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Storytelling: A Presenter’s Journey to Onboarding
Insert Image Take Your New Employee on a Journey What’s your favourite book? How about a movie or movie franchise? Think about what makes them so great. Think about the popularity of animation studios, such as Pixar, or movie franchises, like Marvel. I believe their success is owed to more than just great actors and Continue...

Convert industry buzzwords into plain language Discourse does not require to be daedal to enrapture your spectators. Ok, say what now? Let’s try it again, in plain English: “Presentations don’t have to be complicated to impress your audience.” What is the difference between these two statements? The second statement is written in plain language, and Continue...

How to improve your multimedia designs for learning Raise your hand if you’ve ever been the victim of countless bullet points on a presentation slide! Even if I can’t see your raised hand, I can sympathize with you. At Enable Education, we work with many subject matter experts who have been given the task of Continue...

How to Build An Alternative Career in Education
Use your passion for teaching (without being a classroom teacher) Have you ever wondered “what can I do with a degree in education besides teaching in a classroom?” Whether you’re thinking about studying education, or you’ve just completed your degree in education, or you’ve been a classroom teacher for a while but are looking for Continue...

Leveraging Back-To-School Excitement in the Workplace
Learning is in the air: Can back-to-school excitement inspire your onboarding?  “Is this seat taken?” You’re waiting excitedly for their answer. It’s your first day here, and you don’t know anyone. They say “yes,” and just like that, you feel included. Whether you’re in elementary school, high school, university, or a workplace, the first day Continue...

Instructional Design VS Visual Design
How to Use Instructional Design To Improve Your Current Teaching Model Ah yes, let’s talk about design, shall we? We designers examine why people react the way they do to certain topics and strategize a way to capture somebody’s initial curiosity. It’s our job to prolong the experience with said topic again and again. And Continue...

FIRST is a Community, and I Was Welcomed with Open Arms! Every year, FIRST holds a community conference where teachers, coaches, and volunteers get to talk about what they’ve learned and what they will be doing in the year to come. This past June, I was invited to the DoubleTree Hilton in Nashua, New Hampshire, Continue...

Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Psychic Entropy
Psychic Entropy Disrupting Consciousness: A Sign of Conflict.  Imagine you’re are filling out the 100th TPS report of the day. Your car was making a clunking noise this morning, the cat is sick, and for some reason, you’re having trouble falling asleep at night. With each repetitive report you fill out, thoughts about your car, cat, and well-being keep pushing themselves into your awareness, Continue...

Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Learning Experience Design
Experience, designed! Is learning a by-product of experience or can it be intentionally designed? “So, what did you learn in school today?” When I was a kid, I froze every time my parents asked me this question; I was never sure how to answer it. Should I talk about specific details, or my general experience with the day’s lessons? I could’ve said that “the mitochondria Continue...

2019 FIRST World Championships: Enable Recap
I Got To Meet Dr. Woodie Flowers! If you know anything about FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), you’ve probably heard of Dr. Woodie Flowers. Dr. Flowers is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering from MIT. He has been a mentor for FIRST for a long time, and his contributions to the Continue...

Networking with Halton Businesses at Haltech AGM
It's really exciting to be part of the vibrant Halton Region business community. A few Enablers recently rubbed elbows with fellow growing businesses at the 2019 Haltech Summer Social networking event. Our CEO Ben Zimmer was one of the guest presenters, and some of my fellow Enablers, Klaudia and Jamie, joined me at our display Continue...

Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Bird Brain
Bird Brain How The Brain’s Hemispheres Shape the World We See I’ve been regularly consuming podcasts since 2009; NPR’s Hidden Brain is one of my current favourites. While driving into work this week, I listened to One Head, Two Brains: How The Brain’s Hemispheres Shape The World We See, an episode featuring psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist Continue...