Student Retention: What Do You Do When “Life Happens”

When adult educators get together and discuss their concerns, student retention is always mentioned as a major issue. This should not come as a surprise, though, because adult education is tasked with serving those most in need. Adult students come to your classes for a multitude of reasons: To get their GED To learn to...

Only 6 Months Left to Avoid GED Reset!

Do you have students who have passed portions of the GED test, but not all? Or, have some taken the entire test, but don’t have the minimum overall score? Maybe they have not been able to get a passing score on the essay. Whatever the situation, you and those students are feeling very stressed because time is running out! There are onl...

6 Social Media Activities for Adult Educators

As Adult Education programs struggle to manage shrinking budgets, many are looking “outside the box” for ways to increase funding. In fact, many programs have started to look into utilizing social media as a fundraising tool. However, employing social media within Adult Education can have benefits beyond merely fundraising. Creating a...

The New Common Core Standards and Adult basic education (ABE) Curricula

The Common Core Standards (CCS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects specify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readin...

2014 GED Assessment Targets for Math

With the addition of a new year, we continue to inch closer to the implementation of the 2014 GED® Test. As an educator, being prepared for the new test is extremely important if you want your students to be successful...

Teaching Strategies for Reluctant Learners

How do you get through to students who are reluctant to learn? Here are some strategies that can help you teach them more effectively. Today we're going to share with you some strategies you can use to help your reluctant learners. Every educator will have a reluctant learner at some point in their career. While there are many reasons...