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Bon Education is a learning design and education program development company. We build online and face-to-face learning programs, environments, courses and curricula for companies, foundations, nonprofits and education institutions around the globe. We use Dot Learnt as a place to explore learning design, education technology, literacy and global awareness. Please join our discussion – leave a comment, recommend a topic, or just say hello! If you are interested in our global books for kids, click here.
ANNA BATCHELDER (Chief Education Wonk)
- Work: Playing at the intersection of education, technology and globe-trekking. Working with educators, learners and entrepreneurs around the world.
- Favorite Quote: “Simple ideas are about elegance and prioritization, not dumbing down” (Chip & Dan Heath).
- Rules to live by: 1) “Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be farsighted enough to trust the end result of a process” (Shams). 2) “Life is about follow-up!” (J. Wagner)
- Books I will remember: The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Barbery), Outliers (Gladwell), Beyond Culture (Hall)
- Websites I frequent: New York Times Well Blog, Facebook, Mashable, Twitter, Edutopia, Kayak
CHRISTOPHER BATCHELDER (Philosopher in Chief)
- Favorite Artists: Marc Degrandchamps, Joseph Beuys, Joseph Cornell, Wolfgang Laib, Clyfford Still, Joan Mitchell.
- Favorite Food: Coffee.
- Favorite Book: Moby Dick.
- Strengths: Plays well with others.
- Needs Improvement: Handwriting.
- Meaning of Life: The inward journey.
- Favorite Yoga Asana: Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle).
Mary Ames (Resident Edu-Diva)
- Work: Making meaningful educational experiences a reality for all learners
- Skills I want to learn: Skiing, SCUBA diving, drawing
- Most rejuvenating Experiences: Running on a beach at sunrise, camping, learning something new
- Books I will remember: The Phantom Tollbooth (N. Juster), Beloved (T. Morrison), Cat’s Cradle (K. Vonnegut), The Omnivore’s Dilemma (M. Pollan)
- Website I frequent: The New York Times, NPR, Facebook, Hal Higdon’s Marathon Training Guide
NORA ELSHEIKH (Blogista & Researcher)
- Favorite book character: Hermione Granger
- Rules to live by: There are no rules
- Decade to live in: Early 1960s
- If all else fails: Open a candy shop or a chocolatier
- Go to news outlet: The New York Times, Facebook, Mashable, The Economist, Good.is
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