Ed4Online Blog | Category: Professional Development

10 Meaningful Gifts on Any Budget

By Kris Powers | December 6th 2018

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. If you have run out of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’ve gathered great suggestions for you – some of which don’t even cost a dime!


How to Choose the Right Online Course

By Kris Powers | November 28th 2018

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You’ve made the decision to sign up for an online course. But with thousands to choose from, how do you select the right one to help you meet your needs?


National Career Development Month

By Kris Powers | November 14th 2018

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Career development is an ongoing process that forms an individual’s work identity. It begins when, as a child, you notice that grownups have many different jobs; policemen, doctors, retail workers, teachers, etc. and continues as you grow and discover other types of occupations through observation, exploration or education.


Tips for Improving Productivity

By Kris Powers | October 17th 2018

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If you’re still using old tactics that drain you and the hours in your day, then it’s time to look for new methods. In this video, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can work smarter not harder. They’re easy to do and you can start as soon as today.


Fit Lifelong Learning into Your Schedule

By Kris Powers | September 19th 2018

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Individuals of all ages should seek out opportunities for learning to enable them to stay current and informed. Whether for personal or professional development, learning something new offers many benefits, including better mental health. And who doesn’t want that? But finding the time for learning? Sometimes, that’s not easy. For working professionals, after-work hours are at a premium. And for most of us, the idea of fitting one more item into an already jam-packed schedule threatens to put us over the edge.


The Power of Positive Affirmations

By Kris Powers | June 27th 2018

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Negative thoughts can become self-fulfilling prophecies and can affect our personal lives, relationships, careers and much more. It is much better, instead, to think and give voice to positive thoughts, to build ourselves up instead of tear ourselves down.


Take a Break and Boost Productivity

By Kris Powers | June 13th 2018

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These breaks improve productivity and might help you go back to your current feeling refreshed. Give them a try!



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Learn more about the importance of taking frequent breaks to allow your mind to recharge and improve motivation here.


How to Remain Teachable

By Kris Powers | May 16th 2018

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Remaining teachable should be at the top of your personal and professional development goals. What does it mean to remain “teachable”? Learn more here!



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