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you are building background for engaging effectively with learners as an adult educator. Depending on the setting in which you work, your contact with learners may involve just a few hours, a day, or several weeks or months together. Regardless of how long you work with any group of adult learners, one goal is universal-to get off to the right start.
For this Discussion, consider what constitutes “the right start” for you as an adult educator. Take a practice run in planning the first minutes with a group of adult learners. Place yourself in a specific setting in which you would like to work. Imagine a group of adult learners within that setting. Now imagine introducing yourself to that group. What would you share to communicate your expectations and to anticipate learners’ expectations of you? What do you need to know about these adult learners to work with them and help them work together most effectively, and why?
Post the following:
A description of the setting and the learners you imagined
How you will break the ice
Two practices you will use to get know these learners
What getting off to “the right start” means to you