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By Deb Peterson

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    • CEU - What Are Continuing Education Units? Created: Sunday, August 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What does CEU mean? Find out what CEU is and why it's so important to all of us.
    • Writing a Research Paper Created: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • Top 10 Ice Breakers of 2011 Created: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Ice breakers have lots of uses in adult education—introductions, breaking the ice on day one, warming up students for new lesson topics. Here's our list of the most popular games of 2011. Pri...
    • Would You Rather... Ice Breaker Game for Adults - Idea List No. 1 Created: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      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!
    • Two Truths and a Lie Created: Friday, June 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Two Truths and a Lie is a fun and humorous ice breaker for introductions in the classroom, at a meeting, anywhere.
    • 2 Truths and a Lie Idea List No. 2 Created: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      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.
    • Brother "Curly" Ryan Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      The older we get, the more we recognize and appreciate the people in our lives who were truly influential, who helped shape us. Many of those people are teachers. Some enter our lives in elementary...
    • 10 Steps to Conflict Resolution Created: Sunday, March 21, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Conflict resolution in the corporate world can mean the difference between good business and no business. Teach your managers, supervisors, and employees how to manage conflicts in the office and w...
    • Fun Classroom Introductions for the First Day of School Created: Saturday, July 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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.
    • Should You Go Back to School? Created: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Should you go back to school? We've got 8 questions to ask yourself.
    • 10 Easy Ways to Read Faster When You Study Created: Monday, July 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Lesson Plans for Adults Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Lesson plans for continuing education don't have to be difficult. Follow these instructions for easy, effective course design for teaching adults, and see how effective you can be. Training design can be easy.
    • 10 Ways to Be a Great Student Created: Sunday, August 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • GED Records Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • What Is Professional Certification? Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Professional certification is a process in which a person proves that he or she has the knowledge, experience, and skills to perform a specific job. The proof comes in the form of a certificate earned by passing an exam that is accredited by an organization or association that monitors and upholds prescribed standards for the particular industry involved.
    • Writing Ideas Created: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Need an idea for your next writing project? We'll keep adding to our collection of writing ideas for essays, research papers, speeches, anything!
    • 10 Writing Ideas Concerning Women Created: Monday, September 19, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Need a topic concerning women for your essay or research paper? We've got 10 good ones to get your creative juices flowing.
    • Classroom Ice Breaker Game for Adults - 2-Minute Mixer Created: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Help with Writing Created: Monday, June 04, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Adult students often worry about their writing skills. You'll find help with writing here, whether you're a student or not.
    • 5 Quick English Grammar Tips Created: Sunday, March 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      I often hear five English grammar mistakes from people who grew up speaking English. It's a difficult language to master. In many rural areas, English grammar becomes relaxed and just plain wrong. ...
    • English Grammar Tips List No. 2 Created: Thursday, April 11, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      English can be tricky. We've added to our first list, 5 Quick English Grammar Tips with five more tips, English Grammar Tips List No. 2. Have more questions? Ask. We'll find the answer for you.
    • What Is Adult Education? Created: Sunday, June 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is adult education? So many adults are returning to the classroom that the term adult education has become somewhat confusing.
    • How to Write an Essay in 5 Steps Created: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      You can write an essay in 5 steps, and we'll show you how.
    • How to Change Your Screen Font Created: Thursday, May 23, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Change the size or look of your screen font with these easy instructions.
    • How to Change Text Size Created: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to change text size on your computer screen and save your eyes. I get mail every week from people thanking me for this simple way to change the size of font on your computer screen.
    • Top 10 Ice Breaker Party Games for Adults - 2010 Created: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When I say, "ice breakers," people usually laugh, but the topic is hot! Why? Especially on a Continuing Education site? I've got the top 10 adult party games of 2010 - ahem, for use in the classroom.
    • Reasons to Go Back to School, List No. 2 Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An expansion of our series of good reasons to go back to school as an adult, List No. 2 is focused on staying involved in the world around you.
    • 2 Truths and a Lie Idea List No. 1 Created: Saturday, September 08, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • How to Make a People Bingo Card Created: Sunday, April 14, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Make your own people bingo cards with these easy instructions.
    • People Bingo Idea List No. 3 Created: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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. Se...
    • People Bingo Idea List No. 5 Created: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • People Bingo Idea List No. 4 Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.

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