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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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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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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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The Story of Us: Meet Elizabeth from Bon Education

Elizabeth Graff is the Education Program Content Developer at Bon Education. She joined the team in June of 2016. Elizabeth currently lives in Chicago, but she has studied and lived in multiple locations across the United States. What is your role at Bon Education? My official title at Bon is Education Program Content Developer. I [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Google re:Work

Work can be hard. Most people have probably experienced a difficult task, tight deadline or challenging colleague at one time or another. But work can also be so many good things – rewarding, inspiring, educational – and it’s worth pushing through moments of difficulty to reach these high points. We’re always on the lookout for [...]

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What We’re Watching: What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What are your major life goals? Take a minute and think about what you truly hope for yourself in 10, 30, even 50 years. This question was posed to a group of millennials not long ago, and a majority said wealth. Half of the same group said fame. There’s nothing wrong with these goals, but [...]

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