Making it Practical

Adult education students have gone their entire lives without knowing how to read. They have been able to manage ordering food in a restaurant, driving to unfamiliar areas, paying bills, holding a job, and much more without the ability to fully comprehend the world around them. So what brings them to your program today to learn how to read? What made them decide that they need to take the next step? The majority of students will say that it is because life is changing. They needed to apply for a new job and needed to know how to use a computer. Their children have homework assignments that they can’t help with. And many are looking to better themselves career wise.

As a tutor, you can make a difference. We have several blog posts focused on individual lesson plans you can use with your students and different ways you can incorporate college and career pathways into your curriculum. But if you are looking for something that will better equip you to work with your students, you should consider taking one of the modules for FLC’s Education and Career Advocate Training. They are each self-paced and will take 1-1.5 hours to complete. Each module comes with additional resources to use with your students.

To sign up for the course, you can use the link above or click the banner on the FLC website. Then select the option on the left indicating that you are a teacher that would like to review the course. You will then be taken to the three modules.

If you have any questions along the way, please contact Annie Schmidt (schmidta@floridaliteracy.org) for further assistance.

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