Mastering the Art of Workplace Relationships

“How are your kids doing?” “Have you tried any new recipes lately?” Bon Education may be a virtual team with members spread out in the UAE and the United States, but we are invested in each other’s wellbeing, both professionally and personally. Before our weekly meetings, we catch up on team members’ lives…who went where [...]

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Six Steps for Defining and Achieving Workplace Success

Success is many things. I need a good work-life balance, where my career and family receive equal attention. A colleague wants to feel proud of her work and that it’s making an impact on the world. My husband needs creativity and independence in his work. For others, promotions and income are critical to feeling successful. [...]

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Indigenous Knowledge: Key Lessons Not Found in Books

Eighty-four-year-old Papa Mape, a Tahitian fisherman, knows that he can find spawning red squirrelfish in one of Mo‘orea’s lagoons when he sees the springfire tree’s bright red blossoms on the mountains. His fellow fishermen know this tip as well; in fact, it’s common knowledge in Mape’s village. Generations of knowledge have been passed down to [...]

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Why I (and the Millennial Generation) Love to Typewrite

During a recent trip to Madrid, while my husband and I were walking on a narrow, hidden gem of a street on our way to a flamenco show, our eyes got distracted from the beautiful architecture by the colorful and artsy entrance to a bookstore. A piece of paper strategically placed inside of a typewriter [...]

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Spolin@Work

This blog post is the first in a new series called Educators@Work, which will highlight influential educators from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We’re kicking things off with a figure that you may not have heard about, but she’s known in education and theatre circles as the mother of improv – Viola Spolin. Stay tuned [...]

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New Ideas, New Direction: The Learning Journey Continues

Hello, readers! We wanted to let you know that we are working on a new, exciting editorial direction for The Learning Journey blog. We’re looking forward to sharing our new posts with you soon. Stay tuned for an upcoming article about improv in a new series, “Educators@Work.” Thanks for being a part of our learning [...]

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Bullet Journals: The Flexible and Fun Way to Stay Organized

It’s 2017! For many, a new year means setting resolutions for the next 365 days. While I don’t usually put much weight in resolutions personally, I’m always inspired to identify a few goals for self-improvement and learning. For 2017, my short list of goals includes better organization. While I consider myself to be a fairly [...]

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The Story of Us: Meet Laura from Bon Education

Laura Toma is an education consultant at Bon Education. She joined the team in June of 2016. Laura currently resides in Dubai, but she is originally from Romania. What is your role at Bon Education? My title is Education Consultant, which translates to jack-of-all-trades because I contribute to education program management, content development, coaching, data [...]

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The Potential Pitfalls of Learning: Illusory Superiority and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

For many, learning is an inherently joyous, rewarding and fulfilling pursuit. The discovery of new truths, the demystification of our world or the exposure to different ways of thinking are among the diverse and exciting ways that we can interact with the incredible body of knowledge that we’ve amassed as a species. Indeed, there’s something [...]

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Slidedocs: A Tool for Creating Reports that Impress

Have you ever seen a report or presentation that just wowed you? Maybe it was the layout, the color scheme or the visuals. Usually larger companies that have design departments can produce high-quality communications that really make an impact…but so can smaller organizations, even without much design experience! A Slidedoc is the middle ground between [...]

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