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Adults need flexibility, resources to pursue higher education

Our LARAEC marketing consultant turned us on to a study conducted by Cal Matters which interviewed more than 1,000 adults without college degrees. This 2021 study showed that about “half of all California adults would be interested in taking some kind of college or adult career education if their concerns and barriers were removed (Allsop, […]

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Drivers of Persistence

Students vote with their feet. As adult educators know, enrolling students is only half the battle. It’s also necessary to retain the students that come to you. These study results from the New England Persistence Project provide valuable insight into persistence strategies that had a quantitative and qualitative impact on student persistence. In short, they […]

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The Power of Positive: Enhancing Online Student Engagement for Adult Literacy Students

Positivity makes a difference. As you probably know from your classroom, students are more likely to engage and persist in a positive, supportive environment. Ellen Beattie from the Center for Intentional Learning explores the science behind how emotions can be evoked and environments crafted to maximize student engagement. This idea of infusing practical psychological principles […]

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What Every ESL Teacher Needs to Know

Busyteacher.org shared a collection of articles that support adult ESL teachers. Topics include: 15 Secrets to Teaching Adults 15 Tricks to Get Adult Students Talking How to Handle Attendance Problems of Adult Learners How to Smooth Over a Cultural Clash Making the Most of Your Students’ Knowledge And More Read Full Article […]

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5 Best Ways to Communicate with Online and Remote Students

Often times, remote and online students are more challenging to communicate and connect with than in-person students. How do we engage adult learners when they are not in front of us? How do we make sure they are still on track?  Check out this article published by McGraw Hill Education that visit ways to increase […]

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How to Retain Adult Learners

Higher Ed Dive published an article on ways to increase retention of adult students. Read more about: Retention as a whole school effort Establishing a student success center Building relationships with students Establishing supports Proving relevant curriculum Creating a network of mentors and employers Connecting students to campus life. Read Full Article […]

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5 Tips for Effective Distance Learning with Adult Learners

This article looks ta the components that make up an effective distance learning course. Items covered reflect the wrap-around services that can be incorporated into any subject area.  These include items such as: Coaching Allowing for multiple entry points Focusing on foundational skills Staying in regular contact and integrating digital literacy skills Read Full Article […]

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Teaching Strategies for the Remote Classroom

The TESOL 2021 Conference hosted a workshop to demonstrate tools and strategies for teaching adults in a remote setting. Although many of these are designed for ESL classes and utilizing the Ventures ESL curriculum, the video shares practical tips on using zoom features for synchronous lessons and LMS features for communication and asynchronous work. It […]

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