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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.
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.
Instructions for Playing the Popular People...
Play People Bingo in the classroom to make introductions more fun or to energize your students. It's great fun at gatherings of all kinds. We'll show you how to make game cards and get you started with 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Get GED/High School Equivalency Info...
In the US, state GED/high school equivalency requirements vary. It can be difficult to locate the info you need on state websites. We have links.
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.
How to Make Your Own People Bingo Cards
Make your own people bingo cards with these easy instructions.
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.
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.
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.
Would You Rather Is the Adult Icebreaker 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.
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.
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!
Top 10 Active Ice Breakers
Need to get your students on their feet and moving? Try these exercises when you need to wake up your class.
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.
8 Questions to Ask Before Going Back to School
Should you go back to school? We've got 8 questions to ask yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Are Continuing Education Units - CEUs?
What does CEU mean? Find out what CEU is and why it's so important to all of us.
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.
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?
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.
Make Test Prep Fun with These 5 Games
Help your students with test prep by playing one of these five games for the classroom.
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?
Should You Go to School to Be an Entrepreneur?
Can you learn to be an entrepreneur by going back to school? We have arguments for and against.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
10 Steps to Writing Great Research Papers
Your assignment is to write a research paper. How? I'll walk you through the process in 10 steps. Writing research papers just got easier. Ready? Let's get started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
What You Should Know About the Computer-Based...
What's on the computer-based GED test? We've got info and resources for you.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Ideas for Your People Bingo Cards
Playing People Bingo during the holidays? We have Christmas ideas for your bingo cards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
How to Avoid Being Sexually Assaulted on Campus
More than 2 million women are assaulted on college campuses every school year. Practice these 5 tips from David Nance of SABRE to stay safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is Andragogy? If You Teach Adults, You...
What is andragogy? If you teach adults, it's important to understand the principles of adult education espoused by Malcolm Knowles.
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.
Do You Know Your Learning Style and How to Use...
What's your learning style? Find out with our collection of learning styles inventories.
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.
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.
What's on the GED Test - Reasoning Through...
Be ready for the GED language arts test, which replaced the GED reading and writing tests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Reach Your Goals with a Personal...
A goal like being a better employee or getting a raise is easier to reach when you have a personal development plan customized just for you.
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.
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.
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 a Nontraditional Student?
What is a nontraditional student? They're increasingly in the news. Find out what makes a student nontraditional.
Be More Confident Speaking in Public with These...
Does speaking in class freak you out? Improve your public speaking skills with these seven tips.
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.
When You Learn, Do You Focus on Facts, Order,...
When you learn, do you focus on facts, order, mood, or the challenge of ambiguity? Find out in this learning styles inventory from Ron Gross.
Gift Ideas to Give the Adult Student a Break
When most of your time is spent balancing school, work, and life, a break from it all can be the best gift of all. We have five gift ideas to get your student out of the house.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York High School Equivalency Info (formerly...
The information you need to pursue your high school equivalency diploma in New York.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
Why You Should Use Table Topics in Your Adult...
When discussion is a big part of your reason for being in the classroom, use Table Topics to break the ice and help people engage.
5 Reasons to Use Ice Breakers in the Adult...
Ice breakers and party games for adults can be a teacher's best friend. Why? We'll give you five good reasons.
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.
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.
California GED - Online GED Info for California
The information you need to pursue your GED credential in the state of California. Learn about how and where to take your GED test.
13 Articles That Will Improve Your Writing
Adult students often worry about their writing skills. You'll find help with writing here, whether you're a student or not.
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.
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.
What Is Asynchronous Learning? Synchronous...
What is the difference between asynchronous and synchronous learning? We'll tell you.
8 Gift Ideas for the Nontraditional Student on...
Gift ideas for the nontraditional student in your life abound, and they don't have to cost a lot unless you want them to.
10 Places to Research Papers
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.
What Is TED? Learn Something New in 18 Minutes!
What is TED? If you haven't yet been introduced to this fabulous source of lifelong learning inspiration, come on in. We'll tell you what it is and show you how you can get involved.
How to Find Adult Education and Earn Your GED...
The information you need to pursue your GED credential in Texas.
12 Steps Toward Your College Degree
If you continue to wish you had your college degree, stop wishing. It's not too late, no matter how old you are, to get started or complete your degree.
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.
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.
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.
How Theresa Turlis Started a New Career at 64...
It's never too late to go back to school and start a new career! Theresa Turlis is proof. She writes about her experience for About Continuing Ed.
Welding? Plumbing? Learn a Trade, Find a Job
Learn a trade - welding, plumbing, waste water management - and get a new job.
Why Your Learning Style Is Important at Work
Learning styles are as important in the workplace as they are in the classroom. Find out why.
Ideas for Playing Two Truths and a Lie at...
Christmas ideas for playing Two Truths and a Lie during the holidays, plus printable game instructions and generic ideas for all year long.
Learning Ideas for Students with a Tactile,...
We made a long list of learning ideas for students with a tactile, kinesthetic learning style. Do you need to do something in order to learn? Here's how.
6 Adult Student Services You Should Take...
If you are not taking advantage of these six adult student services offered on almost every campus, you are missing out. Ask about them.
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.
Idea List No. 2 for the Ice Breaker Game Would...
Our list of fun starter ideas for the ice breaker game Would You Rather... continues with list No. 2, including links to related material.
Quotations for the Teacher of Adults
A collection of inspirational quotes from famous figures throughout history, focusing on the craft of teaching for adults.
Today I Learned...About Rose-Colored Glasses
We all know that to see something through rose-colored glasses is to see things as better than they are, but have you ever looked through actual rose-colored glasses? What is the origin of this idiom?
How to Get What You Want, for Free
Do you know how to get what you want? 11 articles that will show you how to get what you want, for free!
8 Places to Find Free Educational Videos
You can learn almost anything on the Internet now. We've got a list for you of some of the best places to find educational videos.
Learning to Learn - A New Learning Style
Learning to Learn may be the new learning style of the future. How is Learning to Learn changing the lives of students we've given up on? We'll introduce you to the program that is changing education.
How to Choose an Online High School
Choosing an online high school can be confusing. Tom Nixon gives you advice on choosing the right online high school for you.
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.
Discover What Caused the Breakdown in Workplace...
Needs assessment in the workplace can be a matter of asking the right questions, especially when process improvement is desired. Here is a simple way to find the breakdown in communication.
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