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Karen Bonanno
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North Lakes QLD, Australia
Mentor rank #49 of 4313
Experienced Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur level: Startup
I'm passionate about helping educators and kids discover their inspiring future.
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Karen believes every young person has the right to be successful. She is passionate about igniting the genius in every child to help them discover their inspiring future. Helping tweens, teens and young adults identify their natural talent and capabilities is a core component to the work she is involved in. This provides a great foundation on which to build essential skills to help them develop the confidence to step up and engage with the world around them and to be more on purpose with the direction they take for their future opportunities.

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Quality Education

Quality education and lifelong learning for all

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Karen's Genius

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Great at starting things, but not so good at finishing, like Albert Einstein & Richard Branson.

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Creators are great at getting things started, and terrible at finishing.

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    Reimagining Education Delivery

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    Foundations for Effective Collaborative Leadership

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    Active Learning: A Student-Centred Approach

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    Digital Literacy 5.0 for Teens Microschool

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    Is Your Child Developing Digital Literacy Skills?

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Reviews

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Sally Cope

Karen is a great facilitator and mentor. She takes time to ensure you really understand and addresses any issues. Thank you Karen. Look forward to working with you more.

Lesli Grant

Karen is a key reason I am still here. Genius U’s wonderful complexity can challenge some of us. Karen’s clarity and continued mapping of key places, documents and how to navigate has found me jumping in and “inspired to find”. Lesli Grant

Helga Jensdottir

It's been a true pleasure participating in Genius School Educator program with Karen. She is an expert in Talent Dynamics for young people. The passion she has for her work in education is inspiring. I am truly grateful for the two weeks spent together and for the insights and support she gives so generously. I look forward to following up and learning more.

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Karen Bonanno

Karen Bonanno
posted in mentor circle: Teen Dynamics

Nov 25, 2022 at 00:09 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

Survey findings identify 56 foundational skills that will help citizens thrive in the future of work. Check out the article to discover the four categories and 13 skill groups.

Defining the skills citizens will need in the future world of work

Which skills will citizens need in the future? We surveyed 18,000 people in 15 countries to learn more.
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posted in mentor circle: Eduwebinar

Nov 21, 2022 at 22:27 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

There are many ways we can use educational technology to build community and connect to a global community. Using digital tools can enrich student learning by collaborating with others and appreciating the diversity of a global community.

7 Edtech tools to connect students to a global community - MindShift

Educational technology can connect students around the world while building literacy and digital citizenship skills. Teachers Karalee Wong Nakatsuka and Laurel Aguilar-Kirchhoff recommend 7 tools in their book “Bring History and Civics to Life," published by ISTE.
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posted in mentor circle: Genius School Campus

Nov 21, 2022 at 22:22 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

You are invited to a special masterclass focusing on how we can develop self-aware, confident, resilient young people with lifelong skills for them to be successful. The last few years have been quite challenging for us all, especially our young people. Many have struggled with issues that have undermined their confidence and wellbeing, and impacted their ability to learn at their best. See the comments below where you can go to find out more and how to register.
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posted in mentor circle: Genius School Campus

Nov 17, 2022 at 04:55 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

Join the Genius School team for this complimentary masterclass where we will explore the unique strengths and capabilities every child naturally has to grow their confidence and self-awareness, become resilient, and develop their interpersonal skills to support their well-being and personal development.

Ignite the Genius in the Younger Generation

Developing self-awareness, confidence, resilience & lifelong skills for the future success of the next generation
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posted in mentor circle: Genius School Campus

Nov 15, 2022 at 00:50 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

Consider the skills students can learn through debating. It can enrich their communication, critical thinking and collaboration skills. It can heighten their research and presentation skills. It provides them with an opportunity to use their voice and to think objectively about a topic or issue.

Teaching Debate Across the Curriculum

Debating helps students strengthen their communication and objective thinking skills, and practice patience and tolerance.
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posted in mentor circle: Eduwebinar

Nov 15, 2022 at 00:46 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

Every student can learn, but can they do it better? Our brains are constantly changing as a result of the experiences we have. We can help students maximise their learning by using some evidence-based strategies to help them learn at their best.

Teaching Students to Use Evidence-Based Studying Strategies

Applying studying methods that strengthen the brain’s ability to retrieve information can help students learn more effectively.
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posted in mentor circle: Eduwebinar

Nov 7, 2022 at 23:06 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

The urge to jump in and fix things when students are struggling is instinctive. Sometimes our best intentions put us on the wrong side of learning. Productive failure packs a punch!

If You’re Not Failing, You’re Not Learning

The learning scientist Manu Kapur, architect of the theory of productive failure, on reframing our notion of failure, and letting kids stumble (but with purpose).
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posted in mentor circle: Genius School Campus

Nov 7, 2022 at 22:59 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

For those involved in education, we are inundated with options when it comes to educational technology and new tools are constantly appearing on the scene all the time. Check out the brief summary of six factors to keep in mind when determining the best edtech tools to use.

A Handy Framework for Choosing Edtech

By using what an edtech expert calls the six Cs, educators can make better decisions about classroom technology.
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posted in mentor circle: Teen Dynamics

Nov 2, 2022 at 22:58 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

Applying Daniel Pink's three principles of motivation (autonomy, mastery & purpose) to curriculum and assessment design.

Boosting High School Students’ Sense of Agency and Motivation

Providing students with greater voice and choice in the classroom can build their desire to learn and do well academically.
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    Helga Jensdottir

    Nov 7, 2022 at 17:05 in Iceland

    I'm just about finished with my masters degree in leadership and management and reading Daniel Pink's book at the minute! What are you suggestions on getting really clear on ones purpose?
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      Karen Bonanno

      Nov 7, 2022 at 22:19 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

      Hey there. Revisit your Ikigai (what you are good at, what you are passionate about, what the world needs, what you can be paid for). Also consider completing the Find Your Flow microdegree https://app.geniusu.com/missions/13 Keep tweaking things until you what you have really inspires you.
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      Helga Jensdottir

      Nov 8, 2022 at 08:53 in Iceland

      Thank you Karen! I'll have a look at those again.

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posted in mentor circle: Genius School Campus

Nov 2, 2022 at 00:29 in North Lakes QLD, Australia

Helping students understand their own worth and importance in the world.

Guiding Students to See Themselves as Changemakers

Students may see ways they can effect change if they break down big issues like climate change into smaller, more accessible challenges.
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