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Congratulations to Georgia, Ed, Rhonda, and Joanne for an OUTSTANDING presentation! AND congratulations on being completed (or very soon to be complete) with your paper. It's finding that 20-pound bond paper that's a challenge, I'm sure. Anyway, I think I can speak for the bunch of us when I say that you Wowed us and gave us an excellent model to follow. Thank you.

-- Anonymous, May 02, 1999


I would also like to extend my congratulations to Georgia, Ed, Rhonda, and Joanne on a job well done. As I mentioned in class, probably now more than ever your research work and outcomes have some very poignant meaning. If you can extend any words of wisdom on thesis preparation, PLEASE do so.


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-- Anonymous, May 03, 1999

It was great to be part of a group that was always there to encourage and support each other on this journey. Thanks to those who were at the thesis presentation last week. Your presence and interest made our task much easier. It was as though we could not fail with the positive attitudes of fellow cohort members in the audience. I am looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the rest of the thesis presentations. I also want to thank the other three members of my research project who were always supportive and gave me the strength and motivation I needed to keep working to reach the level of excellence we had set as our goal.

-- Anonymous, May 03, 1999

Congratulations ! You did it and you did it well. Hope things go as well for us on Thursday. It is interesting to hear and see final results. We have all had a stake not just in our own research but in everyone elses as well. We have learned a great deal. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

-- Anonymous, May 03, 1999

And....congratulations to Joanne, Georgia, Rhonda, and Ed. It must feel so great to be done with the presentation and to be putting finishing touches on your paper. Your presentation was very professional and very well done. This truly has been an incredible experience for me. I know if I would have taken the traditional route--I would not have the knowledge and understanding that I have at this point. Being a part of this Cohort has been quite an experience for me. I have more confidence and competence and I would not have reached the level of understanding of the educational system had I done this any other way. Thanks to all of you.

-- Anonymous, May 03, 1999

Thank you to everyone for letting us show you what we learned and what needs to be taken into consideration. Hopefully we gave you some food for thought. I agree with everyone that going through the cohort program was a worth while experience and we were able to benefit from it more than we would have in another Master's program. But I believe the positive experiences came from each other, more than the program itself. So thank you cohort for helping me complete my Master's degree and making it such a memorable time.

Thank you Georgia, Joanne and Ronda for making the whole thesis project a very fun and educational experience. It wouldn't have been the same without you three.

My words of wisdom: If you are looking for a good diet program, finish your thesis presentation. I feel 20 pounds lighter now that we are done with ours.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 1999

Hi All! Four down and how many more of us left to finish up our projects?

Georgia, Rhonda, Joanne and proud, very proud of your ITP presentation! It was first class!

I loved Ed's 20 pounds lighter comment. Right now I feel the weight of this project on me..crushing me down..squishing me like a bug! Mel and Wade,will we ever finish? Ever, ever?

-- Anonymous, May 04, 1999

Rhonda, Joanne, Georgia and Ed, that was a truly marvelous presentation! It was so professional and thorough. I am glad you followed your written thesis so closely, it helped me to realize that Sandy and I are on the right track, and the end is in sight. Also, I am looking forward to being 20 pounds lighter, Ed! ( And I've been depending on Slim Fast!)

With regard to the Naturalist Intelligence, I wanted to mention the absolutely wonderful lesson we had on Monday from the Hartley Field Naturalists. They went with us to Lincoln Park for a full two hours, where we looked for signs of spring and did hands on learning about birds, buds, and insects. The children really got an appreciation for birds when they tried to build their own nests! It was great to see the youngsters scurrying through the woods collecting insects. The hardest part was to convince them to let the insects go back to their natural homes, but at the end of the lesson, each child had to find the best home he could for his insect and bring back an empty jar. The kids were so pumped about this lesson, I reccommend it to all of you to do with your classes. The charge was $3.00 per child, and it was worth every penney.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 1999

Congratulations to Rhonda, Joanne, Ed and Georgia for a job WELL done. I can't even imagine being that close to being done. I appreciate you all letting him have a glimpse at my (far off) future. I can't wait to see the rest of the presentations. I have to say that I enjoyed the rest of the evening with the evaluation session. Even though we had already done some group processing, it's always fun to share the positive things about this program with ourselves and others. I feel very lucky to be in THIS cohort. Thanks to all of you for making our group come together like this. Lisa--special thanks to you for sending your fine Spanish students over to help translate in my classroom. They did a GREAT job and my kids enjoyed having them help them!

-- Anonymous, May 05, 1999

Whew, and ahhhhh. It is really a great experience to have completed a project that has been in the works for a complete year! Thank you for your attention and positive comments reagrding our presentation. I remember thinking.....What are we going to say different than we said in October???? Well, once we got started it seemed easy. There was a lot to say, and it seemed like a natural process to do an oral presentation on all of our work. I too, would like to thank my group with whom I have learned so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Georgia, Ed and Joanne. It is an incredible feeling to be able to accomplish what we did, and have fun while doing it.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 1999

I echo what Joanne said -- the presentation was easier because, with so much support in the audience, we could not fail. I am looking forward to learning even more from all of you in these next few weeks. The final haul! I am showing "The Empire Strikes Back" in a free every-other-day period we call Community Time, and we're at the part where Luke is learning from Yoda. Sure made me think of our cohort.

-- Anonymous, May 06, 1999

I am so sorry I missed these presentations! Did anyone videotape? I was with the Denfeld choir as a chaperone on their trip to Branson so I had a good excuse! You folks will all be a tough act to follow!

-- Anonymous, May 11, 1999

You have set the bar very high for the rest of us to follow, but then that's what we learned in the Quality School wasn't it? I am humbled by the talent, tenacity, and tremendous terpsichory of this group!

Hey, with that 20 lb thing...maybe thats what they mean about the paper-You're bond to lose 20 lbs.

You are all the best and I am just glad to be here with you to gather in what you have to offer. Thanks.

-- Anonymous, May 11, 1999

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