Blog : Adult Education

Advertising History’s Unexpected Link to National Poetry Month

The month of April is National Poetry Month, 30 days of celebrating a broad range of prose that evokes emotion in readers.  From tragic ballads like Poe’s Annabel Lee and Shakespear’s powerful sonnets, to the epic masterpieces like Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, and the short-form Haiku, poetry offers
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[NEWS] Seeds of Literacy Announces Residency Requirement for Virtual Classroom

***4/17/24 UPDATE*** Due to overwhelming response, out-of-state registration has closed. There is no longer enough time for new registrants to complete the enrollment tasks prior to the Residency Requirement. Cleveland, OH – Seeds of Literacy, a leading provider of adult education services, has announced that it will limit enrollment in
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ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY: Student Ambassadors Showcase Seeds

“A teacher a long time ago destroyed my dreams – she took away the importance of education,” said Student Ambassador Melissa Hill Nance. “But everything she stole from me, Seeds has given back, and more.” Seeds is so much more than tutoring. That’s the message that Melissa and fellow Seeds
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Student Profile: Ambassador Sheila is Blessed

Sheila Barnes is easy to spot in the Seeds West classroom. She’s the one in the bedazzled Blessed ball cap. If she hasn’t already welcomed you as a newcomer into the room, it’s only because she’s working with her tutor. Give her a minute or two to look up and
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Alumni Check-In: Joe Fine Does It All

City worker. Private Eye. CCW trainer. Martial Arts Instructor. First responder. Published author. Business owner. Public speaker. Bounty hunter. Husband. Father. Joe Fine, GED grad class of 2022, is many things – but idle is not one of them. IN THE BEGINNING Dyslexic, Joe struggled in high school and felt
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Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb poses with a Seeds of Literacy student

Visit from Cleveland Mayor inspires adult learners

In July, members of the Seeds Leadership Team hosted Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and his Chief Education Officer Holly Trifiro at Seeds West. The Mayor graciously greeted all of the staff, pausing to learn names and roles. He heard about the mission and history of Seeds from Bonnie Entler, and
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Tutor Tips from Dr. Carmine Stewart

Tutor Tips: How to avoid unclear exercises

**This tip originally appeared in the August 2023 issue of Tutor News from Dr. Carmine Stewart, VP Programming** MASTERY VS. COMPLETION Many students have been conditioned to focus on completing exercises because completion is one measure of success that many schools use. Think back to your school days…completing bell work, completing
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Don’t Talk Yourself Out of a Rewarding Opportunity

In today’s busy world, finding the time and inclination to volunteer is often difficult. And we’ve all done it. Talked ourselves out of wonderful volunteer opportunities. Sometimes we think we don’t have what it takes. Sometimes we think we don’t have time. Sometimes we just don’t understand the opportunity that
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