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25 Lies for Playing 2 Truths and a Lie
Two Truths and a Lie is a favorite classroom ice breaker to use for introductions or to energize your adult students. We've got a list of truths and lies to get you started.
Ice Breaker Games for Adults in the Classroom
Ice breaker and team building games for adults in the classroom that will help your students get to know each other and feel more comfortable.
Two Truths and a Lie - Easy Ice Breaker for...
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
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!
Make Text or Font Size Bigger or Smaller on...
Learn how to change text or font size, bigger or smaller, on your computer screen and many devices, and save your eyes.
Do You Practice the 5 Principles of Adult...
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.
Find Out if Your Adult Students Are in School...
Use this ice breaker to learn why your adult students are in back in the classroom. Are they changing their path in life?
100 Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards
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!
How to Write an Essay in 5 Simple Steps
You can write an essay in 5 steps, and we'll show you how, including topic ideas and examples.
Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs...
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.
The 2-Minute Mixer Is a Great Ice Breaker for...
You've heard of 8-minute dating, where 100 people meet for an evening full of 8-minute dates. We modified the idea for the classroom. Get your students up and mixing. This is a great energizer.
How to Make Lesson Plans for Adult Students
Lesson plans for continuing education are easy to write when you know how. Follow these instructions for easy, effective course design.
Marooned - A Classic Ice Breaker that Promotes...
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.
10 Great Ideas for Health-Themed Research Papers
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.
Do You Need to Find Your GED Records? Here's How.
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...
When your class stops responding to you, wake them up with one of these active ice breaker games for adults in the classroom.
People Bingo Game Instructions, Cards, Ideas
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 Your Own People Bingo Cards
Make your own people bingo cards with these easy instructions.
The Magic Wand Ice Breaker Works Like a Charm
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.
What Is GED and the GED Test?
What is GED? Learn about what GED is, how to get started, and where to find testing info.
10 Ways You Can Study for Your GED or High...
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.
How to Write a Personal Essay
The personal essay is one of the first assignments you will get as an adult student. We'll walk you through what your teacher wants to read.
10 Ways to Start Your Lesson Plans Off with a...
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.
13 Job Industries Worth Going Back to School For
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.
What Are Continuing Education Units or CEUs?
What does CEU mean? What are they, who needs them, and why are they so important to all of us.
25 More Lies for Playing 2 Truths and a Lie
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
Should you go back to school? We've got 8 questions to ask yourself.
Can I Take the GED Test Online?
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.
Free Online GED Classes for Adults
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.
Ideas for Playing Would You Rather...an Ice...
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!
Does the Job You Want Require a Professional...
What is professional certification and what's in it for you? Resources for exploring professional job possibilities.
Where In the World Is a Great Ice Breaker for...
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.
50 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards
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.
10 Super-Fun Activities for Your First Day of...
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.
Review for Tests with a Paper Snowball Fight
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.
Free Online GED Practice Tests
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.
Would You Rather Is the Adult Ice Breaker With...
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.
Make Test Prep Fun with These 5 Games
Help your students with test prep by playing one of these five games for the classroom.
10 Steps for Resolving Conflicts Anywhere
These 10 steps to conflict resolution will help you keep peace in the corporate office, the classroom, and in your personal life.
What Is Adult Education? The Wide Range of...
What is adult education? So many adults are returning to the classroom that the term adult education has become somewhat confusing.
What's on the Computer-Based 2014 GED Test?
The new 2014 computer-based GED test from GED Testing Service has four parts. Learn what's on the new test and how to prepare for it.
Make Sure You Understand Student Expectations...
Expectations are powerful, especially when you're teaching adults. Make sure you know what your students expect with this ice breaker game for adults.
What Is SMART and How Do I Write SMART Goals?
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.
Why Your Thoughts Determine Your Future
Do you know the secret power of the mind? Find out how it can help you succeed in school as an adult student?
Do You Make These 5 Common Grammar Mistakes?
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 Controversial Writing Ideas for Papers About...
Need a topic concerning women for your essay or research paper? We've got 10 good ones to get your creative juices flowing.
A GED Does Not Make You a Loser - 25 Celebritie...
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.
10 Ways to Be the Best Student You Can Possibly...
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.
Can You Trust Online GED and High Schools?
How do you know which online GED and high school diploma websites are trustworthy? Don't get scammed.
5 Ways Your Tablet Can Make You a Better Student
If you are an adult student, you probably have a tablet. Do you use your tablet in the five ways that can make you a better student?
What You Should Know About the Computer-Based...
What's on the computer-based GED test? We've got info and resources for you.
Tap Into People's Life Experiences with This...
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.
Hang Out with Smart Friends and Succeed
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
50 Fun Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards - List...
We have a new list of ideas for the People Bingo cards you make yourself. It's sometimes called Human Bingo, and it's the most popular ice breaker game for adults in the classroom or at a party. See our entire collection!
How to Take Notes on a Laptop and Should You
Should you take notes in class on a laptop? Research suggests otherwise. How can you use your laptop and still pay attention to learning?
Tips for Managing Disruptive Students in the...
Teaching adults can be challenging if you've got a student who is consistently disruptive. Learn some effective classroom management techniques.
Which Three Words Best Describe You? - An Ice...
If you had to describe yourself in three words, which three would you choose? Learn more about the people in your classroom.
5 Tips for Adults Who Want to Go Back to School
Whether it's finding the money and study time or worrying about tests, going back to school can be stressful for adult students. We've got tips for making life easier.
How To Write a Learning Contract and Realize...
Write a learning contract with yourself, comparing current abilities with desired abilities, and determine the best strategy for bridging the gap.
Knowing the Archetypes of the Hero's Journey...
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.
Online RN to BSN Degree Completion Program at...
With more than 1,300 students enrolled in an online RN to BSN degree completion program, Excelsior College claims to be the largest educator of nurses in the United States via degrees in nursing online.
All About GED Prep - Online Help, Courses,...
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.
People Hate This Icebreaker So Much They Will...
You may have people in your group who hate the name game so much they wil still remember names two years from now! This ice breaker works.
25 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards
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.
Why You Should Care if Your School Is Accredited
Be sure your school or program is accredited or your diploma could be meaningless. Invest in an education that truly has value.
What Is Adult Learning?
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.
Ice Breakers for Corporate Meetings
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.
Why and Where You Should Search Beyond the Net...
Don't rely on the Internet alone when researching your papers. We put together a list of 10 places you'll find information that will make your paper stand out.
How to Write a Research Paper That Earns an A
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.
Make Sure You Have the Computer Skills You Need...
Do you have the six computer skills you should have to excel in school as an adult student or to get a better job?
The Top Schools of Nursing from U.S. News and...
Nursing is one of the most popular fields. Here are the top schools of nursing from U.S. News and World Report's 2013 edition of Best Grad Schools.
Beach Ball Buzz - The Perfect Summer Ice Breaker
Have a little beach fun without leaving your classroom. Beach Ball Buzz can be as fun as you choose depending on the questions you write on the ball. Make them related to your topic or completely frivolous and fun.
This Party Game for Adults Is Guaranteed to...
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.
Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana -...
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.
Get Your GED or HSE with This List of Resources...
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.
Energize Your Classroom with this Brainstorming...
A brainstorm race is a great way to review topics you've already covered, and have some energizing fun in the process.
10 Party Games that Will Energize Your Adult Ed...
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.
25 More Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards -...
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.
Play This Game to Inspire Creativity
Creative students excel. Play a game in the classroom that helps your students be creative. Based on Al Beck's Imaginative Symbol-Association, or I S-A (eye-say).
What's on the GED Test - Reasoning Through...
Be ready for the GED language arts test, which replaced the GED reading and writing tests.
Should You Buy a Fake GED or Professional...
Should you buy a diploma? A fake GED or professional certificate? Fake CEUs? You can, but should you?
Home Health Aide Training in New York at Finger...
Students looking for home health aide training in New York will find info here on enrolling at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua/
Do You Have These Crucial Skills for Teaching...
Are you ready to teach your adult education class? We've got 5 crucial skills to help you, and lots of supporting information.
5 Ways Ice Breakers Will Make You a Better...
There are five good ways to use ice breakers in the classroom that will make you a better teacher of adult students.
10 Easy Ways to Read Faster
Here are 10 easy ways to read faster when you study. Even if you use only a few of these ideas, you'll be reading faster and studying more effectively.
The Hero's Journey - Crossing the Threshold -...
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.
Excelsior College Online RN to BSN Nursing...
Educating adult learners since 1971, non-profit Excelsior College, based in Albany, New York, offers an online RN to BSN program that is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Non-traditional, distance education students such as Alexandra Farnsworth enroll in BSN completion programs to improve job prospects in the nursing profession.
Become a CNA in New York for Nurse Aide Jobs
Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) help registered nurses manage a variety of medical tasks related to patient care. This entry-level health career requires 130 to 160 hours of training and can be completed without a GED. With steady, strong job growth predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics through 2018, finding free CNA training or low-cost nurse aide classes at schools like Finger Lakes Community College makes sense for workers looking for job stability.
List of Resources for Adult Students with a...
A list of resources for teachers and students interested in the tactile-kinesthetic learning style.
How to Practice Critical Thinking in 4 Steps
Your life is the result of the choices you make. Practice these 4 steps of critical thinking and see if your outcomes improve.
Take Our Listening Test and Improve Your...
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.
The Approach to the Inmost Cave in the Hero's...
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.
Play If You Won the Lottery to Get to Know the...
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.
How to Reach Your Goals with a Personal...
Reach your goal of being a better employee or getting a raise by creating a personal development plan customized just for you.
The Hero's Journey - The Call to Adventure and...
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 2014 GED Social Studies Test
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.
Why Adult Students Should Understand the Hero's...
Do you know the elements that make stories satisfying? Understanding the hero's journey is important for both writers and readers.
What Is Andragogy and Who Needs to Know?
What is andragogy? If you teach adults, it's important to understand the principles of adult education espoused by Malcolm Knowles.
Is Taking a Massive Open Online Course, or...
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.
The TASC Test - High School Equivalency Exam
Learn more about the new Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), an alternative in some states to the GED Test.
The Hero's Journey - The Resurrection and...
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.
Do You Know Your Learning Style and How to Use...
What's your learning style? Find out with our collection of learning styles inventories.
There Are Many Types of Degrees. Which One Is...
There are many different types of degrees out there. Which one is right for you? It depends on what you want to do with your education.
What's On the New 2014 GED Mathematics Test?
What's on the new 2014 GED mathematical reasoning test? Find out what kind of questions to expect and how much time you'll have.
How Hard Is the HiSET High School Equivalency...
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.
8 Motivations to Create the Life You Want
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.
Why the Mentor Is an Important Role in...
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.
Do You Know When to Capitalize Words?
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.
What Is the Ordinary World in the Hero's Journey?
The hero's journey begins with the hero in the ordinary world, going about ordinary life, except that something isn't quite right.
Meaningful Conversations Matter. Why?
Meaningful conversation is one of the most important aspects of learning, especially for adults. Sadly, it doesn't happen very often anymore. Whether you're the teacher or the ageless learner, following Ron Gross's suggestions for stimulating meaningful conversation will enliven your classroom and your dinner table.
Online Teaching Degree at Western Governors...
The Teachers College at Western Governors University, a non-profit public distance education university, offers accredited online teaching degrees for non-traditional students seeking online teacher certification. Education majors can work from all 50 states and gain teacher credentials in their home state through the WGU teaching degree.
Be More Confident Speaking in Public with These...
Does speaking in class freak you out? Improve your public speaking skills with these seven tips.
Resources for Students with an Auditory...
A list of resources for teachers and students interested in the tactile-kinesthetic learning style.
What Is Experiential Learning?
You've probably heard people talk about experiential learning. What is it exactly? We'll tell you.
5 Ways to Help an Adult Learn to Read
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.
Have More Time Immediately with These 5 Time...
Five easy time management tips for adult students that result immediately in additional minutes in your day. Do you practice them?
You Might Be Eligible for a Scholarship from...
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) has championed the education of women since it was founded in 1869. It's a finalist for Best Scholarship for Adult Students in the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
Celebrity Dropouts Who Earned a GED, List No. 2
Twenty-five more celebrities who dropped out of school, earned a GED, and became famous. If they can do it, so can you.
How to Find Adult Education and Earn Your GED...
The information you need to pursue your GED credential in Texas.
10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Writing...
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.
What Is a Nontraditional Student?
The student population on many campuses is more than 50 percent nontraditional. What is a nontraditional student?
12 Things You Should Do to Earn Your College...
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.
8 Affordable Gift Ideas for Adult Students
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.
Links to Adult Education Info in Delaware
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!
We All Forget Things. These 3 Tips Can Help You...
If you struggle to remember what you've learned, try these three surprising techniques for improving your memory.
The Hero's Journey - The Reward and the Road Back
The hero seizes the sought-after prize, the reward, and starts on the road back home. But the journey home will not be easy.
This Fun Icebreaker Uses the Pictures on Your...
A picture is worth a thousand words. Almost everyone has a photo or two in their wallet or on their phone. Put them to work in your adult classroom.
Improve Your Writing Skills with 6 Easy Tips
Writing can make non-traditional students a little nervous. If you're going back to school after decades, we've got 6 tips for improving your writing skills.
Money for College Is Available for Everyone....
Do you know these 10 facts about financial aid for nontraditional students? Money for college is available for everyone.
The Movie of Your Life Exercise - Who Plays You...
If they made a movie of your life, what kind of movie would it be and who would be cast as you? This game for adults can be customized for literature.
What Is Asynchronous Learning? Synchronous...
What is the difference between asynchronous and synchronous learning? We'll tell you.
Test Prep Help for the GED/High School...
This is your GED/High School Equivalency information center. What's involved in earning your high school equivalency certificate or diploma?
The HiSET Test - High School Equivalency Exam
What's on the new HiSET high school equivalency test offered by some states? We'll tell you which states offer the test and what's on it.
Books to Help You Study for the GED and High...
There are many resources available to help you prepare for the GED/HSE exam on your own. Here's a list of GED books to get you started.
Welding? Plumbing? Learn a Trade, Find a Job
Learn a trade - welding, plumbing, waste water management - and get a new job.
Quotations to Inspire the Teacher of Adults
Inspire yourself or your favorite teacher of adults with a quotation about the art of teaching.
5 Things You Should Do Before Starting Your...
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.
Read Faster Using These 6 Techniques
Learn six speed-reading techniques from the former business partner of the famous Evelyn Wood, founder of Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics. H. Bernard Wechsler, Director of Education at speedlearning.org, shares six of the techniques successful speed readers use.
Gift Ideas for Adult Students - Graduation,...
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.
5 Tips from a Teacher of Adult Students
Do you teach adults? Teacher Andrea Leppert of Rasmussen College has five tips for you, and they're good ones.
The Importance of the Ordeal in the Hero's...
The ordeal is a critical moment in every story. The hero stands in the deepest chamber of the inmost cave and faces a confrontation with his greatest fear.
Drum Up Some Energy in Your Classroom with the...
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.
Give a Speech People Remember with These Tips...
Make your speech a great speech, one people remember, one that sticks. Six sticky principles by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
Gateway to Opportunity? A History of the...
In Gateway to Opportunity? A History of the Community College in the United States by J.M. Beach, the author examines the history of the junior college and CC movement, but with a biased agenda.
What Are Your Personal Intelligences and How Do...
What are your personal intelligences? We're not talking IQ here. We're talking about seven different intelligences that enhance your capacity to learn. What are yours?
Pay for School by Winning a Contest for Adult...
Feeling lucky? Make money for college by winning scholarship contests. We've listed 10 contests to get you thinking.
9 Articles to Help You Brush Up on Math Before...
Remembering math can make going back to school scary. We've started a collection of math help to ease your fears.
Albert Einstein Inspires Adult Students with...
It can be especially difficult for adult students to stay motivated when they're balancing school, work, and life. Offer an inspirational quotation to keep them going.
Listening Test - Are You a Good Listener?
Are you good at listening? Find out with this free, printable listening quiz. Test your perception of your own listening skills.
The Top Schools of Medicine from U.S. News and...
Want a medical degree? There are lots to choose from. Here are the top schools of medicine for 2013 from U.S. News and World Report.
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