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Continuing Education May 2012 Archive


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Lifelong Reader Dresses the Part

Wednesday May 30, 2012
It's been a long time since I found a post in my Google Alerts as inspiring as this one by Genma Holmes: Teaching Children to Love to Learn. Genma grew up ... Read More

Start Summer School with Ice Breaker Fun

Tuesday May 29, 2012
Summer school is usually a lot more fun than "regular" school because it's more casual. Usually. But you will always have students who would rather be somewhere else, especially in ... Read More

New Learning Styles Inventory - Four Quadrants of Learning

Sunday May 27, 2012
I'm excited to be adding new learning styles inventories to the site, all from Ron Gross's book Peak Learning, and all presented with his permission, of course. Today, we've added the ... Read More

Are You a Grouper or a Stringer?

Saturday May 26, 2012
When I see the word grouper, I think fish. Can't help it. Stringer makes me think of newspaper writers. But in the world of education, these words are learning styles. Which ... Read More

Kim Komando Stuff for Students

Friday May 25, 2012
If you haven't heard of Kim Komando, you have now. She's a digital goddess with techie advice on all things digital. We made a list of our favorite stuff for ... Read More

Teaching Adults this Summer?

Wednesday May 23, 2012
Are you teaching adults in summer school? It's time to get ready. Make summer classes fun for students and yourself by adding a new element from our collection: 5 Crucial Skills ... Read More

Should You Go Back to School?

Tuesday May 22, 2012
Should you go back to school? It's a dream lots of people entertain during the day, whether they're dreaming of a new job, yearning to learn something new, or wondering ... Read More

FAFSA Reminder

Friday May 18, 2012
FAFSA applications are due June 30. Here's a quick list of articles to help you get going: FAFSA Deadline Clarification FAFSA.gov (free) vs. FAFSA.com (service) FAFSA Application Advice 10 Facts About Financial Aid for ... Read More

Create the Life You Want

Tuesday May 15, 2012
Some of us take longer than we'd like to create the life we want. There are lots of reasons for that, of course, some more valid than others, but most ... Read More

Make Your Graduation Party Extra Fun

Saturday May 12, 2012
Graduation is special no matter what age you are, but it's extra special when graduation is something you've longed for and worked toward for many years. Some of us celebrate by ... Read More

5 Quotations on Writing

Friday May 11, 2012
We love quotations, don't we? Most of us anyway. Whether you're the teacher of writing, or the student, we've got five new quotations to inspire you: 5 Quotations on Writing. We ... Read More

Make Your Summer Goal a Reality

Thursday May 10, 2012
Do you have a goal for the summer? Something you want to learn? We're here to say, "You can do it." And here's some help: Make your goals SMAART Remember that are what ... Read More

Fake Degrees

Tuesday May 8, 2012
I removed a post and its 67 comments today because, while I'm all for free speech and enterprise, the conversation about instant degrees was getting nastier and more personal than ... Read More

Peak Learning Time Quiz

Monday May 7, 2012
I blogged the other day about the new learning styles inventory on the site, and realized this morning that I failed to include a link to it. Bah. Here it ... Read More

About GED

Sunday May 6, 2012
We have so much great stuff on the site about GED that we decided to put the most important stuff in a tidy little list. If you, or someone you ... Read More

Get a Masters Degree in Positive Coaching

Saturday May 5, 2012
I won my first speedskating trophy when I was 6. My entire family was involved in the sport, and I recognized at a very early age the difference between my ... Read More

When Do You Learn Best? A Learning Styles Inventory

Friday May 4, 2012
Are you an early bird? Or a night owl? Maybe the best time of day for you to learn is the middle of the afternoon. Do you know? Thanks to Ron ... Read More

Help with Math

Thursday May 3, 2012
If math is difficult for you (it is for me!), it might be that you just never had a great teacher to show you the way. I have a friend, ... Read More

Need Research Paper Ideas? We've Got Them

Wednesday May 2, 2012
Research papers are due in the next few weeks. You haven't started yours yet?! Bad dog. We can help, starting with ideas: 10 Paper Topics Concerning Women 10 Paper Topics Concerning Health 5 Controversial ... Read More

What Are CEUs? They're What's Hot Now.

Tuesday May 1, 2012
It's that time of year when lots of professionals are looking for CEUs to keep their certifications current. What are CEUs? Continuing education credits are partly what make us confident ... Read More

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