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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:12:38 +0000

 



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Adult Ice Breaker Games for the Classroom,...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



25 Lies for Playing 2 Truths and a Lie

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



Save Your Eyes: How to Change Font Size

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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!



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



What Is GED and the GED Test?

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



How to Write an Essay in 5 Simple Steps

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



Do You Practice the 5 Principles of Adult...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



The 2-Minute Mixer: A Great Ice Breaker for...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Like speed dating, here's a game to get your students up and mixing and getting to know each other.



How to Make Lesson Plans for Adult Students

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



100 Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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!



5 Things You Should Do Before Starting Your...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

You've chosen an online course and are waiting for it to start. Follow these five organization tips and be ready to learn when your class starts.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



The Magic Wand Ice Breaker Works Like a Charm

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



People Bingo Game Instructions, Cards, Ideas

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



10 Active Ice Breakers That Will Energize Your...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



10 Great Ideas for Health-Themed Research Papers

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



13 Job Industries Worth Going Back to School For

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Gift Ideas for Adult Students - Graduation,...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Do you have an adult student on your gift list? We have lots of ideas for you, from expensive to stocking stuffers, including last-minute homemade ideas.



10 Controversial Writing Ideas for Papers About...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



Free Online GED Classes for Adults

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Marooned - A Classic Ice Breaker that Promotes...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Ice Breakers for Corporate Meetings

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Review for Tests with a Paper Snowball Fight

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Make Test Prep Fun with These 5 Games

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



What Are Continuing Education Units or CEUs?

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



How to Make Your Own People Bingo Cards

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Make your own people bingo cards with these easy instructions.



10 Steps for Resolving Conflicts Anywhere

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



Why Your Thoughts Determine Your Future

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



50 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Does the Job You Want Require a Professional...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



Free Online GED Practice Tests

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



The TASC Test - High School Equivalency Exam

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Learn more about the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), an alternative in some states to the GED Test.



Tips for Managing Disruptive Students in the...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



Do You Have These Crucial Skills for Teaching...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



25 More Lies for Playing 2 Truths and a Lie

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



8 Questions to Ask Before Going Back to School

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



8 Affordable Gift Ideas for Adult Students

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

So many adults are returning to the classroom that the term adult education has become somewhat confusing. Here are a range of definitions.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



How to Get What You Want, for Free

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Do you know how to get what you want? 11 articles that will show you how to get what you want, for free!



8 Motivations to Create the Life You Want

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

It's easy to get stuck in a routine, but is that the life you want? Be inspired to change your life with 8 motivations to create the life you want.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



What Is SMART and How Do I Write SMART Goals?

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



5 Ways to Practice Taking the GED Test

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Find good places for GED practice before you sit down to take the test. GED practice doesn't have to be scary. Here are 5 ways to get helpful GED practice.



Make Sure You Understand Student Expectations...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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!



What Is Adult Learning?

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Do You Make These 5 Common Grammar Mistakes?

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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?



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



This Party Game for Adults Is Guaranteed to...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



8 Gift Ideas for the Nontraditional Student on...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Gift ideas for the nontraditional student in your life abound, and they don't have to cost a lot unless you want them to.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Christmas Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Playing People Bingo during the holidays? We have Christmas ideas for your bingo cards.



How to Write a Research Paper That Earns an A

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Your assignment is to write a research paper. Do you know how a research paper differs from other papers, say an essay? We show you how in 10 steps.



25 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Play If You Won the Lottery to Get to Know the...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Money is pretty powerful. Use it as an ice breaker to help the adults in your group get to know each other by playing If You Won the Lottery.



Hang Out with Smart Friends and Succeed

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



Do You Have the 10 Study Skills Every Adult...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Ten study skills for the adult returning to school. Make it easier to balance school, life, work by incorporating these 10 study skills.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Paper Topic Ideas for Your Next Essay or...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



How Hard Is the HiSET High School Equivalency...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



What Is the Hero's Journey? - A Complete...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Find out why the elements of the hero's journey make stories more satisfying. Use them writing stories and reading stories of all kinds.



The 2014 GED Social Studies Test

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Are You Ready to Go Back to School as an Adult?

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Are you going back to school as an adult? Are you ready? Find out. We've got lots of great stuff for you.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Why the Mentor Is an Important Role in...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



How To Write a Learning Contract and Realize...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Can I Take the GED Test Online?

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Can You Trust Online GED and High Schools?

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Take Our Listening Test and Improve Your...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Listening is a study skill most of us take for granted. Test your listening skills and then start practicing active listening in the classroom. It's where your studying begins.



Gift Ideas that Give the Adult Student a Study...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

When most of your time is spent balancing school, work, and life, a break from it all can be the best gift of all for adult students. We have 5 ideas.



Never Forget a Name With This Icebreaker

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

You may have people in your group who hate the name game so much they will still remember names two years from now! These icebreakers work.



How Hard Is the TASC High School Equivalency...

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



Beach Ball Buzz - The Perfect Summer Ice Breaker

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Beach Ball Buzz can help people open up and get to know each other with these probing questions.



Links to Adult Education Info in Delaware

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

Delaware has an abundance of resources available to help adults learn. It's truly impressive. We've gathered a list for you. If you're an adult learner in Delaware, lucky you!



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-04T11:12:38Z

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.