“I just can’t remember all that stuff!” “I haven’t been in school for a long time!” “I read. But I just can’t remember it all!” “I think I just have a bad memory.”
These statements are common when it comes to taking on the goal of studying for and passing your High School Equivalency exam. And, let’s face it…a big part of study and learning is memorization. If you are struggling with this essential skill, here are some tricks and tips when it comes to making memory count.
One of the many benefits of online learning is the ability to make study a truly personal effort. No longer bound by the schedule and structure of traditional classroom teaching, online students have the ability to customize when and how they learn.
One truth we often miss, in study and in life, is the value of feedback. No one likes any type of evaluation. Whether it be an important test or job performance review, our human instinct is to freeze or push back at the critique. But without these measures of progress we will never be able to adjust, learn, and grow.
Let’s be honest. Times are tough. Our current circumstances can make it feel like the walls are literally closing in. But at some point…some day…not too far away…this too shall pass. Better days ARE ahead. So what do we do in this present space? We prepare for those better days.
It’s been said that everything we really need to know, we learned in Kindergarten. As a former Kindergarten teacher, I take great pride in that! But is it true? Maybe. Our early learning sets the stage for invaluable skills. One of the biggest is learning to work well with others.
Teamwork often ranks in the top five of “soft skills” employers want in employees. Soft skills are the things that (hopefully) we develop and grow as we mature. But some are easier to develop, or come more naturally, than others. Often-times we need to do a self-evaluation to see just how well we match up.
Some studies show 4-year-olds ask as many as 200 to 300 questions a day…an average of 40,000 questions between the ages of 2 and 5.
Wow! That’s a lot of questions!
Sadly, those same studies go on to suggest that our daily number of questions goes on a rapid decline as we age. While this happens for a number of reasons, the result is that many of us lose our innate curiosity as we get older. Human nature kicks in and we feel the urge to answer more than we ask.
Ten minutes. That’s all it takes for a potential employer to size up a candidate. That ever important first impression is shaped by many elements. But one is easy and absolutely free: a bright, positive smile!
YouTube has more to offer than the latest cat video or newest dance challenge. There is a world of content from which to stream and learn! But like any other information source, you need to know the content can be trusted.
Did you know Essential Education has a YouTube channel designed with you in mind? It’s chock full of info. to help you in the pursuit of your High School Equivalency credential AND the next steps in your future. New content is added weekly. This includes our latest coaching sessions…yet another way to connect as a community of learners. Be sure to watch, like, subscribe, and learn.
A weird trend has developed and boomed with the invention of social media and our ability to share thoughts on the daily. The concept of “national days” is everywhere. Anything from National Donut Day to National Talk Like a Pirate Day, there’s something for everyone. But today’s “national day” struck me as something of which we can all use an extra dose. March 20th is the National Day of Happiness.