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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Have you been dreaming about going back to school? Lots of us do. School opens up a heaven of possibilities. So much to learn! So many things you can do with new knowledge and skills!
But there are considerations.
We've got eight questions you may want to ask yourself before making a decision: Should you go back to school?
If you've already decided, share your decision-making process with us at the end of the article.
When we think of learning styles, most of us think "classroom," but learning takes place in lots of other places, including the workplace. Maybe more so in the workplace. Every day of the year.
If you supervise people, your job may be easier if you consider that your employees learn in different ways. Ron Gross discusses the matter in Learning Styles in the Workplace.
I'm interested in your response to this. What has been your experience in this regard?
Most GED seekers could use a pep talk. Some need a gentle nudge. Others might need a good poke, maybe even a shove from a famous bad guy.
From gentle to extreme, YourGED offers pep talks at 13 levels from celebrities: Celebrity GED Pep Talks
It's a wonderful idea. If you need a pep talk to get your GED, this list is for you. Choose a level, or a celebrity, and be inspired. Pass your test before the end of this month or you'll need to start all over with the new 2014 test.
We have lots of articles to help you: Get Your GED
Good luck! You can do it.
"Do you sometimes need a stirring reminder of why your work in adult and continuing education is so important?"
Ron Gross knows how you feel, and he knows where you can find the inspiration you need to keep the fire of lifelong learning alive. Ron writes a new article for us about his experience as a new inductee into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame Honors Our Past and Inspires Our Future
Ron has written about myriad topics for us, from creative aging to telling the stories of your life and self-directed learning. You can find a list of his articles on his bio page: Ronald Gross
Thanks Ron! And congratulations! We are proud to feature your impressive work.
People Bingo is always at the top of the list of games to play in the classroom, especially when your students are adults. It's fun, easy, and adults don't groan when you announce an ice breaker. Well, at least not as loudly.
This time of year, it's fun to customize your bingo cards with Christmas ideas, so we made a new list for you: People Bingo Christmas Idea List
You'll find instructions on how to play, and lot of other ideas, in our People Bingo Collection
Why do teachers play ice breakers in the classroom? They're effective in lots of ways: 5 Reasons to Use Ice Breakers in the Classroom
Happy Holidays, everyone! Ho Ho Ho!
A college degree isn't right for everyone, especially directly after high school. There are lots of other choices. Dr. Fred Hurst of The Extended Campuses of Northern Arizona University writes about some of those choices in a new article: When a Traditional College Degree Doesn't Make Sense.
Are you thinking about going back to school? Here are some additional articles to help you decide:
Call me Pollyanna, but I have always believed you can create the life you want by thinking positively and believing in yourself. Most lifelong learners are the same. They know what they want and they go get it.
I write about this every once in a while to inspire adults to go after their dreams, whether that means going back to school to finish a degree or booking an adventure vacation.
If you're in need of a little inspiration, check out our new list of articles focused on thinking positive. You're sure to find a handful of tips that speak to you: Positive Thinking - Use it to Get What You Want
I shopped yesterday from my desk because we still have holiday guests and I had a huge coupon for one of my favorite stores. I bought my favorite student a new "outfit." Do you have a non-traditional student on your list? What are you getting them?
Don't know? We can help. Of course we can! We put all of our gift ideas in one place for you: Gift Ideas for Adult Students
We'd love to hear your ideas. Talk to us.
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Thanksgiving is the perfect time for meaningful conversations with the people you love most. Ron Gross gives us some pointers for getting them started: The Importance of Meaningful Conversation.
If you are like the many wonderful families that bring strangers together for Thanksgiving, have a little fun with introductions by using an ice breaker. Teachers of adults know they work in the classroom, and they're even more fun at home. Here are few good ones for the holiday:
- A Few of My Favorite Things
- Everyone's a Foodie
- If You Could Have Taken a Different Path
- The Movie of Your Life
- Three Words
We've got some nice collections if you're looking for something else:
- People Bingo Collection - Always most popular!
- Top Ice Breaker Games for Adults
- Top 10 Active Ice Breakers
- 10 Party Games as Energizers
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!