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Old 04-23-2013, 07:10 AM
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At long last I have completed my Master's Thesis!!!!!!!!!!!!

I graduate with an MA on May 11th!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:11 AM
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whoo hoo!!
congratulations!!!

so excited for you!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:12 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:12 AM
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WTG Crystal!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:16 AM
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That's amazing, Congratulations!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:17 AM
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Congratulations!!!

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:26 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

That is such a huge accomplishment and is my ultimate goal!

I am working towards my bachelors now, a LONG way from the pregnant high school drop out I once was!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:31 AM
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CONGRATS! That is a HUGE accomplishment! It must feel great to have finished and reached that goal!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:35 AM
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Thanks ladies!

I have to say, writing that thesis was the hardest thing I have ever done. I did my internship and research at the college for which I am a mentor teacher and there were a lot of "negative" things that I observed there, in the classroom and the child development center.....so it was hard to write about it in a "neutral" tone so as not to mess up any chances I have of teaching there.

It feels SO good to be done with the writing, but I don't think I am done with school.....I feel like I need more, so I am considering either a secong MA or going for my Doctorate
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:35 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

That is such a huge accomplishment and is my ultimate goal!

I am working towards my bachelors now, a LONG way from the pregnant high school drop out I once was!
That's awesome Diva!!!! Congrats!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:41 AM
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Congrats!!!

Most of my family are teachers and I will say they claim the hardest thing is biting their tongues
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:46 AM
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Congrats!!!

Most of my family are teachers and I will say they claim the hardest thing is biting their tongues
Haha! Yeah....this experience almost made me NOT want to teach at the college level. Kids are so much easier to work with than adults
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Haha! Yeah....this experience almost made me NOT want to teach at the college level. Kids are so much easier to work with than adults
Its so funny you say that!

My daughter is going to be a history teacher and all her mentors "school teachers" tell her, go for college level.

They feel that the students actually want to be there and do better then the squirrely highschoolers.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:08 AM
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Congrats! I bet that is a relief! Relax tonight with a nice glass of wine and a bubble bath!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:38 AM
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Congratulations! I know it was hard to do while doing this job, but you are an inspiration to all of us that it can be done if you set your mind to it and work hard.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:41 AM
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Thanks ladies!

I have to say, writing that thesis was the hardest thing I have ever done. I did my internship and research at the college for which I am a mentor teacher and there were a lot of "negative" things that I observed there, in the classroom and the child development center.....so it was hard to write about it in a "neutral" tone so as not to mess up any chances I have of teaching there.

It feels SO good to be done with the writing, but I don't think I am done with school.....I feel like I need more, so I am considering either a secong MA or going for my Doctorate
You go girl!! I'm just getting started (getting my Child Development Permit in August) and will keep going I don't care if I have to continue to take just one evening or online class at a time .
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:44 AM
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Congrats!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:45 AM
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Congratulations Crystal!!!

Definitely time to celebrate!!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:51 AM
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Congratulations!!!

What did you write it on? Is there any way that it can be posted somewhere online so we can read it??? I'd love to read what you have to say!! Or maybe a synopsis??
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:55 AM
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Congrats Crystal!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:08 AM
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WOW, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is a major accomplishment!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:11 AM
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Awesome job Crystal!!!
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Congratulations Crystal!!! You should be proud of all of your accomplishments, you worked hard to get here!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:27 AM
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That is so awesome! What was the topic of your thesis?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:37 AM
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Congrats! What a great accomplishment!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:45 AM
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:21 AM
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Congrats!

I was thinking about doing an MA (I have a BA & BEd). Then my husband did his & I saw how much work it is!!! Not sure I could do that right now.

Greatly admire you for successfully tackling that
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:21 AM
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Congratulations!!!

What did you write it on? Is there any way that it can be posted somewhere online so we can read it??? I'd love to read what you have to say!! Or maybe a synopsis??
The title of my thesis is:

Teaching, Mentoring and Constructing Knowledge: Directions Towards Developing Competent, Reflective, Early Childhood Professionals.

I interned in a college ECE practicum class for one semester, coteaching with a professor, and also worked in my program with student teachers that I mentor. We conducted a Participatory Action Reseach project together, finding ways in which faculty and mentor teachers can support students development of the California ECE competencies and NAEYC best practices. In the end, the thesis ended up not being only about how students develop competency as ECE practitioners, but also about my own development as a teacher of adult students, strengthening teaching strategies of faculty, and building classroom communities/relationships amongst faculty, mentor teachers and students.

The college is due to publish my thesis online some time in June. I will post a link here when it is up!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:34 AM
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:47 AM
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:01 PM
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Congratulations! You are really an inspiration
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:39 PM
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Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment.
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