Tag Archives: communication

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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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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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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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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The Power of the Words We Choose

How powerful are the words we use? I’ve been noticing recently, in several contexts, the power of a simple change in word choice. When speaking to someone or even sending an e-mail, a shift from “me” to “we” or from “I would like…” to “Would you mind?” or from “We should..” to “Here are some [...]

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The Arts Impact: Life-Skills Development through Creative Programs

The well-known benefits of practicing art and creative expression include increased positive emotions and improvements in mental and social well-being. Research increasingly reveals that these benefits are even more far-reaching, as art has been repeatedly shown to have a positive impact on the development of young adults in an educational context as well. According to [...]

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Featured Learning Tool: Teambuilding Activities

We at Bon Education are lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of people and organizations in our work. Regardless of our partners, though, there are some learning tools that have proved useful again and again. With this in mind, we’ve decided to start a series on this blog called “Featured [...]

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Rewiring the Brain: Two Minutes with Speech-Language Pathologist Aalia Thobani

It is widely known and understood that all people learn differently. Everyone has his or her own strengths that encourage a love of science or writing or math; however, sometimes a physical challenge presents itself and disrupts the learning process. Aalia Thobani is a speech-language pathologist who works with people trying to overcome communication and [...]

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