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Young child with model airplane
August 1st, 2018
Kris Powers
While many of us dream of growing in our current occupation or starting a new career; we might struggle with the concept of finding more time for career training in an already jam-packed day. The good news is that there are many different ways to obtain training and development in your field. Learn more here!
Exhausted female student at laptop
July 25th, 2018
Kris Powers

We all experience moments of feeling utterly unmotivated. For students, especially those juggling family, work and school obligations, staying motivated to complete schoolwork can be one of the toughest challenges when faced with so many demands for your attention. But don’t get discouraged! Here are a few simple ways to keep motivated, even on your toughest days.



Pick your most productive time

Smiling young woman at computer
July 18th, 2018
Kris Powers

study from the Deloitte University Press reported that up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work. 



If this sounds like you, it may be time to find a career you are passionate about. Workers who are passionate about their careers are committed to achieving higher levels of performance. Here are some steps to help.  



1. What is your passion?

Adult student at computer
July 11th, 2018
Anonymous

It’s very common nowadays to hear about adults returning to school. With the rise of online learning institutions and adult learning scholarship programs, there are more viable options to study for a degree later in life. We previously noted here on Ed4Online how adult learners are a unique demographic that colleges need to better understand. For instance, they prefer working to their own schedule, come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, and are heavily motivated to progress.

American Flag and Fireworks
July 4th, 2018
Kris Powers

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. This year marks our 242nd year of celebration!

June 27th, 2018
Kris Powers

We all feel unsure at times, over our head, wondering if we can do this “thing” we have in front of us. Whether facing a work presentation, preparing for a final exam, starting a new job or enrolling in school, times of stress may make us doubt our abilities. In these situations, our inclination may be to think or utter words of self-doubt, but it’s important to realize that those negative statements can undermine our intentions and abilities.

Laptop and organization
June 20th, 2018
Kris Powers

Are you the type of person who faces Monday morning with anticipation at what the week holds? Or are you the type who dreads Monday mornings and who is tired before the weekend is even partway over?



If you are in the latter group; there are some steps you can take to make Mondays, and the days that follow, a bit easier.

"Improve Productivity" written on chalkboard
June 13th, 2018
Kris Powers

If you’re anything like me, there are a hundred things vying for your attention online every day. From the moment my eyes open until the moment I log off and head to bed, I’m bombarded with messages, personal emails, work emails, and voice mails. Every day, I try to selectively choose what gets my attention and, particularly when work is crazy, I make sure to build in mini-breaks. During those breaks, I step away from work-think and seek out information that will make me think, laugh, and even cry.

Sign spelling producitivity hacks
June 6th, 2018
Kris Powers

I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my time-management skills and increase my productivity. In the past I’ve written about how to work smarter, not harder and explored the difference between busyness and productivity. In more than a few blog posts, I have stressed the importance of taking frequent breaks to allow your mind to recharge and improve motivation.

Shadow images of service members in front of the American Flag
May 28th, 2018
Kris Powers

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

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