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Reskilling is paramount

The pandemic is forcing massive changes, including the types of jobs that must change or even become obsolete. But what about people’s appetite for change? The good news is that people are willing and ready to adapt. RESKILLING is enormous, and learning is going to have to figure out how to supply that quickly. People need it, […]

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Feel the music

Elliott Maisie is big on the power of empathy during these trying times. He continues to host a series of EMPATHY CONCERTS with broadway stars. Other musicians are streaming LIVE performances every day, and CBC continues to update their LIST. DJs are hosting virtual DANCE parties, and Sir Anthony Hopkins likes playing the piano for […]

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Sesame Street has always cared

Sesame Street continues to be a fantastic resource for children. They’ve launched the CARING FOR EACH OTHER initiative with free resources “designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety, as well as help with creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically and mentally healthy.”

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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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