Motivating Students and Setting Goals

Motivating your student or students is no easy task; yet, motivation level is often the difference between short-term and long-term students. Help keep your students motivated by: 1) making sure that the class environment is fun and interactive. 2) focusing on lessons that are relevant to your student’s life. 3) helping them set and achieve […]

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8 Ways to Use Index Cards

1. Sentence Halves: Put half a sentence on each card. The goal is for students match the two parts in order to make a complete sentence. You can vary the difficulty of this activity by making some sentence halves interchangeable with others. Encourage students to explain why they made each particular match. For beginning level […]

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Word of the Day

Classes should always end with a brief review or reflection. Reviewing with students solidifies the day’s learning, helps students feel motivated by what they have mastered, and helps you by showing where there still may be gaps in the material. An effective and no-prep review exercise is to implement “exit tickets” at the end of […]

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Universal Design for Learning

One of our teachers was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2012 CAEPA (Colorado Adult Education Professional Association) conference. Per the scholarship requirements, she compiled her notes from the very best sessions for the rest of you!   Universal Design for Learning Universal Design is set of guidelines that allows us to think about the […]

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