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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:10:27 +0000

 



Adult Ice Breaker Games for the Classroom,...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Adult ice breaker and team building games for the classroom, conference, meeting, or party that will help your students get to know each other.



25 Lies for Playing 2 Truths and a Lie

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Two Truths and a Lie is a favorite classroom ice breaker. We've got a list of truths and lies to get you started.



Make Text or Font Size Bigger or Smaller on...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Learn how to change text or font size, bigger or smaller, on your computer screen and many devices, and save your eyes.



Two Truths and a Lie - Easy Ice Breaker for...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Two Truths and a Lie is a fun and humorous ice breaker for introductions in the classroom, at a meeting, anywhere.



How to Play the Ice Breaker Game People Bingo

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Play People Bingo in the classroom or at a meeting to make introductions more fun or to energize your students. Instructions and game card ideas!



Do You Practice the 5 Principles of Adult...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

The teacher of adults has a different job from the one who teaches children. If you're teaching adult students, it's important to understand the five principles of teaching adults. It's important to know how adults learn.



8 Things You Can Do to Write the Perfect...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Your assignment is to write a personal essay. Do you remember how? You can do it well with these 8 tips for writing a personal essay that shines.



100 Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

People Bingo, or Human Bingo, is one of the most popular ice breaker games for adults in the classroom and at parties. Get ideas for your own game cards. See our entire collection!



How to Write an Essay in 5 Simple Steps

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

You can write an essay in 5 steps, and we'll show you how, including topic ideas and examples.



People Bingo Game Instructions, Cards, Ideas

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

We put all our People Bingo resources into one fun collection for you--rules, how to make your own cards, lots of idea lists. This ice breaker game is perfect for adults in the classroom, at seminars, and at any other gathering of adults.



Marooned - A Classic Ice Breaker that Promotes...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

This ice breaker is a good adult game to play when the people gathered are strangers, and it fosters team building in groups that already work together.



10 Active Ice Breakers That Will Energize Your...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

When your class stops responding to you, wake them up with one of these active ice breaker games for adults in the classroom.



Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Finding GED and high school equivalency info for each state can be difficult. We list the links for each state, plus the test offered by each state.



The 2-Minute Mixer Is a Great Ice Breaker for...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

You've heard of 8-minute dating, where 100 people meet for an evening full of 8-minute dates. We modified the idea for the classroom. Get your students up and mixing. This is a great energizer.



Do You Need to Find Your GED Records? Here's How.

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Where do you get GED records? Every state in the U.S. has official GED records of everyone who earned a GED in that state. Learn where to get a copy of your own GED records or to verify the GED records of a job applicant.



10 Ways to Start Your Lesson Plans Off with a...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Begin lesson plans with a five-minute warm up or ice breaker and help your students focus more quickly on a new topic, open up creative thinking, and apply learning in new ways.



How to Make Your Own People Bingo Cards

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Make your own people bingo cards with these easy instructions.



13 Job Industries Worth Going Back to School For

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

You want to go back to school, but what should you learn? If you're going back to school to get a job, or a better job, go back in one of these high-growth job industries.



How to Make Lesson Plans for Adult Students

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Lesson plans for continuing education are easy to write when you know how. Follow these instructions for easy, effective course design.



10 Ways You Can Study for Your GED or High...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Do you want to study for your GED/High School Equivalency at home? You can. For many, earning a certificate is a private endeavor. If you don't want to attend public adult education classes, you have options.



Ideas for Playing Would You Rather...an Ice...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Need ideas for playing Would You Rather...? We have lists of them! This is a great classroom game for energizing students or inspiring conversation. Come on over!



50 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Need more ideas for your People Bingo cards? You'll find lots of them in our People Bingo Idea List No. 2! See our entire People Bingo collection.



10 Great Ideas for Health-Themed Research Papers

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

How do you choose a health topic for a research paper when there are so many options? We've got 10 great ideas to get you started.



What Are Continuing Education Units or CEUs?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What does CEU mean? What are they, who needs them, and why are they so important to all of us.



Make Sure You Understand Student Expectations...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Expectations are powerful, especially when you're teaching adults. Make sure you know what your students expect with this ice breaker game for adults.



10 Super-Fun Activities for Your First Day of...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Engage the adults in your classroom on the first day of school by choosing one of these 10 fun introductions for the classroom. Students who are engaged faster, learn faster. Printable instructions.



Free Online GED Classes for Adults

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Are there really free GED classes? Yes, there are, but you need to read carefully. We list several totally free online resources for your GED study.



8 Questions to Ask Before Going Back to School

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Should you go back to school? We've got 8 questions to ask yourself.



What Is GED and the GED Test?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What is GED? Learn about what GED is, how to get started, and where to find testing info.



Make Test Prep Fun with These 5 Games

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Help your students with test prep by playing one of these five games for the classroom.



10 Controversial Writing Ideas for Papers About...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Need a topic concerning women for your essay or research paper? We've got 10 good ones to get your creative juices flowing.



50 Fun Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards - List...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

List no. 3 of fun ideas for the People Bingo cards you make yourself for classes, meetings, conferences, or parties. See our collection, plus how to.



Why Your Thoughts Determine Your Future

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Do you know the secret power of the mind? Find out how it can help you succeed in school as an adult student?



What You Should Know About the Computer-Based...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What's on the computer-based GED test? We've got info and resources for you.



25 More Lies for Playing 2 Truths and a Lie

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

We've added another list of lies to get you started playing Two Truths and a Lie. It's a favorite in the classroom for teachers of adults.



The Magic Wand Ice Breaker Works Like a Charm

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

If you had a magic wand, what would you change? This is an ice breaker game that opens minds and energizes your group when discussion is dead.



Can I Take the GED Test Online?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Can you take the GED test online? We have the scoop for you, and lots of resources to help you prep for the GED or high school equivalency test.



Hang Out with Smart Friends and Succeed

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Once you make the decision to go back to school, you want to make sure you'll be successful. We chose 8 ways to be successful at school from Lynn F. Jacobs's and Jeremy S. Hyman's book



Does the Job You Want Require a Professional...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What is professional certification and what's in it for you? Resources for exploring professional job possibilities.



10 Ways to Be the Best Student You Can Possibly...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

You've decided to go back to school. Dare to be the best student you can possibly be. Here are 10 ways to be a great student.



Tap Into People's Life Experiences with This...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Adults bring to your class or meeting room an abundance of life experience and wisdom. Let the power of story enhance your teaching of adults.



Which Three Words Best Describe You? - An Ice...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

If you had to describe yourself in three words, which three would you choose? Learn more about the people in your classroom.



10 Steps for Resolving Conflicts Anywhere

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

These 10 steps to conflict resolution will help you keep peace in the corporate office, the classroom, and in your personal life.



Would You Rather Is the Adult Ice Breaker With...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Would you rather find true love or win the lottery? This game is perfect for adults in the classroom. Printable instructions and lots of ideas.



5 Things That Make it Easier to Go Back to...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Do you worry about paying for school, finding time for studying, and managing the stress of going back to school? We have 5 tips to make it easier.



Tips for Managing Disruptive Students in the...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Teaching adults can be challenging if you've got a student who is consistently disruptive. Learn some effective classroom management techniques.



Where In the World Is a Great Ice Breaker for...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

The more technology brings us together, the smaller the world becomes. Where in the world is the perfect ice breaker activity for groups of adults.



Review for Tests with a Paper Snowball Fight

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

A snowball fight in the classroom is pure fun, and it's also a great way to introduce students or review a topic. Using paper from your recycle bin makes it even better.



25 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

People Bingo is the most popular classroom ice breaker game for adults. Modify it for your next girls' night out with this easy-to-make game card.



What Is SMART and How Do I Write SMART Goals?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Write your goals in the SMART way and you have a much better chance of achieving them. We show you how to do it the Peter Drucker way.



Do You Make These 5 Common Grammar Mistakes?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Which one do you use: 1. Me and Tim/ Tim and I. 2. We Was/We Were. 3. Had Ran/Had Run. 4. She Don't/ She Done. 5. It's Broke/It's Broken. Why?



The Approach to the Inmost Cave in the Hero's...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

The hero has adjusted to the special world and goes on to seek its heart, the inmost cave. She is torn apart by challenges and must use every lesson learned.



Knowing the Archetypes of the Hero's Journey...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Carl Jung called archetypes the ancient patterns of personality that are the shared heritage of the human race. An understanding of these forces is one of the most powerful elements in the storyteller’s toolbox.



Ice Breakers for Corporate Meetings

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Use an ice breaker at the opening of a corporate meeting--large or small--and people will be more comfortable and effective. We have five good choices.



This Party Game for Adults Is Guaranteed to...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Table Topics make a wonderful classroom game for adults. Use them any time you want to stimulate creative thinking and meaningful conversation. We'll show you how.



Energize Your Classroom with this Brainstorming...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

A brainstorm race is a great way to review topics you've already covered, and have some energizing fun in the process.



People Hate This Icebreaker So Much They Will...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

You may have people in your group who hate the name game so much they wil still remember names two years from now! This ice breaker works.



How Hard Is the HiSET High School Equivalency...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Several states in the United States offer students seeking a high school equivalency certificate a choice of tests. How hard is the HiSET exam? We'll tell you.



Get Your GED or HSE with This List of Resources...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Get your GED/HSE with help from this list of resources and tips about the GED, from state requirements to what's on the new computer-based test.



Free Online GED Practice Tests

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Practice tests are one of the very best ways to prepare for the real thing. We list 10 places to find free GED practice tests.



Find Out if Your Adult Students Are in School...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Use this ice breaker to learn why your adult students are in back in the classroom. Are they changing their path in life?



Beach Ball Buzz - The Perfect Summer Ice Breaker

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Have a little beach fun without leaving your classroom. Beach Ball Buzz can be as fun as you choose depending on the questions you write on the ball. Make them related to your topic or completely frivolous and fun.



Do You Have These Crucial Skills for Teaching...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Are you ready to teach your adult education class? We've got 5 crucial skills to help you, and lots of supporting information.



What Is Adult Education? The Wide Range of...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What is adult education? So many adults are returning to the classroom that the term adult education has become somewhat confusing.



What Is Adult Learning?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

How is adult learning different from traditional learning? Knowing the principles of adult learning can make going back to school easier, whether you're going back for your GED, degree, continuing education, or personal development.



10 Party Games that Will Energize Your Adult Ed...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Is a party game appropriate in the classroom? If it isn't raunchy and you use it as an energizer, it can be. The trick is to choose an ice breaker that won't drive your adult students out of the room, but will energize them. Printable instructions.



How to Read Faster and Have More Study Time as...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

If your studies as an adult student involve a lot of reading, how do you find the time? You learn to read faster with these 10 easy tips.



The Hero's Journey - The Call to Adventure and...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

In the second part of the hero's journey, the hero is presented with a problem or challenge. For readers to be involved, they need to know the stakes.



5 Ways Ice Breakers Will Make You a Better...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

There are five good ways to use ice breakers in the classroom that will make you a better teacher of adult students.



A GED Does Not Make You a Loser - 25 Celebritie...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

If you think earning a GED makes you a loser, take a look at our list of celebrity dropouts who earned a GED. You, too, can be successful with a GED.



25 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards -...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

People Bingo, or Human Bingo, is one of the most popular ice breaker games for adults in the classroom and girls' nights out. Get ideas for your own game cards. See our entire collection.



Can You Trust Online GED and High Schools?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

How do you know which online GED and high school diploma websites are trustworthy? Don't get scammed.



Paper Topic Ideas for Your Next Essay or...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Need an idea for your next writing project? We'll keep adding to our collection of writing ideas for essays, research papers, speeches, anything!



The Hero's Journey - Crossing the Threshold -...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

The hero, armed with gifts from a mentor, agrees to face the journey. This is the crossing from the ordinary world into the special world.



Do You Know Your Learning Style and How to Use...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What's your learning style? Find out with our collection of learning styles inventories.



Play This Game to Inspire Creativity

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Creative students excel. Play a game in the classroom that helps your students be creative. Based on Al Beck's Imaginative Symbol-Association, or I S-A (eye-say).



All About GED Prep - Online Help, Courses,...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

This is your GED/High School Equivalency overview, with info about prep, online resources, courses, practice, and the big test - everything you need to know.



Why the Mentor Is an Important Role in...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

When you see a wise old man or woman in a story, think mentor. The mentor is an important part of satisfying stories and the hero's journey.



The Hero's Journey - The Resurrection and...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

The resurrection is the climax of the story, the last dangerous meeting with death. Upon the hero's return with the elixir, life is truly changed.



What's on the GED Test - Reasoning Through...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Be ready for the GED language arts test, which replaced the GED reading and writing tests.



What Is Andragogy and Who Needs to Know?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What is andragogy? If you teach adults, it's important to understand the principles of adult education espoused by Malcolm Knowles.



The Hero's Journey - The Reward and the Road Back

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

The hero seizes the sought-after prize, the reward, and starts on the road back home. But the journey home will not be easy.



Learning Ideas for Students with an Auditory...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

If you learn best when you hear something first, if you would rather listen to a book than read it, this list of auditory learning style ideas is for you.



What's On the New 2014 GED Mathematics Test?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What's on the new 2014 GED mathematical reasoning test? Find out what kind of questions to expect and how much time you'll have.



8 Affordable Gift Ideas for Adult Students

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Need affordable gift ideas for the adult student in your life? Don't have a lot to spend? We've got 8 affordable gift ideas for students.



Why Adult Students Should Understand the Hero's...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Do you know the elements that make stories satisfying? Understanding the hero's journey is important for both writers and readers.



How To Write a Learning Contract and Realize...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Write a learning contract with yourself, comparing current abilities with desired abilities, and determine the best strategy for bridging the gap.



Do You Know When to Capitalize Words?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Do you know when to capitalize words? There are only three times when you use uppercase letters. Capitalizing the wrong words can give people the wrong impression of your writing ability.



10 Places to Research Your Paper: Including and...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Research beyond the Internet and your paper will stand out. We've listed 10 places you should consider as research sources, including the Internet.



12 Things You Should Do to Earn Your College...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

If you wish you had your college degree, stop wishing. Follow these steps, no matter how old you are, and get started on, or complete, your degree.



How Hard Is the TASC High School Equivalency...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

How hard is the TASC high school equivalency test? Jinhee Noh spells it out for you.



The Importance of the Ordeal in the Hero's...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

The ordeal is a critical moment in every story. The hero stands in the deepest chamber of the inmost cave and faces a confrontation with his greatest fear.



Is Taking a Massive Open Online Course, or...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What are the pros and cons of MOOCs? We culled pros and cons of massive open online courses from Nathan Heller's article for The New Yorker, Laptop U.



Make Sure You Have the Computer Skills You Need...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Do you have the six computer skills you should have to excel in school as an adult student or to get a better job?



What Is the Ordinary World in the Hero's Journey?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

The hero's journey begins with the hero in the ordinary world, going about ordinary life, except that something isn't quite right.



What Is Asynchronous Learning? Synchronous...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What is the difference between asynchronous and synchronous learning? We'll tell you.



What Is Experiential Learning?

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

You've probably heard people talk about experiential learning. What is it exactly? We'll tell you.



Learning Ideas for Students with a Visual...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

Are you a visual learner? Do you know all of the learning techniques that will help you learn faster and better. We made a nice, long list for you.



The 2014 GED Social Studies Test

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

What's on the 2014 GED social studies test? Find out what you need to know and how much time you'll have to take the test.



This Fun Icebreaker Uses the Pictures on Your...

2016-09-30T11:10:27Z

A picture is worth a thousand words. Almost everyone has a photo or two in their wallet or on their phone. Put them to work in your adult classroom.