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Karen Bonanno
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Australia
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Helping teachers, educators, and kids discover their inspiring future.
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With over 40 years experience as a teacher, teacher-librarian & education consultant in the school & education sector, Karen provides professional learning & mentoring to teachers & educators who want to integrate real-world learning experiences using an inquiry-based approach to help students develop their future-ready skills and capabilities. She is also a Genius School Certified Educator, developing & delivering curriculum for adults & young people so they have the opportunity to step up & engage with the world around them and be more on purpose with the direction they take.

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Heidi Dillon

From the first Zoom call to gather information about the Teen Quest, it was evident that Karen has an exceptional understanding and compassion of young learners. Not only my daughter Heidi has learned a lot in the last 4 weeks, but I also enjoyed participating alongside with her and was introduced to valuable new research tools and presentation techniques. Thank you for a great experience.

Jenny Prochoryceva

Karen has been absolutely amazing in teaching and supporting my son during YEA this summer! Maksim always talked fondly about his mentors and Karen was one of them :)

Rich Mullens

As leader of the Young Entrepreneur Academy for Genius School, Karen has been instrumental in bringing our the best in youth - especially my son, who has gone from strength to strength in his businesses at just 16. I have also completed the Genius Educator Certificate which Karen co-facilitated, and this has helped me grow my mentorship program with confidence and clarity. I highly recommend a chat with Karen if you are serious about ensuring students develop 21st Century Skills for their future success.

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Karen Bonanno

Karen Bonanno
posted in mentor circle: Eduwebinar

Nov 6, 2023 at 23:23 in Australia

By aligning purpose-based learning with the stages of child development, educators can ignite a lifelong passion for learning and empower students to find their purpose in life. This tailored approach ensures that education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavour but a personalised journey that nurtures the individual strengths and interests of each child.

Nurturing Purpose-Based Learning: Tailoring Education to Every Stage of Development

As educators, we have a profound responsibility to prepare our students for success in life. One transformative approach to achieving this goal is purpose-based learning. This method aligns education with the unique developmental stages of children from infancy to early adulthood. In this blog post, we will
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posted in mentor circle: Eduwebinar

Oct 31, 2023 at 22:41 in Australia

What does seem clear is that AI is here to stay, and today’s students will enter a world where they’ll be expected to engage with it. So students must understand the capabilities—and limitations—of AI tools, even as those capabilities rapidly evolve. With teachers’ help, students can learn not to rely on AI, but rather to use it in a responsible way that supports their learning process, and teachers can request transparency and accountability whenever students use these tools on their own.

9 Tips for Using AI for Learning (and Fun!)

These innovative, AI-driven activities will help you engage students across grade levels and subject areas.
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posted in mentor circle: Eduwebinar

Oct 26, 2023 at 01:19 in Australia

We interact with AI every day we are online. This article explores current concerns, what it means for the future, tips on how to handle plagiarism, ethics, and other concerns, as well as ways to use AI in education.

ChatGPT and Beyond: How to Handle AI in Schools | Common Sense Education

Here's what educators can do as this technology evolves.
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posted in mentor circle: Genius School Campus

Oct 26, 2023 at 01:07 in Australia

Curiosity is the foundation of learning, and it's never too late to enhance your teaching methods to foster curiosity in your students. By nurturing their inquisitive nature, you can empower them to become lifelong learners who embrace challenges and seek knowledge proactively.

Nurturing Curiosity in Children and Youth: Proven Tips and Strategies

https://app.geniusu.com/mentor_circles/737/ | Curiosity is the spark that ignites a love for learning. It drives exploration, critical thinking, and problem-...

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posted in mentor circle: Genius School Campus

Oct 17, 2023 at 22:49 in Australia

Technological innovation is fundamentally transforming education, and updating the skills required for modern work. Building future-ready (and pandemic-proof) education systems requires curricula fit for the 21st century, coupled with the consistent delivery of widely-accessible instruction that builds a solid foundation for a lifetime of adapting and developing new abilities. Specialized education should focus in particular on skills that are in demand in the real world, and address the disconnect between employer needs and available talent pools.

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posted in mentor circle: Eduwebinar

Oct 9, 2023 at 23:40 in Australia

A treasure trove of quick and concise classroom practices for every year level.

60-Second Strategies for Educators

Our popular series of short videos that break down effective classroom practices for every grade level in literally one minute—all in one place. How’s that for a quick win?
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posted in mentor circle: Eduwebinar

Oct 4, 2023 at 22:55 in Australia

Project based learning - Fostering Curiosity, Building Skills and Knowledge, and Preparing for the Future. Incorporating project-based learning into education allows students to take ownership of their learning journey, fostering curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving skills at each stage of development. By aligning projects with the specific needs and interests of students, educators can inspire a lifelong love of learning and prepare them for a bright future.

Project-Based Learning: Nurturing Curiosity and Creativity Throughout the Years | Eduwebinar

As educators, our mission is to nurture the potential within each student, guiding them on a path of growth and discovery. One powerful way to achieve this is through project-based learning. In this blog post, we’ll explore how project-based learning can be aligned with the different stages of child development, from 0 to 21 years of age.
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posted in mentor circle: Genius School Campus

Oct 2, 2023 at 23:51 in Australia

As scholastic tasks become more demanding and curriculum content delivery is constant, high school students need the occasional 3 to 5 minute break. Ultimately, reaping the benefits of short time-outs in the learning process.

17 Brain Breaks Tailored for High Schoolers

As high school students navigate more rigorous academic tasks and denser curricular material, the occasional 3-to-5-minute break delivers a wide range of benefits.
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posted in mentor circle: Teen Quest Microcourse

Sep 26, 2023 at 23:58 in Australia

Welcome to the Teen Quest Microcourse. If you have any questions you can post in this Circle.
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Sep 7, 2023 at 04:02 in Australia

As educators, we understand that children are not one-size-fits-all learners. They embark on a journey of growth and development from the moment they are born, and it’s important for us to adapt our teaching methods to meet their evolving needs.

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Infancy to Early Childhood (0-6 years): Building a Strong Foundation
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