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Don't be Busy - be Productive!

By Kris Powers | May 2nd 2018

Don't be busy, be productive!

In our quest to get things done, we sometimes confuse busyness with productivity. What is the difference? It’s easier to be busy and more difficult to be productive; as productivity requires focus, strategic thinking and big-picture planning.


The Beauty in Brainstorming

By Kris Powers | April 25th 2018

Diagram of the Brainstorming Process

Are you looking for a solution to a specific problem? Do you need to kick your creative side into gear? Brainstorming is an effective tool for situations where creative thinking and problem solving are required. Brainstorming can be done by an individual, or in a group, and both options have their benefits. The point of brainstorming, whether in a group or alone, is to get as many ideas out of your head in as little time possible. In the initial stages of brainstorming, you are technically “brain dumping”. You needn’t worry about linking like thoughts or having concern about redundancy of ideas or whether they are legitimate solutions. You will take the time to sort through the ideas and select which ones might be worth pursuing later.

In order to brainstorm as successfully as possible, it’s important to:


Is it Time to Refresh or Reset your Career?

By Kris Powers | April 18th 2018

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Whatever leads you to the brink of change, taking the steps to refresh or reset your life can be daunting.


Understanding Adult Learners

By Kris Powers | April 11th 2018

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In this article, we share a few adult learning principles.


Self-Sufficiency: There's something in the "Doing"

By Kris Powers | April 4th 2018

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Depending on others is great, but depending on yourself? It’s priceless.


10 Lifelong Learning Hacks

By Kris Powers | March 28th 2018

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Lifelong learning, research shows, can make you richer, healthier, and happier.



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According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, up to 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women will experience a traumatic event at least once in their lives.



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Time. We all have 168 hours a week. How we allocate that time is just as different and unique as we are as individuals.


The Face Behind the Content

By Kris Powers | March 7th 2018

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I’m Kris, and I blog for Ed4Online. I’m a real person, with a family, pets, friends, and a job I love.


Find Time for Yourself

By Kris Powers | February 28th 2018

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There are always things vying for your attention. But what about finding time for yourself? If you are like me, you take care of everyone’s needs first, and oftentimes find your energy depleted.