Tag Archives: learning

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

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 [...]

Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes in Rio: Olympics-Inspired Learning Programs

Gold, silver and bronze – the highest honor for most professional athletes. Many dream about receiving an Olympic medal, but few actually receive one. Regardless, Olympic-level athletes around the world train hours upon hours for years to have a chance to become one of those lucky few. They opt for training over important life events, [...]

Continue Reading

Not Just for Kids: Lessons from Adult Summer Camp

The family car pulls up to the gate. A child looks out the window glumly at the rustic sign displaying a witty summer camp name. The child sighs as his parents exclaim how much fun he will have and how many new friends he will make. Cut to the end of the week where the [...]

Continue Reading

The Story of Us: Meet Michelle from Bon Education

Michelle Hollett is the Content Development Manager at Bon Education. She joined the team in 2013 and has held a variety of positions over the years. Although she lives in the United States, Michelle has visited the UAE twice to serve as the director of a Tech Quest camp (a STEM camp for Emirati youth). [...]

Continue Reading