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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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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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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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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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Featured Learning Tool: Mind Mapping to Navigate the Learning Plateau

Making progress in something new is not always easy. Whether you’re adapting to a new role at work, training for a marathon, learning a new language or just about anything else, in order to make progress, you need to endure change. Change, almost always, generates resistance. Even the most successful entrepreneurs, writers and athletes experience [...]

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What Horses Can Teach Us: Two Minutes with Equus Coach and TRUE CEO Kelly Eide

Animals may not be able to talk, but they certainly have a lot to say. In fact, they can be excellent teachers to anyone willing to listen. Kelly Eide is one of those people. She is an Equus Coach, Executive Coach and the CEO of TRUE (Trust. Respect. Unique. Energy.), which offers horse-centered leadership programs [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Meditation

Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Relax your body. Focus on your breathing. Be aware of when your mind wanders and gently bring it back. Meditation. All it takes is a few minutes a day to give your body a chance to relax and to quiet your mind and focus. Many people think a mindfulness [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Ecocycle Planning

Take a few minutes and consider the following questions (about your personal or professional life): What do I want to start doing? What do I want to do more? What do I want to keep doing? What do I want to stop doing? What information or emotions came up for you? They’re not always easy [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Important vs. Urgent Matrix for Time Management

How often have you sat at your desk, staring at a lengthy to-do list and wondering where to begin? It’s daunting. Sometimes it’s easier to put off the more challenging items, but this can lead to a rushed deadline and lots of stress. So what does one do? We’ve found the Important vs. Urgent Matrix [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Powerful Questions

The room was packed with about 200 university students. A few were listening attentively to my team’s presentation about emergency protocol while living overseas, but many were staring at phone screens, doodling on notebooks, whispering to each other…clearly not paying attention. “But this is really important information to know!” I thought, frustrated with how disinterested [...]

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