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The power of positivity

Psychologist Lea Waters talks about the importance of positive emotions and how we can all STAY POSITIVE during the pandemic. The same series of videos also has Behavioural Psychologist Jo Hemmings explaining HOW TO COPE with anxiety and self-isolation.

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Look for the helpers

Mr. Rodgers’s mother gave him fantastic advice when she said, “Always look for the HELPERS.” For those wanting to go further, here’s a list of Toronto VOLUNTEER opportunities, including food banks, kids help lines, making fabric masks, delivering groceries and medication to seniors, and to healthcare professionals, contacting local businesses for PPE donations, and more. […]

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A cuttlefish goes to the movies

Virtual reality is not just for humans. Did you know that cuttlefish can watch movies in 3D? Scientists from the University of Minnesota put tiny 3D glasses on cuttlefish to test how they would react to videos of their favourite food, shrimp. The cuttlefish attacked the virtual reality shrimp just like they would have real […]

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Don’t sound like a conceited jerk

Beth Buelow, PCC is a facilitator, mentor coach and the author of The Introvert Entrepreneur. I loved her Linkedin ARTICLE on “How to Self-Promote Without Sounding Like a Conceited Jerk.” She touched on why it isn’t easy for some people (especially introverts) to self-promote. Beth says, “It’s essential to have a healthy sense of self. […]

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Learning by social learning

Social learning proposes that behaviours and skills can be acquired through observation and imitation of others. This is on the cutting edge of our industry right now. CLICK HERE to access a free download from eLearning Industry on the topic of Social Learning in the Workplace: How to Cultivate a Collaborative Online Training Culture. 

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Keep your goals to yourself

It’s that time of year again—when we declare this year’s resolutions to all our friends and colleagues. But how many of our goals are then abandoned? There’s always been a large gap between intent and action. Thinking about this made me remember reading about research by NYU’s Peter Gollwitzer that found that announcing your goals […]

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Learn more about learning

The eLearning Coach’s Connie Malamed has kindly put together her LIST and rationale for five “books that pack a powerful punch.”  Agile for Instructional Designers by Megan Torrance Fully Compliant: Compliance Training to Change Behavior by Travis Waugh Microlearning: Short and Sweet by Karl M. Kapp and Robyn A. Defelice An Overview of Training and Development: Why […]

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Long live the Quilty resistance!

Workers at a Houston animal shelter couldn’t figure out how their rescue cats kept escaping the cat room in the evening. Looking at security footage, they found the culprit—a recent addition called QUILTY “who would jump up and pull the handle down on the door. Three times, he managed to Houdini himself and the dozen […]

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