Monday, March 24, 2008

GED "Blues"

Are you as tired as I am with Winter? It is that time of year when we think of flowers, sun, and patio parties. Not here in the upper mid-west. Winter is never ending!

As a GED teacher, I see the GED 'blues" or depression setting in on some of the students I work with. They are not always showing up, and when they do.... they are not necessary ready to WORK.

Just keep encouraging your students! Let them know that winter is just about over and that it is normal to get the winter blues.

Perhaps take a field trip, or have a "I can't wait until Summer" party.

Now is not the time to slow down.... but to keep pressing forward.

Remind them to keep their eye on the prize!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

GED Update

If you have been reading this blog, you will remember the student who struggled to pass their GED math test. That student then passed the test, but still needed 80 points. Well here is an update.

That student is now just 20 points away from getting his GED! How did he do it? He did it with hard work and perserverance!

If you are struggling to pass the GED, know that you are NOT alone. There are many individuals like you who struggle with one or more of the tests. Keep at it! Don't get discouraged, and remember to ask for help when you need it.

What's your story?

Monday, March 03, 2008

GED and Other Programs

If you are thinking about taking a class or getting into a program while you are taking the GED tests, it is a good idea to contact the school. I realize that it can be tempting to get into the program ASAP, but what happens if you do NOT pass the tests?

This is so devastating for students when this happens. Better to check what the school's policy is ahead of time.

If you find yourself, or your student, in this situation...... step back and determine what it is that you need to do. What test do you need to finish? Can you continue in the program while you complete your GED?

Do you know of anyone in this situation? I would love to hear what they did.