Boosting Memory

“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.

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Do you play well with others?

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.

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Developing Curiosity

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.

Warren Berger

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.

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YouTube for You

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.

Sharing Joy!

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.

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