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The thinkers at Enable Education are always exploring new ways of feeding their insatiable hunger for knowledge. If you’re here, you might know exactly how that feels too. Read on for our deep thoughts on corporate and client training techniques, using technology in continuing education, and the importance of fostering lifelong learning.

September 18, 2019
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…
September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019
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…
September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019
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…
September 18, 2019
September 16, 2019
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…
September 16, 2019
September 10, 2019
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…
September 10, 2019
September 9, 2019
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…
September 9, 2019
August 26, 2019
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…
August 26, 2019
August 22, 2019
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…
August 22, 2019
August 14, 2019
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…
August 14, 2019
August 12, 2019
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,…
August 12, 2019
August 2, 2019
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,…
August 2, 2019
July 30, 2019
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…
July 30, 2019