syllabus provided for you.
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Be Prepared for the Unique Challenges of Teaching Online, Helpful Advice & Strategies from an Online Professor Dr. J

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Cultivate Engaging Online Class Discussions With Guided Anchors - Affordable Quality Writing

Cultivate Engaging Online Class Discussions With Guided Anchors - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it

Online class discussions can be very rewarding but also time-consuming for the online instructor. This is especially true when there is a large class-size, a complex course topic, the instructor is an adjunct and has many other responsibilities, or it is the first time the instructor has taught the course.

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Cultivate Engaging Online Class Discussions With Guided ANCHORS – A New Instructional Strategy Written by an Online Instructor

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Strategies Online Students Need to Develop and Sustain Motivation - Affordable Quality Writing

Strategies Online Students Need to Develop and Sustain Motivation - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
 
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Strategies Online Students Need to Develop and Sustain Motivation – Written by an Online College Professor, Dr. J

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Developing Emotional Self-Control for Online Students - Affordable Quality Writing

Developing Emotional Self-Control for Online Students - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
At any given moment it is possible to experience a wide range of feelings, such as anticipation, fear, excitement, dread, or happiness. The resulting emotions have an ability to uplift us or bring us down. What we feel often determines how we react and then take action. In an academic environment there is an expectation of emotional control.
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Developing Emotional Self-Control for Online Students by Dr. J – A Three Step Process Students Can Use Now to Manage Emotions

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2014: Improved Year Resolutions for Lasting Changes - Affordable Quality Writing

2014: Improved Year Resolutions for Lasting Changes - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
  It is January and a brand new year has begun. This is a time that often prompts reflection and for many an annual rite of passage known as New Year's resolutions begins. What happens to those resolutions in approximately 8 to 10 weeks?
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2014: Improved Year Resolutions for Lasting Changes. Take a Proactive Approach to Create New Outcomes this Year – by Dr. J

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What It Means to Be an Online Graduate Student - Affordable Quality Writing

What It Means to Be an Online Graduate Student - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why someone would choose to pursue an online graduate degree but for many the primary reason is often related to their career.
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Dr. J Offers Important Advice: What It Means to Be an Online Graduate Student. Learn about the expectations and acquire strategies you can use now.
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A Decision-Making Process Every Student Can Use - Affordable Quality Writing

A Decision-Making Process Every Student Can Use - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Almost every action taken by a student is the result of a decision. Some decisions are made quickly, others are a reactive response, and some decisions are complex and require purposeful thought.
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A Decision-Making Process Every Student Can Use: Make well-informed decisions through a focused decision-making process. Strategies for students by Dr. J

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Students: Jumpstart Your Participation in Online Discussions

Students: Jumpstart Your Participation in Online Discussions | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
The use of discussion questions has become a staple for online classes because it allows instructors to monitor students' engagement in the class and it is designed to encourage collaboration among students.
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Dr. Provides Tips for Students: Jumpstart Your Participation in Online Discussions

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Communicating Effectively As an Online Student

Communicating Effectively As an Online Student | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Online students have a unique opportunity available to them for communicating with their instructors because most are easily accessible by email or other forms of communication that have been made available.
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Communicating Effectively As an Online Student –Students must learn how to communicate effectively in the online environment so they can build productive working relationships and receive the assistance they need. A new article by Dr. J

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The Heart of Appreciative Andragogy: An Innovative Online Teaching Strategy

The Heart of Appreciative Andragogy: An Innovative Online Teaching Strategy | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Online or distance learning has made education accessible to students who might not otherwise have access to any other options.
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Dr. J's New Book, Now Available in Paperback. Read the origins of this book and learn more about: The Heart of Appreciative Andragogy - An Innovative Online Teaching Strategy

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Start a New Online Class with the Right Mindset - Affordable Quality Writing

Start a New Online Class with the Right Mindset - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Starting an online class usually marks the beginning of a new academic adventure, one that is a result of careful planning and a desire to learn something new.
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Start a New Online Class with the Right Mindset by Dr. J. The most important indicator of success for a student is the mindset they begin with and maintain throughout the course.

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Appreciative Andragogy – An Exciting New Instructional Strategy - Affordable Quality Writing

Appreciative Andragogy – An Exciting New Instructional Strategy - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Affordable Quality Writing is a Missouri-based company that offers professional writing services, career searching assistance, and resources for adult educators in online classroom facilitation.
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Appreciative Andragogy – An Exciting New Instructional Strategy for Online Educators. Read more about Dr. J's work.

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With Fall's Arrival It's Time to Make Changes

With Fall's Arrival It's Time to Make Changes | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Fall has officially arrived and for many people they are beginning to notice seasonal changes. It is natural to feel a sense of reflection with any new season and now is the time to leverage these feelings to make changes in your life or career.
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With Fall's Arrival it's Time to Make Changes – Look Forward to What You Can Accomplish in Your Career or Your Life. Plan for New Results with Inspiring Words from Dr. J

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Learn Critical Thinking by Overcoming Challenges and Gaining Rewards - Affordable Quality Writing

Learn Critical Thinking by Overcoming Challenges and Gaining Rewards - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it

One of the most important skills that a student is expected to learn and demonstrate is the use of critical thinking. This is a skill that is emphasized in both primary and postsecondary or higher education as a necessary life skill.

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Learn Critical Thinking by Overcoming Challenges and Gaining Rewards – One of the most important skills that a student is expected to learn and demonstrate, by Dr. J

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Develop a Mindset for Success with Your Next Job Interview - Affordable Quality Writing

Develop a Mindset for Success with Your Next Job Interview - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it

  The process of preparing for a job interview may involve a time of stress, indecision, and self-doubt. A successful interview occurs as the result of meaningful interactions between you and the potential employer, which happens when you are prepared, confident, and self-assured.

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Develop a Mindset for Success with Your Next Job Interview – Be Prepared & Overcome Fears

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Developing Peak Performance for Optimal Results As an Online Student - Affordable Quality Writing

Developing Peak Performance for Optimal Results As an Online Student - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it

As an online student you know how much work is required every week to meet all of the requirements. Over time you develop routines that allow you to accomplish tasks quickly; however, that does not always mean you are performing at your full capacity.

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Developing Peak Performance for Optimal Results as an Online Student by Dr. J – A Useful Strategy to Turn Hard Work into Your Best Results

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Educators: Become an Advocate for Your Online Students - Affordable Quality Writing

Educators: Become an Advocate for Your Online Students - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
An online educator has many roles to fulfill for each class. They must provide guided instruction and meaningful feedback, manage and control classroom conditions, and facilitate the learning process.
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Educators: Become an Advocate for Your Online Students. Develop a student-centered mindset and take a page from a physician's approach, by Dr. J
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7 Success Statements You Need Every Day - Affordable Quality Writing

7 Success Statements You Need Every Day - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
There are countless books and articles that have been written about success and many of them tell the reader about the key ingredients that are necessary to experience some level or measure of success.
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7 Success Statements You Need Every Day – Not Just Affirmations but the Development of a Mindset for Success, by Dr. J

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Students: Don't Forget You are In Class to Learn - Affordable Quality Writing

Students: Don't Forget You are In Class to Learn - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
It seems like a fairly obvious reminder for students to tell them that the purpose of taking a class is to learn.
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Dr. J reminds Students: Don't Forget You are In Class to Learn. How to overcome habitual habits that can stagnate academic growth and welcome change.

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Addressing the Online Student Who Seems to Lack Motivation - Affordable Quality Writing

Addressing the Online Student Who Seems to Lack Motivation - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Every online instructor hopes that they will have a class full of highly engaged and motivated students.
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Addressing the Online Student Who Seems to Lack Motivation by Dr. J.  -Don't let your online students fall under the radar and disengage.

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Do Online Students Need Good Grades? - Affordable Quality Writing

Do Online Students Need Good Grades? - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Children are taught while growing up that going to school means striving to earn good grades. As an adult, especially a new online student, grades are often the initial focus because it is a tangible result.
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Dr. J asks and then answers: Do Online Students Need Good Grades? Tips for students to develop a new perspective about grades. 

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Communicating Effectively as an Online Student - Affordable Quality Writing

Communicating Effectively as an Online Student - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Online students have a unique opportunity available to them for communicating with their instructors because most are easily accessible by email or other forms of communication that have been made available.
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Communicating Effectively as an Online Student – Avoid leveraging anonymity when communicating with your instructors.

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The Heart of Appreciative Andragogy: An Innovative Online Teaching Strategy - Affordable Quality Writing

The Heart of Appreciative Andragogy: An Innovative Online Teaching Strategy - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Affordable Quality Writing is a Missouri-based company that offers professional writing services, career searching assistance, and resources for adult educators in online classroom facilitation.
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The Heart of Appreciative Andragogy: An Innovative Online Teaching Strategy by Dr. J - The phrase appreciative andragogy was born as a means of bringing appreciative inquiry to the online classroom.

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What it Really Means to Stay the Course - Affordable Quality Writing

What it Really Means to Stay the Course - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
Have you ever look back at your life or career and asked how did I get here? Or perhaps you've questioned if either one should be different right now.
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Dr. J believes it is better to accept the course and all of its challenges. Never accept the present as the final outcome. Make a new course and create a new result.

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Teaching Students to Write with a Voice of Authority - Affordable Quality Writing

Teaching Students to Write with a Voice of Authority - Affordable Quality Writing | Adult Education News and Features | Scoop.it
As an educator, reviewing students' papers can be rewarding, interesting, and frustrating all at the same time.
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What educators need to help students improve their writing: Teaching Students to Write With a Voice of Authority

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