Thursday December 12, 2013
This party game is perfect for use in the classroom, at a seminar or workshop, or any gathering of adults. It's easy and lots of fun. Would you rather find true love or win the lottery? Would you rather be bald or completely hairy? Would you rather tell your best friend a lie or your family the truth?
We'll explain how to play the game, and give you lots of ideas to get started: Would You Rather...
Bonus! Join us in the Continuing Ed. Forum and play the game with us: Would You Rather... in the forum
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Wednesday December 11, 2013
Are you teaching adults in January? Now is the time to brush up on your andragogy skills. Adult students are not the same as children in the classroom.
We've got a list of 5 crucial skills for the teacher of adults, with lots of supporting articles. We think you'll find what you need, but if you don't, we'd love to hear from you. Tell us what you need.
Monday December 9, 2013
How many of the stories you love include a wise old person, a wicked person, a plunge into enemy territory, a near brush with death, and a glorious victory? Oh, and a hero!
I'm betting your favorites have all of those elements, in one form or another. That's what makes them so satisfying.
Elements of the hero's journey can be found in every top movie, bestselling novel, children's bedtime story, and successful TV program, including The Simpsons. Why? Because they are elements that represent the human experience. They represent experiences to which every human can relate.
Understanding the elements of the hero's journey makes writing English papers and tests a million times easier. We broke the journey down for you:
Sunday December 8, 2013
We have come to rely heavily on the Internet for information on just about everything, especially now that we walk around with access in our pockets. Most of us, anyway.
But here's the thing. The Internet is not the only place to get information, and it's important to remember that some of what you find there is not accurate.
When you set out to research your next paper, consider some of the resources available to you in 10 Places to Research Papers. I can almost guarantee you that the unique quotes you get from real people, and the photos you take yourself on-site, will set your paper far ahead of the others in class.
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