Interesting Facts Submitted From Miramichi Adult Learning

Interesting Facts Submitted From Miramichi Adult Learning

The Benefits of Daily Reading 

Do you remember the last time you took the time to sit back and relax with a good book? Over the last few years, schools have become increasingly concerned and are considering eliminating homework and replacing it with a reading period. This would be a very thoughtful decision since daily reading offers several benefits that should not be overlooked. Whether it’s an article in your favorite magazine, a novel, a newspaper article, or whatever, you should strongly consider giving yourself a few minutes of reading per day, and here’s why:

  1. First, know that reading stimulates your brain. Indeed, it is very important to keep our brain active and to make it work every day, and it’s even truer as we get older! Studies have shown that daily reading can slow down or even stop the spread of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. So that’s a great reason to spend 20 minutes a day reading!
  1. Second, it is obvious that the more you indulge in reading the more you increase your level of general knowledge. Indeed, reading allows you to be more informed and more knowledgeable, after all, as BB King said ”The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” By learning you invest in yourself, and that is something no one will ever be able to take it from you.
  1. Third, you can increase your vocabulary. By reading, you find yourself exposed to new words. Readers often have a much more developed vocabulary. That said, the communication skills, both oral and written, are increased. Richer vocabulary will dramatically improve your writing skills and your ability to express yourself orally.
  1. You can also develop your communication skills in a second language through reading. Of course, by reading in another language, you will be exposed to the context and the way that the author use the words. This will allow you to develop your understanding of a second language.
  1. Reading also allows you to expand your memory. It goes without saying that a novel contains several small details useful to history. Now, when you read a novel, you will retain all these little details, which will solidify your short term memory.
  1. In addition, reading has an impact on concentration. It is true that when you read all your attention is drawn to the story. The reading periods thus have very positive impacts on your level of concentration. We are in the age of multitasking where our bosses expect us to be more and more alert and productive. You will be surprised at the impact a daily reading period will have on your level of concentration at work.
  1. Finally, know that reading helps to decrease stress and to regulate blood pressure. Indeed, it is impressive to see how a simple book has the power to transport us into a totally different world. This allows you to forget the daily routine a few moments and relax.

These are 7 good reasons to give you a reading period every day. If you have any questions regarding Miramichi Adult Learning programs, please contact us by phone at 1-506-778-6998, or by e-mail at .

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Education 

When our students decide to jump in and start their GED, some are very glad to learn that GED is available online. That being said, online education is not for everyone! It has advantages, of course, but also several disadvantages. So you have to think twice before starting your online GED, and you should take the time to weigh the pros and cons. Know that even though I am focusing on the GED program, no matter what type of training you want to start online, this article is for you!

First, the disadvantages… The biggest disadvantage of GED online is surely the fact that you do not have a teacher at your side to accompany you! Indeed, this is not to put down GED online, but you must be self-motivated to start such learning! Online GED is a lot harder since no one is holding you by the hand, let’s say it like that. If you have the drive to learn by yourself, fine, but otherwise, I strongly advise you to think twice! Of course, there are resources… you can, for instance, combine online courses with evening classes which gives you access to a teacher to help you if you do not understand. However, it is true that traditional GED in the class, whether full-time or part-time, is much easier because your teacher is in the same classroom as you, and can sit next to you to explain if you do not understand.

Then, another major disadvantage is the organization of time. Depending on your motivation, your personality, and your tenacity, it can be difficult to get started and manage your time appropriately. You have to be very organized and motivated to do your GED online. An online course is not like sitting in a classroom with other students and everyone is focused and working. You are at home and surrounded by distractions… it is very easy to procrastinate! Again, if you are a rather distracted and disorganized person, I strongly advise against online study.

Now, let’s see the benefits… The biggest benefit is certainly the fact that you can continue your daily activities, including your work and taking care of your family. This type of training allows a better balance of work, family, and study. On the other hand, do not forget that it can be difficult to manage, you must be self-driven, organized and motivated.

Also, online education allows you to progress at your own pace. If you are in no hurry to graduate, this is the perfect solution. Indeed, online GED, especially if you work and have a family, may take longer to complete, since you spend less of your time with it than some who do it at full time.

To conclude, think about it before starting online training. Ask yourself the right questions… Is it a good fit for you or not? Weigh the pros and cons well. If you choose to go with online study and then change your mind, you can still sign up for full-time or part-time classroom study. For any questions regarding our programs, please contact us by phone at 778-6998 or by email at .

9 Good Reasons for Enrolling in One of Our Programs


Back to school is not far away! That being said, we often associate back to school with children and teenagers. It is important to mention that a lot of resources and programs are available for adults who wish to complete their education and get their GED. Achieving, the GED can be very beneficial at several levels. If you are thinking of enrolling in one of our programs, or have already thought about it but have never jumped in, here are 9 good reasons to do it!

  1. We offer a wide range of programs tailored to your needs

Our programs are flexible and we are doing all that we can to accommodate our students. Whether online, part-time, or full-time, we have the right program that meets your expectations and needs. 

  1. You learn at your own pace in a supportive environment

One of the great benefits of adult education centers is that each person has the opportunity to move at his or her own pace. Indeed, unlike school, if you have more difficulties with math, you can take the time you need to understand the subject matter, all supervised by passionate and dedicated teachers. 

  1. Our teachers are concerned with your success

You are lucky to be surrounded and supervised by dedicated teachers concerned with your success. The testimonials of our graduates prove it… our teachers are always appreciated by the students!

  1. Our programs are free and accessible

All of our programs, as well as the GED test, are FREE!!! Financial assistance is also available through Post-Secondary Education and Labor.  

  1. Obtaining a GED improves employability

This is an undeniable fact. Today most employers require you to have a high school diploma. It can be much more difficult to find a job without it. Our programs help solve this problem! By getting your GED, you greatly increase your chances of being recruited by potential employers.  

  1. Better education increases quality of life

This is also a fact! The more educated you are, the better your chances of not only finding a job, but also finding a more satisfying job which includes higher wages, benefits, and more flexible hours. With a better pay, comes a better quality of life! It is a shame and we acknowledge that money alone does not make us happy, but in a world where everything is more and more expensive, we must admit, it can help! 

  1. Your level of education greatly influences your health

Amazing, is not it? But yes, researchers are increasingly interested in the influence of education on people’s health. It is demonstrated that the more educated a person is, the higher his or her life expectancy! Indeed, this would be due to the fact that more educated people adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors. 

  1. Learning is good for your memory!

Moreover, it is well established that keeping yourself informed and constantly learning new things helps to stimulate your memory and reduce the risk of suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It is also proven that a person who has learned to speak several languages is more likely to recover from a stroke.  

  1. Your level of education has an influence on your development at work

According to recent studies, the more educated a person is, the happier and more fulfilled that person will be at work. As mentioned earlier, the level of education is directly related to employability. Better employment tends to meet an individual’s needs and expectations, which in turn increases the level of job satisfaction, and thereby reduces the risk of mental illness, such as depression.

 These are 9 good reasons to enroll in one of our programs. We hope we are convincing you! Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information by phone at 1-506-778-6998 or by email at .



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