The phrase “new normal” has officially taken root in our cultural vocabulary. The worldwide pandemic has demanded life, work, and social changes none of us could have ever imagined. Our daily schedules and routines have been turned upside down and altered our habits and responsibilities. As with any unexpected change, we can choose to view our circumstances as obstacles to overcome or opportunities for growth.
Reflect and Revise
Self-reflection is always helpful in these situations. Consider asking yourself the following questions:
In a recent eBoard post, History Prep is Life Prep, we discussed the value of building an educational foundation in social studies. From politics to economic and cultural topics, having a background in history will empower you to actively engage in historical literature and current events. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay informed.
Test anxiety is real. The fear of failure, running out of time, lack of confidence, and a general sense of panic can be paralyzing for some testers. This can cause a number of negative mental, emotional, and even physical side effects. But the good news is, there’s help to combat these obstacles. Here’s a quick list of go-to test anxiety remedies.
At some point, most of us have heard the old story of the tortoise and the hare. As the story goes, these two very different and uniquely gifted animals set off on a race. The hare, or the rabbit, full of confidence and speed, is the expected winner. But as the story unfolds, we discover the determination of the tortoise, or turtle, results in him becoming the ultimate champion. It’s where we get the phrase, “slow and steady wins the race.” There are several things we can learn from our old friend, the turtle in this classic story of a race well won.
When it comes to the Science section of the high school equivalency exam, GED, HiSET, and TASC testers are not expected to be the next Albert Einstein! No one will be asked to recite the periodic table of elements or rattle off a confusing series of formulas and solutions. Instead, students will be asked to read through a series of science-based passages and answer questions. This involves the basics of reading and reasoning as well as a general understanding of scientific concepts.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a teacher push a stack of books toward you and say, “Here. Go study.” If that’s you, you are not alone!
This “go figure it out” approach to study stops many students dead in their tracks. It’s not that they aren’t willing to put in the effort, it’s simply that no one ever taught them how to study. Just like any other subject, study is a skill, and it CAN be taught. Here are five helpful tips to building an effective study plan.
Eat a good breakfast. Drink plenty of water. Get enough sleep.
These are all phrases we have heard from time to time when it comes to taking on the day and being the best version of ourselves. But have you ever considered how very important caring for your body can be in fueling your mind? Our mind-body connections are powerful!
All students want to have confidence that what they are learning is relevant to their everyday lives. This is especially the case with adult learners! It’s a normal and fully understandable desire. We all want to feel that our efforts have meaning.
Grab a handful of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and a good pair of jeans. Add in some comfy joggers, and in these days of social distancing, you’ve got yourself a wardrobe! In the fashion world, these common pieces of clothing are often referred to as basics. This is because they are considered foundational items upon which you can build your own personal sense of style.
Oddly enough, education has a series of basics too. If you are studying for your high school equivalency (HSE) exam, you know them well. Reading, writing, math, science, and social studies are widely cited as the basics of a solid education. But there is an even deeper basic testers need to understand.