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Remaining engaging and encouraging student participation through variety was a key take away. I also had never seen the REFOCUS acronym. I think it is a very useful tool. 

Showing geniune enthusiasm and excitement for your subject can set a positive tone and can encourage the students to be engaged. Being approachable and accessible is necessary for student success. It is aslo important to personalize the student experience by learning and addressing each by name and recognizing and encouraging their successes. 

This course demonstrates the importance of considering students holistically. It charges the instructor with the great responsbility of not only providing subject matter instruction but with engaging the students and meeting them where they are to facilitate their learning and success. The greatest take away for me is being able to successfully adjust for the students' age, motivations for pursuing higher education, and what they need to succeed in their endeavors; be empathetic while remaining professional, being facilitative while preserving the stucture/flow of the course to promote success for all. 

Instructors "attitudes and moods" are reflected upon students and reflected back to their peers.  

I love all of the different ways we have to motivate people.  Also really pay attention to how we deliver content - avoiding the pitfalls of "Um" and "You know" that get in the way of instruction.

I appreciate the acknowledgement of the mid-term slump and varying ways to improve the situation.

I love having the ability and even the encouragement to be fun and creative with my classes!  Funny personal stories related to what you've experienced in the field can be great learning opportunities that don't even feel like learning!

I like the reinforcement of how to handle difficult situations with students - to remain calm, not let the situation escalate, not allow the student to turn class into a personal grip session.  

Student learning is driving by a students motivation which is demonstrated in a variety of ways; self promotion, external pressure, or other reasons. Cater instruction to students by learning their individual motivations and support the student on their learning journey by being engaging and developing a rapport with the student through trust and understanding that you are there to see them succeed.

As facilitator of adult learners you must take the "temperature" of the room and guide through times of high emotion to keep students motivated and reward at continuing their educational journey. 

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