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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:54:39 +0000

 



Adult Ice Breaker Games for the Classroom,...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Do You Practice the 5 Principles of Adult...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



How to Play the Ice Breaker Game People Bingo

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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!



Save Your Eyes: How to Change Font Size

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Online Teaching Degrees - E-Learning Teacher...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Non-traditional students seeking an online teaching degree can find many programs, from Western Governors University to University of Northern Colorado, with online-only teacher certification programs. Students are placed in student teaching in their home area, and e-learning teacher certification is a popular choice.



How to Write an Essay in 5 Simple Steps

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



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



10 Controversial Writing Ideas for Papers About...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



People Bingo Game Instructions, Cards, Ideas

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



How to Make Lesson Plans for Adult Students

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



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



25 Lies for Playing 2 Truths and a Lie

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



Bookshelf - i before e (except after c) by Judy...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Judy Parkinson teaches all kinds of helpful mnemonics in her book, i before e (except after c). How do you remember the names of the Great Lakes? The musical scales? How about the bones in the wrist? Or the steps of First Aid? Wait, the bones in the wrist?



10 Great Ideas for Health-Themed Research Papers

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



How To Write a Learning Contract and Realize...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



5 Things You Should Do Before Starting Your...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



25 More Lies for Playing 2 Truths and a Lie

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



What Are Continuing Education Units or CEUs?

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



100 Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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!



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



13 Job Industries Worth Going Back to School For

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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 Reach Your Goals with a Personal...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Reach your goal of being a better employee or getting a raise by creating a personal development plan customized just for you.



CollegeNET

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Congrats to CollegeNET for winning Best Scholarship for Adult Students in the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards at About Continuing Education!



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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 Active Ice Breakers That Will Energize Your...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Marooned - A Classic Ice Breaker that Promotes...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Does the Job You Want Require a Professional...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Why Your Thoughts Determine Your Future

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Free Online GED Classes for Adults

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Review for Tests with a Paper Snowball Fight

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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 Places to Get a Scholarship

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Scholarships are the very best way to pay for your return to college, but where do you find them? We've got a list to get you started.



Christmas Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Can I Take the GED Test Online?

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



8 Questions to Ask Before Going Back to School

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Make Test Prep Fun with These 5 Games

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



10 Steps for Resolving Conflicts Anywhere

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Ideas for Celebrating International Women's Day

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

March 8 is International Women's Day every year. Its history offers many writing ideas for students of women's studies. We've got a list for you.



How to Make Your Own People Bingo Cards

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Make your own people bingo cards with these easy instructions.



How Hard Is the HiSET High School Equivalency...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



All About Excelsior College Health Career...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

The 40-year-old Excelsior College, a private, non-profit college based in Albany, New York, is one of the largest providers of online nursing degrees in the U.S. With nearly 1,400 students pursuing nursing education ranging from associate degrees, RN to BSN programs, and master's degrees in nursing, Excelsior College's accredited nursing curriculum offers an e-learning advantage.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



What Is SMART and How Do I Write SMART Goals?

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Super Powers

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Wouldn’t it be great to have super powers? If you could have one super power, which one would you choose?



10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Writing...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Writing is one of the first things people worry about when going back to school. If your writing worries you, we've got 10 ways to help you improve it.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Test Prep Help for the GED/High School...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

This is your GED/High School Equivalency information center. What's involved in earning your high school equivalency certificate or diploma?



13 Articles That Will Improve Your Writing

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Adult students often worry about their writing skills. You'll find help with writing here, whether you're a student or not.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



50 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Manage Test Anxiety

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

No matter how hard you've studied, tests can be stressful. We've got easy suggestions for managing test anxiety.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



How to Get What You Want, for Free

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



What Is Visual Learning?

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If your learning style is visual, what does that mean?



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Why the Mentor Is an Important Role in...

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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.



Can You Trust Online GED and High Schools?

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



5 Ways to Use Everyday Life in Your Teaching

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Cognitive - thinking Emotional - feeling Social - doing NIACE , the National Institute for Adult Continuing



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana -...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Ivy Tech Community College enrolls more than 200,000 students each year, with more than 30% using Ivy Tech Campus Connect for online coursework. Ivy Tech Campuses include locations in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Fort Wayne, with 23 campuses throughout Indiana.



Do You Have These Crucial Skills for Teaching...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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 Auditory Learning?

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

If your learning style is visual, what does that mean?



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Tips for Managing Disruptive Students in the...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



Practice These Tips and Have More Time for Your...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Practice these seven time management tips from Aditya Singhal of transtutors.com and find that balance between your health, happiness and GPA.



Drum Up Some Energy in Your Classroom with the...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

A simple drum jam can be a fun and easy active ice breaker or energizer to wake up your class. Start with a few rhythm exercises and let the jamming begin.



Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



5 Ways to Help an Adult Learn to Read

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Adult literacy is a global problem. Participate in a global solution by helping someone in your community in one of these five ways to improve literacy.



Do You Know When to Capitalize Words?

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Why Your Learning Style Is Important at Work

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Learning styles are as important in the workplace as they are in the classroom. Find out why.



Personal Flag

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Flags have a way of making everybody feel good, especially when they’re waving in the breeze. Ask your students to make their own personal flag and present it to the class.



How to Write a Research Paper That Earns an A

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Never Forget a Name With This Icebreaker

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



9 Articles to Help You Brush Up on Math Before...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Remembering math can make going back to school scary. We've started a collection of math help to ease your fears.



The Best Places to Rent Textbooks Online

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

College is expensive. Books are a big part of that expense. Save money by renting your textbooks from this list of best online companies.



Degree Completion Programs for Online Bachelor...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Online degree completion programs allow students to transfer college credits from other institutions and, in some cases, to gain college credit for work or life experience. This accelerates the path to completing a bachelor's degree. These online bachelor degree programs help non-traditional students to use years, and sometimes decades, of mixed experience to accomplish academic goals.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Time Machine Ice Breaker Perfect for History,...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Were you born way ahead of your time? Maybe too late? When and where would you travel if you could go forward or backward in time?



Inspire an Adult Student, or Yourself, with a...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Everyone loves a quotation, especially brainy types. This is our collection of quotes about learning for adult students and their teachers. Be inspired.



Going Back to School in Nursing - Programs,...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Nursing is one of the most popular midlife career changes for good reason. Is it time for you to become a nurse?



The Magic Wand Ice Breaker Works Like a Charm

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Tips You Need Before Going Back to School as an...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

You've tried everything you can think of, and balancing work, school, and life is still hard. You may finally be ready for a bit of advice. We put all of our tips for adult students in one collection. I dare you to try just one.



Apps Every Adult Student Should Have

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

There are so many apps available, how do you decide which apps are best for you as a student? We chose five categories to help you wade through the masses.



The Grouper Learning Style

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

If you scored as a grouper on Ron Gross's learning style quiz, this is your strategy for learning.



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

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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.



Make Sure You Understand Student Expectations...

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

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



GED Test Online - You Cannot Take GED Test Online

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

There is no official GED test online. You cannot take the GED test online. Do not fall for scams that take your money in exchange for a fake certificate. Be smart.



What Women Know About Student Loan Debt

2017-03-13T11:54:39Z

Christie Garton, author and founder of UChic, writes for About Continuing Education to help women understand student loan debt and how to fix the problem.