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Professional Development: Why It’s Important for Adult Basic Education Teachers

Professional Development: Why It’s Important for Adult Basic Education Teachers

As an Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher in Massachusetts, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest teaching techniques, technologies, and best practices in the field. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of professional development for ABE teachers and how to find the right opportunities for you.

Time To Turn the Tassel! First Literacy Scholars Graduate from Mount Wachusett Community College

Time To Turn the Tassel! First Literacy Scholars Graduate from Mount Wachusett Community College

Earning a college degree is no easy feat. There are often late nights cramming for an exam, weekends spent writing papers and for many First Literacy scholars there is the added stress of juggling work, family, and the challenges that come along with being an English language learner. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and unwavering determination and perseverance is essential to crossing the finish line.

How To Keep Adult Learners Engaged Over the Summer

How To Keep Adult Learners Engaged Over the Summer

With summer quickly approaching, Adult Basic Education teachers may feel a bit of unease. Summer often means a break in the world of education – which is well-deserved and often much-needed – but it can also mean a pause in educational growth for students. One of the biggest struggles teachers face is how to keep the learning going during summer break. We asked a panel of experts how they keep adult learners engaged over the summer. Here is what they said …

First Literacy Raises Over $232,000 To Support Adult Literacy

First Literacy Raises Over $232,000 To Support Adult Literacy

On Thursday, March 30 twenty-one teams battled it out, spelling words that stumped even the savviest spellers. After four years of hosting the event virtually, the First Literacy Spelling Bee was once again held in person at the State Street Channel Center.

Do You Know How to Help an Adult Learner in Crisis?

Do You Know How to Help an Adult Learner in Crisis?

Adult Basic Education programs are welcoming immigrants, refugees and asylees from war zones and disaster-stricken regions across the globe. These adult learners are most at risk for emotional stress disorders, but because they come from different cultures and levels of stigma around mental health, they may be hard to identify, connect with, and help.

First Literacy of Boston seeks teams for annual spelling bee fundraiser

First Literacy of Boston seeks teams for annual spelling bee fundraiser

On February 10, the First Literacy Spelling Bee was featured in The Boston Globe. The Spelling Bee is First Literacy’s largest fundraiser, having raised over $3.6 million to support adult literacy programs that provide life-changing educational opportunities for adults in Massachusetts.

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