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High School Equivalency Exam Prep

Working Toward Literacy: How to Overcome The Barriers

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August 29th, 2019

For the adult learner, overcoming the barriers of literacy is crucial to their success. For so many adults returning to the classroom, many of their past educational problems stem from their struggles with the foundational skill sets of reading and writing.The benefits of literacy reach beyond the classroom, as it can improve the lives of Read More

Using Video to Amplify Learning

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July 29th, 2019

Teachers need to use all available tools to reach students and ensure they have the skills to succeed. Keeping students engaged and excited about what they are learning helps keep them invested and on track. Video helps students amplify their learning by adding audio and visual elements to concepts.   When introducing a new subject, video Read More

Teaching Students to Value Different Perspectives

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July 15th, 2019

Reminding students the old adage of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes seems more important than ever these days. With so many different voices and perspectives being presented across the spectrum on social media, in the news, and in discussions at family holiday dinner tables, people and their point of views on a subject Read More

Summer Planning Guide for Teachers

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July 2nd, 2019

Teachers should remember that above all, summer is a time to recharge. Don’t let the weeks get away from you without taking advantage of this precious time. Attend barbecues, relax at a beach or poolside with a good book. See movies. Go to concerts. Spend time with loved ones… In between activities, take advantage of Read More

PrepPath: 3 Reasons Students Should Take the HSE

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June 12th, 2019

People are all on their own journeys. This is true for their whole lives as well as their schooling life. Not all students finish high school in the same allotted four year period. Extraneous circumstances from illness, to family responsibilities and outside issues can lead to students not finishing their education.  For these students, there Read More

Blended Learning: Becoming Future Ready in the Adult Classroom

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May 29th, 2019

The educational landscape continues to evolve thanks to the current state of technology. New tools have become essential in ensuring students are equipped to succeed in a tech based workforce. Adult learners need to be future ready so when they reach their current goals of earning a diploma, they can also be ready to continue Read More

Teaching Students to Value Different Perspectives

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May 2nd, 2019

Reminding students the old adage of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes seems more important than ever these days. With so many different voices and perspectives being presented across the spectrum on social media, in the news, and in discussions at family holiday dinner tables, people and their point of views on a subject Read More

Equipping Adult Learnings with Future Ready Skills

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April 18th, 2019

The modern classroom has arrived, as the traditional classroom continues to evolve. Over the last twenty years, the internet has become an essential tool. Tech devices such as smartphones, tablets, and apps continue to become regular parts of education. These all create new advantages to the modern student. However, adult learners who don’t have backgrounds Read More

Preparing Adult Learnings for the Changing Landscape of HSE

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April 8th, 2019

High School Equivalency exams have been around since the World War II era, originally designed for soldiers to receive their high school diploma when not being able to finish school. Over time, this test has evolved and continues to adapt to the changing needs of the modern world. New alternative high school equivalency exams continue Read More

PrepPath’s New Features & Enhancements – March 2019

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March 26th, 2019

PrepPath is excited to announce these updates to help teachers. Profile Survey No one likes to receive a lot of emails and communication about topics that really don’t apply to them. To help improve communication about new PrepPath features and content that will be useful for you, we have added Profile Categories to your account Read More

PrepPath Video Tutorials: Learn How You Can Support Your Students

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February 25th, 2019

PrepPath is an essential tool for teachers preparing students for the High School Equivalency exam.  There are many ways to learn today how PrepPath can help teachers support their students, including a collection of highly detailed and easy to follow video tutorials showing the many facets and functions of PrepPath.  Here are the videos you Read More

Vocabulary Is The Essential Educational Building Block

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January 31st, 2019

For any student, whether early grades to adult learners, the key to building a successful education starts with the building blocks. Learning and strengthening one’s vocabulary is one of most essential skills that all students need. It’s also one of the skills that can be continually worked on. Here are some ways to improve vocabulary Read More

PrepPath’s Exciting New Features

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January 22nd, 2019

PrepPath is excited to announce three new features to help teachers. Assignment Printing The Assignment Printing option has always allowed teachers to apply some formatting changes to an assignment they want to print, but now you can drag & drop questions to rearrange them, apply formatting changes to individual questions, and add workspace in addition Read More

How Mistakes Help Students Learn

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January 15th, 2019

When a student responds to a question or assignment, the teacher then looks at the response to determine if the answer is right or wrong. What seems like a simple process is actually more complicated because the teacher must think about how and why the student came to their answer. Wrong answers don’t have to Read More

Keeping Your Passion for Teaching Alive

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January 8th, 2019

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers. Teachers are on the front lines of changing lives for the better. They work towards these goals every single day. Truthfully, burnout and stress can be part of the ups and downs of a career in education. If you have found yourself in one of these valleys, Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for Adult Learners

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December 26th, 2018

Being an adult learner means a choice to become the best version of oneself has already been made. Returning to the classroom is truly a success onto itself and every adult learner should be proud of themselves for taking on this exciting new challenge.  What better way to build upon this accomplishment then by setting Read More

Focusing on Spanish Reading Sets for ELL Students

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December 12th, 2018

Every student entering the classroom is unique. Whether it be in the way they best receive and understand new information and concepts, whether they are more visual learners, retain more information from practice, or need more one-on-one support; it’s essential to identify how to best help the student succeed. For ELL students, the task of Read More

The Importance of Leadership in the Adult Ed Classroom

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December 4th, 2018

Creating new leaders can start in the classroom. Leadership skills may seem innate, but there are ways to cultivate leadership qualities in any student by employing the strategies and skills in their learning. This doesn’t only pertain to children as they go through school; in fact, the adult ed classroom is still a place to Read More

Preparing Students For HSE Test Day

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November 27th, 2018

When it comes to High School Equivalency (HSE) test day, students of any age can be feeling nervous. After all, they’ve just spent a substantial amount of time in a prep course or studying to take this very exam. They want to succeed, and now it’s time to prove they’ve learned and prepared themselves.   Read More

PrepPath eBooks Available Now

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November 13th, 2018

PrepPath is the most comprehensive, customizable solution used to prepare adult learners for any high school equivalency test.  It comes equipped with many components to help teachers and adult learners find success. This includes a selection of High School Equivalency resources.  PrepPath has a selection of eBooks available today.  Take advantage of the essential information Read More

Budgeting Time To Study: How to Help Students with Time Management

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November 6th, 2018

For adult learners, finding the time to study and prepare for their classes can be especially challenging. Work and family obligations and responsibilities take up a lot of their time outside the classroom, so it’s crucial for the teacher to help them not only learn the material, but how to best budget their time for Read More

PrepPath: Social Studies

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October 31st, 2018

PrepPath proudly provides content for your students in all Higher Secondary Education module areas. It allows educators to best help their students improve their skills and achieve their goals. Our ever-evolving content provides students with the exact information necessary to succeed on any high school equivalency exam. Our database of over 110,000 study questions is Read More

Prison Entrepreneurial Programs: How Adult Ed Can Help

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October 22nd, 2018

When it comes to education in prison, programs that inspire and show prisoners their potential in real world occupations can go a long way to changing attitudes and expectations for the better. After being released from prison, it can be very difficult to find work, however, with a foundational entrepreneurial program while in prison, there Read More

The Benefits of Adult Diplomas

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October 15th, 2018

For many adults who did not earn their high school degree or diploma when they were in school, makes it feel like they missed their opportunity. This simply isn’t true. Adult learners can follow many paths to return to the classroom and finally achieve this goal. There are many reasons why adults should restart their Read More

PrepPath: Using Social Media to Teach Adults

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October 9th, 2018

Social media is a big part of the lives of most people today. It’s not just for kids. Adults are engaged on social media. For many it’s where they communicate with family and friends and get their news. With access to social media so widely available thanks to smartphones, using social media in adult education Read More

Finding the Courage to Earn a High School Equivalency Degree

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October 1st, 2018

For the adult learner, the decision to return to the classroom can be daunting. There are many reasons why the individual never finished their schooling. It can be from lack of support, family crisis, economic pressures, or overall academic struggles. No matter the reason, they were unable to get their high school diploma then. Today, Read More

PrepPath: Mathematical Reasoning

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September 24th, 2018

PrepPath proudly provides content for your students in all Higher Secondary Education module areas. It allows educators to best help their students improve their skills and achieve their goals. Our ever-evolving content provides students with the exact information necessary to succeed on any high school equivalency exam. Our database of over 110,000 study questions is Read More

Ability to Edit Questions from Keyword Search Option

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September 17th, 2018

PrepPath is excited to announce a new feature to better help teachers. The Keyword search option has always allowed users to quickly find questions they need, but now they can also edit the questions right from this search. Users can click on the Keyword Search tile and then will see four buttons at the top Read More

Important Test Taking Tips

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September 17th, 2018

Test day is an important day in a learner’s life. In particular, students taking high school equivalency (HSE) exams recognize the significant impact that passing the exam can have on their lives. A number of considerations and tips can be useful in helping these students be successful on the exam. Proper rest, tool knowledge and Read More

PrepPath: The Road to Success

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September 10th, 2018

For adults working to achieve their HSE, PrepPath is an invaluable asset in helping them find success.   Adults need a platform that helps them prepare for careers or for college. Without a digital literacy foundation, adults lack the upper hand when competing for placement in the job market.    PrepPath helps all high school Read More

Top 10 Support Issues for PrepPath

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September 4th, 2018

PrepPath realizes learning a new software program isn’t all that different from the first day on a new campus. Our technical support team is comprised of attentive “tour guides” from the moment you enroll, and we’re only a phone call, email or online chat session away. We have identified the 10 most requested support issues. Read More

NYS Ed Announces Fourth Pathway to Complete TASC

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August 27th, 2018

NYS Ed has announced a fourth pathway to complete Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).  This will offer students another way to earn a New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.  This new pathway allows students to use passing scores are certain Regents exams to fulfill the requirements of those subjects covered by TASC tests. Read More

Critiquing Adult Participation in Education (CAPE) Research

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August 20th, 2018

When it comes to helping adults who are in the need of returning to the classroom and continue pursuing their education, there is a need to understand how many people are in this situation.  For many potential adult learners, the fear, anxiety and social stigmas of returning to a classroom can feel insurmountable. To better Read More

Tips For Success On The RLA Writing Response

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August 13th, 2018

To successfully earn a GED, students need to pass the Reasoning Through Language Arts portion of the exam. There are important steps to follow to ensure success. Simply attempting a written response on the RLA test subject doesn’t mean students will earn points. Rather, students need to write complete essays that demonstrate clear understanding and Read More

Every Student Cares: How to Bring Out the Best in Your Adult Learners

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August 6th, 2018

When teaching, it’s easy to identify the students who are eager to succeed: Those who participate freely, ask questions often, and take on the challenges of regular assignments. The students who may be more difficult to identify are the ones who seem withdrawn, are frustrated by the work, and don’t come forward to ask questions. Read More

PrepPath: Reasoning Through Language Arts

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July 30th, 2018

PrepPath proudly provides content for your students in all Higher Secondary Education module areas. It allows educators to best help their students improve their skills and achieve their goals. Our ever-evolving content provides students with the exact information necessary to succeed on any high school equivalency exam. Our database of over 110,000 study questions is Read More

The Latest Trends In Teacher Professional Development

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July 23rd, 2018

The mark of a high quality teacher is one who constantly challenges themselves to learn and explore the newest methods of the profession. Many schools and programs offer opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth with programs and courses. Teachers are also finding avenues to continue their learning in classes outside of school as Read More

Introducing Time on Task Report

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June 22nd, 2018

Online testing, assignments, and assessments are important tools for teachers to use with their students that take advantage of the technology students are using everyday. It promotes continued learning outside the classroom, and keeps students accountable for their progress. It allows teachers to monitor this progress from anywhere as students complete their online assignments. There Read More

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5 Tips For Improving Vocabulary in Adult Learners

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May 29th, 2018

Adult learners’ vocabulary knowledge can vary drastically, providing challenges to educators attempting to develop educational content across the spectrum. Educators need simple and effective ways to increase their adult learners’ vocabulary skills in order to continue pushing their overall learning. This means adding ways for the students to continue to improve their vocabulary without making it the sole focus of their education.

PrepPath Feature: Extended Reply Questions

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May 14th, 2018

PrepPaths’ Extended Reply Questions are crucial for students to fully synthesize their lessons on a higher-level. These questions go beyond choosing an answer and require students to write critically and answer more long form questions.

Join PrepPath at the NYSAIEP Conference

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May 1st, 2018

Are you attending the NYSAIEP conference this May 14th to May 18th? Then be sure to come visit PrepPath and discover this all-inclusive opportunity for online preparation for adult learners.  The New York State Association of Incarcerated Education Programs, Inc. supports and assists the professional growth of their membership by promoting excellence in incarcerated education Read More

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PrepPath Attending the NYACCE Conference

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April 26th, 2018

Are you attending the NYACCE conference this April 30th to May 2nd?  Then be sure to come visit PrepPath and discover this all-inclusive opportunity for online preparation for the TASC.  The New York Association for Continuing and Community Education is a statewide association that provides information and support for professionals serving the needs of life-long Read More

When Adults Are Fearful of Learning

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March 20th, 2018

Teaching adults is different than teaching children. The expectations and reasons for learning are different than a child’s. Educators should be vigilant in determining the needs of their adult students because they may not be obvious. An adult’s needs could range from time management to a lack of foundational skills.   They May Have Past Read More

Reading Sets Available in Spanish

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March 16th, 2018

Did you know that PrepPath has 40 of its English reading sets translated into Spanish? We do! Not only have we translated the passages, we’ve also translated the questions, hints, and reasons too!  And everyday we’re working on adding more! Here is how you can check to see if the reading set is available in Read More

Introducing Language Translation Tool Via Google Translate

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March 16th, 2018

While it’s the goal of any teacher working with students learning English as a second language to help them master their new language, teachers also know these students are not always able to work and learn at their highest level due to this barrier. What teachers need is a way to help students learn their Read More

Life Skills and Vocational Training Go Hand in Hand

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December 23rd, 2017

Many young adults face numerous barriers as they prepare to enter the workforce. As they pursue vocational training to position themselves for better opportunity, life skills become an increasingly valuable component of their endeavors. Vocational programs teach the skills necessary for a specific job while life skills are applicable to any job. Life skills refer Read More

How to Integrate Blended Learning into Your Adult Ed Classroom

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December 14th, 2017

Blended Learning is a mix of face-to-face instruction and technology to facilitate learning. Sometimes referred to as a hybrid model, Blended Learning can be used in the adult education classroom and proves to be beneficial to instructors and students alike. Blended Learning implementation can range from brief, in-class polls to fully online programs and assessments. Read More

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Overview

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November 20th, 2017

In 2014, Congress passed the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years. Known as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), this reform supersedes the 1998 Workforce Investment Act. WIOA also amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Rehabilitation Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act.

Growth Mindset: A Powerful Tool for Adult Students

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October 24th, 2017

The concept of mindset was introduced by psychologist Carol Dweck as the self-perception that people have. According to Dweck’s theory, there are two mindsets: fixed and growth. A fixed mindset refers to an individual’s belief that his basic traits, talent and intelligence are static.

How Prison Education Reduces Recidivism

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September 14th, 2017

Recidivism is defined as a convicted criminal’s tendency to reoffend. It is the repetition of undesirable, previously punished behavior. A 2013 research report by the RAND Corporation indicated that prison inmates who have received vocational training or general education are significantly less likely to return to prison after release.   The prison education programs range Read More

Locked Up and Learning: Innovative Prison Education Programs

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August 23rd, 2017

Prisons have historically offered basic educational programs to inmates. The limited focus programs frequently provided literacy, trade skills and GED preparation. Correspondence programs have also been a popular part of the prison education system. As education has evolved, innovative programs have transformed learning within the prison system. New instructional models provide unique opportunities for inmates Read More

10 Summer Reads to Help Teachers Prepare and Recharge

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August 1st, 2017

School is out for summer, but that does not mean the learning ends. As a teacher, your summers may often be spent reading about educational trends and preparing for the next school term. However, it is also necessary for you to spend time reading things that will allow you to unwind, reflect and continue being Read More

How to Become a Techie Teacher this Summer

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July 24th, 2017

Technology is the new way of life, and techies are commanding the future. As a teacher, your position as a techie allows you to stay connected with the current trends and changes while offering your students a technological advantage.

Helpful Resources for Adult Educators

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July 11th, 2017

Adult education has moved away from the isolated use of textbooks and lecture formats. Similarly, the instructional model has moved away from one isolated teacher to networks of educators sharing best practices.

How to Apply the SAMR Model to Your Adult Ed Lessons

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June 14th, 2017

Higher education, the work force and society in general are evolving technologically. Adult learners should be equipped to succeed in the tech savvy environments. You can help your students face the changes and challenges associated with the use of technology by adapting your instruction with the SAMR model.

Use SAMR as a Guide to Choosing the Best Apps for Your Students

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May 31st, 2017

The SAMR model is an educational framework used by instructors to evaluate the way technology is used in instruction. SAMR is an acronym with each letter representing a level of technological integration: S (substitution), A (augmentation), M (modification), and R (redefinition). At each level, technology influences the instruction and outcome in various ways. Numerous apps Read More

Combatting Spring Fever in Your Adult Ed Classroom

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May 17th, 2017

The weather is nice. The days are longer. Spring Fever is setting in for both you and your students. During this time, it is not uncommon to notice that your students may not be as focused as previously, and you may even be experiencing a dip in motivation.

Importance of Differentiating Instruction in the Adult Ed Classroom

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March 28th, 2017

Differentiation is an instructional method designed to meet the needs of all students. It requires teachers to teach the same material in multiple ways. Because adult learners bring a range of personal experience, prior knowledge and exposure to their learning, differentiation is a necessary instructional tool.

Top Strategies for Teaching ESL Adults

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March 21st, 2017

Teaching adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to teaching them specific content, as an instructor you must also overcome cultural barriers and teach language usage skills for oral and written communication. There are several ways to turn these challenges into goals and opportunities.

Easy Student Assessments to Employ in Your Class Today

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January 31st, 2017

Over the years, assessments have become viewed as a negative aspect of the instructional process for various reasons. The trends of traditional student assessments included lengthy administration, grading and review times. They also provided insight that students may have missed the mark too late in the learning progression.

Tips on Staying Fit While Teaching Full Time

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January 13th, 2017

Maintaining a full-time job as an educator requires a lot of time and energy. Your time is not limited to just classroom instruction, but requires additional time outside of the classroom in lesson preparation and assignment review. This workload can leave any individual extremely tired, especially coupled with other life responsibilities. Adopting a healthy lifestyle Read More

How to Use Student Learner Profiles to Be a Better Teacher

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January 10th, 2017

As with parenting, teaching requires teaching the students you have, not the ones you wish you had. The way to achieve this is through really knowing and understanding your students’ lives in an effort to more effectively reach them. By understanding students’ backgrounds, family dynamics, learning styles and other characteristics, you can create a learning Read More

PrepPath Now Offers Translation in 14 Languages

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January 9th, 2017

For years, PrepPath has received requests for our product line to be available in more than just the English language. In an effort to support our users (international students and students seeking a high school equivalency in Spanish), PrepPath is excited to announce we are now offering a foreign language translation across the platform. PrepPath Read More

How to Overcome Teaching Setbacks

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January 6th, 2017

You devote countless hours to planning lessons for your students’ learning and growth. Many of those lessons are tremendous successes yielding great results for your students. Then, there are other lessons that you pour yourself into only to fail. The good news is, it happens to everyone at some point. The bad news is, it’s Read More

New Year, New You: How to Actually Keep Your Resolutions

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January 3rd, 2017

The approach of each New Year spurs resolution setting by millions of people. The resolutions cover the gamut from health and spirituality to romance, career and much more. Benefits of setting resolutions include reflecting on past actions and setting new goals. Another benefit is the anticipation of doing or accomplishing something.

A Recipe for Successful Lesson Plans

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December 27th, 2016

Great lessons are like savory recipes; they require specific ingredients combined in an explicit manner to deliver desired results. Lesson plans represent the recipe for learning success. As with most baking recipes, there are base ingredients that must be incorporated for the desired results. The basic ingredients of lesson plans include objectives, materials, instruction delivery Read More

How to Prepare Students for the GED Science Test

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December 22nd, 2016

The GED® test is comprised of five subject content areas. Science is one of the core subjects on the exam. A strategic instructional approach can help your students successfully prepare for the exam. The following strategies will assist you in helping your students achieve this goal.

Teach Engaging Math Lessons with a Holiday Bake-Off

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December 13th, 2016

The holidays are filled with gifts and gatherings. But no holiday gathering is complete without the presence of decadent baked goods. As the holidays approach bring the excitement of the season into your classroom by incorporating sweet treats into otherwise bah-humbug lessons.

Tips for Using Google Calendar in the Classroom

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December 8th, 2016

Google Calendar is a free online calendar that offers a number of features to assist both teachers and students with staying organized. Available features include multiple calendars, offline availability, syncing and quick-add. Calendar’s capabilities include:

How to Stay Focused on Your Goals When Life Gets Hectic

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December 6th, 2016

As an adult learner, no doubt there are competing responsibilities in your life. Responsibilities at home, work, school and other commitments will all be vying for your attention. Sometimes it seems as though all of your duties need urgent attention simultaneously. In those moments it is necessary for you to stay focused on accomplishing your Read More

Make the Most of Your Faculty Meetings

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November 29th, 2016

A calendar invite goes out announcing an upcoming faculty meeting and the heavy sighs and disgruntled whispers ripple through the building. The expectations of a tedious time-wasting meeting that could have been a memo weigh heavy on your mind. Based on the agenda, you may have already outlined a few people that will raise their Read More

How to Beat Holiday Stress: Tips for Students and Teachers

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November 23rd, 2016

Holidays can bring on a tremendous amount of stress for many individuals. Common stressors include planning gatherings, arranging childcare, absence of loved ones and even anxiety about social encounters. Travel, year-end work deadlines and competing commitments are also major contributors to holiday stress.

How to Use GeoGuessr in the Adult Classroom

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November 22nd, 2016

Geography is one of the required subjects for students seeking high school equivalency (HSE) certification. Everyone knows that games can be an extremely fun, interactive way to review concepts. GeoGuessr is a web-based game requiring players to guess where they are based on visible clues. The game is staged by dropping players into street views Read More

Future Ready Events Across the Country

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November 17th, 2016

Digital has been defined as the way of the future. In response to the growing presence of digital, the educational field has introduced the concept of being Future Ready. Future Ready is defined as an effort to increase digital learning opportunities so that students are better prepared for college, careers and citizenship.

Free Reading Comprehension Sites for Your Adult Learners

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November 16th, 2016

Reading comprehension is a significant portion of the high school equivalency (HSE) exams. The need for successful reading comprehension is not only reserved for the reading and language arts section of the exam, but carries over into other subjects including science, social studies and math. The HSE exams are structured with passages followed by a Read More

Five Effective Ways for Assessing Adult Learners

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November 10th, 2016

Learning and instruction are measured by effective assessment. Assessment provides valuable insight for teachers. Assessments are typically categorized as pretest, formative or summative. Pretests, or needs assessments, are used to identify how much knowledge a student has on a given subject prior to any instruction being delivered. The information derived from pretests can be used Read More

Five Features of Google that Help Make Teaching Easier

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November 2nd, 2016

Google has a clearly defined mission, “To organize the world’s information and make it universally acceptable and useful.” This concept is evident in the tools that they create and make available to the general public. Many of these creations prove to be valuable resources in the classroom for both teachers and students. Among these tools Read More

Tips on Teaching Adult Students to Edit Their Writing

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October 26th, 2016

For many students writing is hard. The process of editing writing can be even more daunting. The primary challenges surrounding editing are the time required and the rules that must be applied. Editing can be a lengthy process requiring extreme attention to detail. The time and attention required when combing for errors can be very Read More

Help Your Students Improve Word Choice

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October 19th, 2016

Word choice is one of the six traits of writing defined as the vocabulary that a writer chooses to convey a point. Factors influencing word choice include word meaning, specificity, and audience.

Is Your Classroom Future Ready?

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October 17th, 2016

The concept of being future ready and implementing technology in the learning process has recently picked up a lot of momentum. It’s been a focal point of President Obama’s initiative to help educators transition into the 21st century and to utilize technology resources to streamline education.

Geometry Study Guide for High School Equivalency Test

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October 6th, 2016

Preparation for any High School Equivalency (HSE) Test is best achieved when broken into sizeable sections for review. Within the math portion of the tests alone students are responsible for a number of different concepts. Geometry is among the mathematics material that students should be familiar with. Differing from basic operations, geometry is understood through Read More

Free Websites for Keyboarding Practice

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September 29th, 2016

Many of the High School Equivalency (HSE) tests have recently moved to online versions. As a result, it is increasingly important that your students know how to type. Proper keyboarding technique will assist your students when it is time to take the HSE test. Free websites and applications (apps) are available for students to practice Read More

Comparing Governments: Parliament vs. President

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September 20th, 2016

Systems of government vary across the globe, each with their own characteristics. Even within the same type of system, you can find variations. Two of the most prominent forms of democratic government are the parliamentary and presidential systems. There are a number of differences among their characteristics and design.

What is Future Ready?

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September 14th, 2016

Technology has played a role in education for some time. As we move deeper into the 21st century, technology is impacting education more than ever. It has improved the mediums in which teachers educate their students and has unlocked opportunities that may have seemed impossible at the turn of the century.

Help Your Adult Students Ace a Job Interview

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September 7th, 2016

For many adult students, additional education will open the door to new career opportunities. They may be preparing to become more competitive in their current industry or seeking a career change altogether. Regardless of their intent, it is necessary for them to be adequately prepared for the job interview process. There are many ways to Read More

Top Five Benefits of Using Google Classroom

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September 1st, 2016

Advancements in technology have transformed the learning environment well beyond the initial one-room school houses into innovative centers of communication. Learners have access to resources that extend beyond textbooks and offer connection with the world.

Top Five Ways to Create a Positive Learning Environment

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August 31st, 2016

The various contexts, locations and cultures in which students learn is defined as the learning environment. Positive learning environments are characterized as supportive, caring, challenging and safe. Positive learning environments have been shown to produce better results academically and strengthen other life skills for learners.

Keep Your Students Productive with Summer Study Tips

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August 25th, 2016

While summer is prime time for vacation and fun, it is also important for students to stay on top of their academic skills. A number of study tips are available for helping them stay productive. Summer study tips for your students range from reviewing previous materials to joining study groups. Tips for your students’ productivity Read More

3,2,1 Write!

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August 4th, 2016

Several considerations must be taken into account when preparing students for success on the essay portion of the high school equivalency (HSE) test. To start, students must produce a complete work in a 45-minute period. The elements of the essay must include a focused topic, organization and sentence mechanics. Your work with students should include Read More

Tips on Integrating Technology into an Adult-Ed Setting

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July 28th, 2016

The presence of technology is becoming more dominant in many areas of life. Doctors’ offices are using tablets to replace reams of paperwork; restaurants are allowing guests to place orders and pay right at their tables; and mobile devices and apps have revolutionized the approach to every day tasks.

Ideas for Teaching Chemical Reactions to Adult Students

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July 26th, 2016

Chemical reactions are among the many science related concepts that adult students must be familiar with in preparation for the high school equivalency (HSE) exam. A chemical reaction changes a substance into a new one with a different chemical identity. When two or molecules interact and change the molecules, a reaction results. The substances that Read More

Math Questions Available in Spanish

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July 24th, 2016

It can be extremely difficult to learn new concepts in English as an ESL (English as a Second Language) learner. Math can be a particularly tricky topic for adult learners and instructors can find it challenging to support ESL learners.

Launch Ahead with Self-Study

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July 19th, 2016

For adult students, some topics are easier to learn and retain than others. Sometimes there is a bit too much information to comprehend quickly and it’s not always easy to understand a lesson the first time through. With chaotic schedules between work, family and school, adult learners need to utilize study time as best they Read More

What Can Your Students Expect on the HSE Math Test?

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July 14th, 2016

Part of preparing your students for the math portion of the high school equivalency (HSE) is ensuring that they have a clear understanding of the expectations surrounding the test. Included in these expectations are test structure, content and required skills. Practice problems will also be helpful towards your students’ preparation.  

Advantages of a Non-Traditional Student

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July 5th, 2016

As an adult educator, many of your students are considered non-traditional. Seven characteristics are identified by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) as making a student non-traditional: delayed enrollment into post-secondary education; attends college part-time; works full time; is financially independent for financial aid purposes; has dependents other than a spouse; is a single Read More

Homophones vs. Homonyms: What’s the Difference?

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July 1st, 2016

Homophones and homonyms are among the most confusing grammatical concepts within the English Language Arts skills content areas. In many cases, English is not pronounced the way it is written; there are variants in distinction for students especially when listening to dictated exercises. In order for students to successfully identify homophones and homonyms, they must Read More

Motivational Videos Your Adult Students Must See

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June 29th, 2016

Adult learners often have long difficult journeys ahead of them when choosing to pursue high school equivalency (HSE) certification. A number of factors impact their decision and ability to pursue HSE certification. Some of the most common obstacles include:

Strategies for Teaching Grammar to Adults

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June 23rd, 2016

In many cases the amount of exposure, or lack thereof, to a specific concept directly impacts a student’s instructional experience. Particularly in cases where an adult has not been exposed to correct speaking throughout life, challenges arise for instructors teaching grammar. Adults who have not been exposed to correct speaking may not immediately notice errors Read More

Is Your Community Future Ready?

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June 21st, 2016

The focus of educational preparation is moving towards future ready outcomes. You are preparing your students in future ready classrooms, but are the communities that they are a part of future ready?

Pros and Cons of Online College Classes

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June 16th, 2016

Online education has seen a tremendous rise over the last few years. More learners are taking advantage of pursuing college coursework in blended and online formats. As with any new advancements, there are a number of pros and cons associated with online classes. Benefits range from greater flexibility to financial savings. Cons include lack of Read More

Effective Ways to Transition Adult Students to a College Education

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June 7th, 2016

As more adults engage in secondary learning opportunities, there is a continual need for effective transitions into post-secondary educational programs. States have adopted a number of strategies to address this growing need. Trends are focusing heavily on 1) implementation of state level transition pilot programs, 2) using data to inform policy and practice, 3) providing Read More

How to Identify and Teach Adult Students with a Learning Disability

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June 2nd, 2016

A Learning Disability (LD) is a neurological disability that someone is born with or is acquired later in life. A disability impacts the way a person processes information. Sometimes learning disabilities are referred to as “specific learning disorders.” They can affect learning, understanding, memory and communication.

Top Five Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

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May 26th, 2016

Every school is known for something. Whether it’s academic rigor, robust sports programing, social activities or the number of graduates entering their field each year, the lists are seemingly endless with bragging rights and potential. However, the pathway of learning is changing and now encompasses more nontraditional students than ever.

HSE Test Accommodations for Students with a Learning Disability

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May 24th, 2016

There are a number of accommodations that can be made for students with Learning Disabilities (LD) in the classroom. The accommodations are slight adjustments that help minimize the impact of LD on the student’s learning and performance potential. Likewise, the same or similar accommodations can be applied to assist students during high school equivalency (HSE) Read More

Effective Teaching Strategies for Adult Educators

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May 20th, 2016

As an adult educator you are responsible for creating a learning atmosphere that fosters success at many different levels for each student. Accomplishing this success comes through strategies such as differentiation, the use of graphic organizers, group work and use of music to make connections. These strategies, and many others, are effective with adults because Read More

Top Characteristics of the Future Ready Classroom

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May 13th, 2016

The way of the world is rapidly changing as the 21st century surges forward. In response to the acceleration, classrooms must evolve to ensure that students are prepared to be competitive in their educational and workforce environments. As instructors, you can best equip your students by creating a classroom environment conducive to supporting the growth Read More

The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Adult Students

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May 10th, 2016

Good literacy programs incorporate reading aloud as part of the instructional process. Although some may think reading aloud is juvenile, the read aloud process should not be absent from adult literacy programs. Reading aloud produces many benefits for learners. Read-alouds help students improve comprehension, vocabulary and information processing skills. These benefits can be achieved in Read More

21st Century Skills Defined

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May 5th, 2016

The 21st century is often referred to as the information age. Specific skills have been identified as necessary for students to learn in the classroom and carry into the workforce. Referred to as 21st century skills, these abilities go beyond core subject areas and provide a deeper foundation for success in our modern society.

Democracy: What Does That Mean?

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May 3rd, 2016

Democracy is a form of government that gives power to the people. The United States (U.S.) operates as a representative democracy. This means that the citizens elect the government. Citizens choose representatives to make laws and decisions on their behalf. Election of the government occurs at the local, state and national level through a formal, Read More

Top Strategies for Writing a Dynamite Conclusion

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April 28th, 2016

Introductions and conclusions are perhaps the most important parts of written responses. They frame the writer’s thoughts for readers. A well written conclusion also ties a writer’s thoughts together. It summarizes the material and closes the conversation between writer and reader. Though highly important, the composition of a conclusion can be the most difficult part Read More

How to Identify the Learning Styles of Your Adult Students

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April 26th, 2016

Every individual has a learning style that works best for them. Identifying and understanding the learning styles of your adult students will help you tailor lessons that appeal to them. Several learning styles have been identified and introduced over the years. Among the three most recognized learning styles are: auditory, kinesthetic and visual. There are Read More

How to Teach Volume to Adult Students

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April 21st, 2016

Adult learners should be familiar with many mathematical conceptsand formulas. Among the most common is volume. Volume is defined as the amount of space occupied by a substance or object. It describes the capacity of a container or space. Volume is measured in square, or cubic, units.

Senators Working to Increase State Adult Education Funding

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April 19th, 2016

As Fiscal Year ’17 (FY17) approaches, a few senators have teamed up to work towards increasing state funding for adult education for a consecutive year. The goal is to secure the Adult Education Funding Grants at the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) allotted level. Approval would yield $635 million in funds for adult education Read More

Study Guide for the Math Portion of the HSE Exam

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April 14th, 2016

Mathematics skills are strengthened through practice. While preparing for the math portion of high school equivalency (HSE) tests, students should have numerous opportunities to review and practice skills. Through a combination of classroom activities, online resources and practice tests students will be well prepared for success on their HSE exams.

HSE News: New Score Requirements Affecting States Across the Nation

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April 12th, 2016

Scoring requirements on the GEDⓇ exam have not gone unnoticed by adult educators or students. The higher standards implemented in 2014 resulted in fewer students passing the GEDⓇ test, leaving educators wondering how to help students succeed. Testing officials analyzed the data, coming to the conclusion to lower the required passing score. The effects have Read More

How to Prepare Generation Z for the Future

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April 5th, 2016

Every generation wields its own name and defining characteristics. The latest conversations have been dominated by talks on Millennials – how to reach them, how to teach them, how to work with them. But what about the generation behind them? Generation Z. Generation Z is the next emerging generation, comprised of current tweens (10-12) and Read More

Qualities of an Effective Leader

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March 29th, 2016

Some people are natural born leaders while others learn to become great leaders. John C. Maxwell, Steven R. Covey and countless others have become best sellers sharing the principles of effective leadership. Blogs, business journals and magazines have shared the traits in articles for years. The most common qualities of effective leaders include honesty, optimism Read More

How to Write an Effective Resume

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March 24th, 2016

There are many statistics on the amount of time that recruiters, talent managers and hiring managers spend looking at resumes. Most of the stats lean towards the idea that these individuals spend mere moments looking at resumes before making a decision to move forward or pass. This is if the resume is actually being reviewed Read More

How to Separate Fact from Opinion on the HSE Test

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March 22nd, 2016

The processing of information is an important component of studying and learning. When students process new information presented to them, it is important to be able to identify whether the information is a fact or an opinion. Learning how to separate fact from opinion is an important skill that is evaluated on high school equivalency Read More

Study Guide for the Science Portion of the HSE Exam

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March 18th, 2016

Studying for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam should be strategic. Adequate time should be spent on each subject with a study plan directly targeting the information needed for your students. For the Science portion of the exam, a successful study plan should include vocabulary work, classroom activities, online resources and practice tests.

Homeo-What? Tips on Teaching Homeostasis to Your Adult Students

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March 15th, 2016

Homeostasis comes from the Greek words “homeo,” which means similar or the same, and “stasis,” which means stable. It encompasses how human bodies regulate their selves so that the body maintains a stable and constant condition. The topic is a component of high school equivalency tests. Below are some tips that will help you teach Read More

How to Help Students Achieve Goals by Writing Them Down

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March 3rd, 2016

is an important lifelong skill that is not very easy to master. A lot of people go through life without practicing this, and it can spell the difference between success and failure towards any endeavor. Setting goals can help you focus better and achieve more. Having clear goals can help you in almost everything including Read More

Tips on Teaching Irony to Adult Learners

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March 1st, 2016

There are many literary devices which your students should be familiar with as part of their Language Arts instruction. Among those concepts is irony. It is necessary to teach the concept both in definition and in practice so students are able to successfully identify irony in action.

Best Grammar Resources to Help Students Ace the HSE Test

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February 25th, 2016

The High School Equivalency (HSE) tests evaluate grammar skills through multiple choice and essay formats. Students should be able to identify and correct grammatical errors as well as compose grammatically correct writings. As you work with your students you will likely face challenges including English as a Second Language (ESL) difficulties, poor speaking habits, texting Read More

Online Resources to Teach the American Revolution

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February 18th, 2016

The American Revolution is a very important part of history that every American should know. This is why it is a vital topic in GED Social Studies. Although some may consider history lessons tedious and uninteresting, the American Revolution is a very exciting time in history – the right materials and resources can make both teaching Read More

Why Does Adult Education Matter?

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February 16th, 2016

Literacy should not be taken for granted. Although literate people sometimes assume that the same basic knowledge and skills are acquired by almost everyone, there is a considerable number of Americans who have low literacy and numeracy skills. In fact, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States has a Read More

How to Engage Adult Students in the Pythagorean Theorem

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February 11th, 2016

In Mathematics, the use of theories and formulas is common practice. The Pythagorean Theorem is a geometric theory used in the calculations of right triangles. The Pythagorean Theorem states that the sum of the squares of the two sides of the right triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse. The hypotenuse is the Read More

Study Guide for the Social Studies Portion of the HSE Exam

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February 9th, 2016

The Social Studies portion of High School Equivalency (HSE) exams requires just as much preparation as the Math and Writing/Language arts sections. It covers four major domains: US History, Civics, Economics and Geography. A combination of approaches and activities should be used to prepare for the exams. Classroom activities, online resources and practice tests will Read More

Teach Students to Write a Dynamite Response in Five Steps

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February 4th, 2016

The language arts portion of the High School Equivalency test asks students to create a compelling response to a written piece of information. Students may be asked to read a passage or a grouping of information before possibly summarizing the piece. In order to gauge the student’s reading comprehension skills, the instructions call for a Read More

Why Professional Development is Key for Adult Educators

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February 2nd, 2016

Learning does not end simply because you have a degree and a career. Professional development is especially important for educators, as it encourages teachers by providing new teaching methods and access to resources. Surprisingly enough, the skills learned in professional development courses can carry over into your work, allowing you to teach your adult students Read More

Introducing Performance Level Descriptors

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January 28th, 2016

If you are teaching your students the skills they need to pass the GED® exam, you have likely heard of performance level descriptors (PLD). Unfortunately, many teachers overlook the benefits of using PLDs to teach students the best way to study for the test. They shouldn’t. Knowing your students’ PLD is like having a secret Read More

Top Strategies for Teaching Poetry to Adults

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January 26th, 2016

When students take the GED® exam, they will be asked to read and analyze a piece of poetry. The language arts section requires analysis and discussion, and your adult students may not pass the test if they are not comfortable reading poems. In order to best prepare your students, it is essential that you focus Read More

Top 10 Instructional Methods for Adults

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January 26th, 2016

No learners are the same. As a result, classroom instruction should be just as diverse as the students being served. Adult learners are a more unique group of learners because they bring a lifetime of experiences and perspectives to their educational pursuit. Because their experiences vary along with their motivators, it is important that you Read More

Study Guide for the Writing Portion of the HSE Exam

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January 21st, 2016

The writing section of the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam is broken into two parts: editing and essay. Preparing for success on both sections can be accomplished with a strategic, multi-layered approach. The plan should begin with classroom activities designed to assess and provide additional practice. The outer layers include online resources that can be Read More

Best Ways for Teachers to Recharge Over the Summer

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January 21st, 2016

Adult educators are faced with a number of unique challenges and frustrations. Physical space, time, support and policies are often among the obstacles they face. For many adult educators, their classes are not held in a dedicated space. Instead, they are sharing space or using a multi-purpose work area, such as a room in a Read More

Important Science Vocabulary Your Adult Students Must Know

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January 19th, 2016

Understanding specific vocabulary is the key to unlocking success on the Science portion of the High School Equivalency (HSE) exams. Through a baseline understanding of key vocabulary, students are able to accurately answer questions and better decode the problems they may not be sure about.

Help Adult Students Find Balance

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January 14th, 2016

Adult learners often have a number of roles and responsibilities outside of the classroom. In addition to classes and study time, adult learners may have jobs, children and other commitments that they are required to give attention to. For some learners the idea of school-life balance may be a lofty goal. As an adult educator, Read More

HSE News: Student Success Stories

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January 12th, 2016

The dawning of a new year is often filled with reflection and celebration, and a dash of hope for the coming year. Although many adults face daily struggles on the path to a brighter future, success stories are rampant across the country. Every day, thousands of adults are facing adversity with the determination and grit Read More

Most Important Life Skills Your Adult Students Need

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January 7th, 2016

By the time many students leave high school or an adult education program, some are not necessarily ready for the “real world.” While there may not be a section of the High School Equivalency exam pertaining to life skills, it is certainly the role of an educator to focus on the skills that adult students Read More

HSE News: Adult Education Institutions Overcome Obstacles

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December 30th, 2015

It’s not always easy to be an adult educator. Obtaining a high school diploma when life has steered young adults in another direction is also not a small task. This realization makes it important to stop and reflect on the bigger picture every once in awhile. Adult learning centers across the country are using government Read More

How to Identify and Help Adult Learners Facing a Learning Disability

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December 29th, 2015

Learning disabilities can impact students well into adulthood. Understanding the various learning disabilities, their symptoms and impact on learning will allow you to better identify and work with students within your classroom. Learning disabilities are typically categorized into two sub-categories – Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) and Related Disorders. The list of related disorders includes Memory, Read More

Top Classroom Activities to Engage Adult ESL Students

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December 23rd, 2015

Supporting English as a Second Language (ESL) learners should not be limited to textbook memorization, but should be engaging opportunities that are intended for learning and practice. Through the combination of direct instruction and practice activities, students’ language acquisition skills will improve. Some examples of activities to help adult ESL students are:

Five-Step Plan to Prepare Adult Learners for Any HSE

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December 17th, 2015

“The journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step.” – Lao Tzu Preparing for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam does not have to be an overwhelming journey. Breaking the process down into actionable steps makes the preparation more manageable. Five steps for successful HSE preparation are: 1) Identify the HSE exam for your Read More

Ten Idioms to Teach Your Adult English Language Learner

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December 15th, 2015

Learning the basics of a new language is difficult enough on its own, but learning the subtle details, including slang and idioms, can make the process even more daunting. Idioms, which are phrases with meanings that aren’t literal or obvious, can act as a barrier for learning a new language. Knowing these idioms can make Read More

Best Ways to Keep Adult Students Intrinsically Motivated

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December 8th, 2015

Returning to school as an adult learner is a life-changing endeavor tied to many rewards. However, the process is often accompanied by challenges. Some of the most commonly faced obstacles of adult students involve time, cost and accessibility. Balancing other life responsibilities such as work and family impact the amount of time that adult learners have Read More

Qualities of a Good Adult Education Instructor

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December 3rd, 2015

When students return to complete their education, they do not want the same student-teacher relationship they had in traditional high school. They didn’t like the regimen then, and they are hoping for a fresh start now. Good adult education instructors understand the needs of the students and should strive to bring at least seven qualities Read More

HSE News: Adult Education Comes to the Forefront in Many States

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November 23rd, 2015

Millions of American adults have not obtained a high school diploma. The result is a hard road for many families, struggling to make a living. However, the impact reaches further than just the family. State, local and national governments are realizing that an undereducated society can have disastrous results on an entire nation. In response, Read More

How to Use Technology to Support ESL Learners

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November 19th, 2015

Teaching students who don’t speak English adds another layer of challenge for both the student and the teacher. The many subtleties in the English language can be difficult to convey. Thankfully, modern technology offers many programs designed to reduce barriers between instructors and English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Tools wrought by technology have Read More

Celebrate Adult Students’ Success on the Path to HSE

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November 12th, 2015

Students respond differently to instructional methods, motivational strategies and rewards that the instructor employs. Adult students appreciate recognition as much as younger students, but there is often variation in how they’d like to be recognized. Good instructors have a toolkit full of ways to recognize adult students’ success on the path to HSE.

Top Five Resources Adult Education Students Need to Study for HSE

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November 5th, 2015

As adult learners embark on the journey of securing high school equivalency (HSE) certifications and diplomas, there are a few resources that should be in their knapsack for success. The availability, or lack thereof, of these resources has the potential to heavily impact the outcome of the student’s level of accomplishment. Among the needed resources Read More

Brain Food: Is It Real?

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November 3rd, 2015

Healthy eating has been linked to a number of physiological benefits. Research has pointed to the positive effects of healthy eating on overall health as well as the brain. Some of the most commonly referenced benefits of healthy eating are increased energy, greater concentration, sharper memory and better moods. Eating a balanced diet on a Read More

Qualities of an Effective Adult Learning Program

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November 1st, 2015

Instructional leaders have a responsibility for creating learning atmospheres that foster student growth. Studies have shown there are specific elements that are most conducive to making this growth evident within adult learning programs. The overarching theme is creating a student-centered environment versus a faculty-centered program. The components range from associated feelings in the environment to Read More

HSE News: Adult Education Funding Increases Across the Country

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October 29th, 2015

Adult education facilities across the country face a similar challenge: The best way to provide quality education for young adults who did not complete high school. Funding issues, changes to HSE requirements and exams, and a continued focus on the importance of an educated adult population play a crucial role in adult learning institutions from Read More

Get to Know Your Adult Students

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October 27th, 2015

“They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Though the exact contributor of this quote is unknown, the value still holds true, especially in an educational setting. An essential part of an educator’s role is getting to know his or her students. Getting to know your students provides a Read More

How to Stay Motivated in a Teaching Career

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October 24th, 2015

Teaching is a dynamic, challenging profession to say the least. Adult ed instructors understand the challenges of classroom management, student motivation and creating skill-specific lessons to help students succeed. To top it all off, high school equivalency exams are evolving, creating a changing landscape that instructors must navigate. In the face of these ongoing changes Read More

You Found the Deficiency in Your Adult Learner: Now What?

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October 22nd, 2015

Pre-assessments and other test prep evaluations allow you to identify areas of strength and weakness for your students. In areas of weakness, there are a number of strategies and activities you can implement to support your adult learners’ improvement. Among these ideas are grouping, pairing, targeted assignments, progress tracking and more.

Fun Language Arts Study Games and Activities for Adult Students

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October 20th, 2015

Learning and preparing for High School Equivalency (HSE) exams does not have to be boring or involve sitting at a desk with a textbook. A number of fun, innovative resources and activities are available to support learning for adult students. Many of these activities can be used both in the classroom and for home study.

Critical Thinking Strategies for Adult Learners

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October 15th, 2015

In education, teachers and students rarely meet on the same plane. Motivations and objectives do not always match well. For example, adult students returning to school in pursuit of GED® exam recognition come loaded with complicated expectations and challenges. Good instructors know this and face the problem with critical thinking strategies. Fortunately, the best of Read More

Five Ways to Break Unproductive Study Habits of Adult Learners

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October 6th, 2015

High school wasn’t right for your students for a number of reasons. Maybe they were bored by the general education curriculum, they were needed at home, or they became a single parent. Some students just don’t thrive in a structured environment. Modern approaches to the GED® exam and high school equivalency offer real options – Read More

Incorporating Current Events into High School Equivalency Prep

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October 1st, 2015

Teaching skills necessary for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing does not have to be confined to textbook and study materials alone. Students can become engaged with learning while simultaneously increasing their awareness of what is happening in the world around them.   This dual outcome can be accomplished through the use of current events as Read More

Strategies to Improve Writing in Adult Education

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September 25th, 2015

Although daily practice is the key to improving a skill, there are always supporting activities to assist in grasping essential concepts. Writing is a foundation in adult education—it’s an element that spans subjects and is used in classes, tests, and projects. From writing a grocery list or an online social media post to structuring a Read More

How to Help Adult Learners Apply Knowledge to Life

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September 25th, 2015

Adults return to a high school education for a number of reasons. Various motives drive them to improve career prospects, to complete goals they had somehow given up, or just to show they could do it. Instructors might prefer students had higher aspirations like the sheer love of learning, but you understand that adult learners Read More

Online GED Prep: 6 Resources to Help Students Prepare

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September 24th, 2015

As you prepare for the GED® test, there are a number of resources available beyond the classroom. The internet offers a range of preparation materials including study guides and practice tests for optimal success. In addition to the printable materials, use of online GED prep resources can also help you get familiar with the computer Read More

High School Equivalency in the News

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September 23rd, 2015

The need for a high school education is critical in today’s world. Fortunately, students who aren’t able to complete high school in a traditional manner have other options. Communities across the country are teaming up with their state to offer a variety of adult education opportunities. From Maine to Georgia, counties are working diligently to Read More

Emerging Educational Technologies

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September 22nd, 2015

Technology is ever evolving with new introductions and updates being released as often as every 90 days, sometimes faster. From products, to programs, to gaming, technology is making an indelible impression on education. A few of the most popular emerging educational technologies are: tablets, virtual labs, cloud computing, gaming and wearable technology.   Tablet Computing Read More

Preparing Your Home Schooler for the HSE

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September 17th, 2015

As your home schooler nears the end of his secondary schooling, you both are sure to be thinking about next steps. Though each state has different requirements for home school graduates, most post-secondary educational institutions, the military and many jobs have a distinct requirement for entry. Part of your next step plan should include preparing Read More

Strategies to Overcome Anxiety on The HSE Test

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September 15th, 2015

Testing is often met with anxiety. Even with preparation, some students clam-up when face to face with the HSE test. A number of strategies exist to help test takers overcome anxiety-related obstacles. Some strategies can be implemented prior to taking the test while others can actually be used during the test.   Before Testing Take Care Read More

The Flipped Classroom in Adult Education

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September 10th, 2015

Teachers are constantly striving to find new ways for students to achieve success by implementing a variety of instructional models. The flipped classroom is a new concept creating interest for instructors and teachers in middle school, high school and beyond. It encourages collaboration, active learning, and the ability for students to question information prior to in-person sessions. The Read More

Should Homeschooled Students Take the GED?

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September 8th, 2015

Homeschooling is an educational delivery method chosen by many families for various reasons. While some may choose to homeschool only for a specific period, others choose to complete their secondary education via homeschool. As the homeschool delivery approach and requirements vary greatly, confusion often arises surrounding graduation best practices.  The resulting confusion can impact the college Read More

PrepPath’s Christy Williams to Present at ProLiteracy Conference

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September 7th, 2015

ProLiteracy Mission The 2015 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy will be held October 14-17 in Charleston, South Carolina. For over 50 years, ProLiteracy has worked with people and organizations across the globe to ensure that every adult can read and write. They are passionate in the belief that a more literate adult population results in Read More

Preparing for the Citizenship Exam

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September 1st, 2015

International students represent a growing number of adult learners. The focus of these learners is often on high school equivalency, citizenship and English as a Second Language (ESL). Some of the components covered in each of these learning programs overlap making cross-preparation possible for many students. Due to the nature of the tests, similarities in Read More

Three Biggest Challenges for Adult College Students

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August 25th, 2015

College is challenging for all students, but for adult learners it can be even more daunting. Adults attending college face a different set of issues than their younger counterparts.   They often have additional responsibilities at home or fears about education. They might have the desire to gain essential job-related skills, but lack the study skills necessary to Read More

What’s Next After Passing the GED?

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August 18th, 2015

With every end comes a new beginning. Earning a high school equivalency certificate is just the beginning of a journey for most students. As an instructional leader, part of your responsibility is to prepare learners for what comes after the GED® test. The task requires identifying potential obstacles, harnessing resources to help your students stay the course and Read More