Podcasting

Here is where I will share resources for others wishing to explore podcasting. The Podcasting Workshop - this is where I learned everything I currently know. Starting 6/23/2020 I will be encouraging the next cohort of learnersPodcasting for Kids Gimlet Podcast Academy - I haven't listened to this yet but it was recommended by a fellow podcasterPodcasting for Professors Par...
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Instructional Skills Workshop

Here you will find the lessons I developed during ISW in the Summer of 2020 Lesson 2 https://soundcloud.com/nicole-colter/podcasting-for-professors Resources http://sites.bu.edu/impact/previous-issues/impact-summer-2017/podcasts-and-the-twenty-first-century-college-classroom/ An ecology professor shares how he uses podcasts as assessments in the article belo...
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Pick Yourself Project

We are on a mission to change the world by igniting the creativity of young people and inspiring them to solve problems through entrepreneurship. We envision... a world where the cultural instinct of waiting to get picked is replaced by the bold confidence of Picking Yourself; anda generation equipped with the entrepreneurial mindset and skillset needed to create enterp...
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Tale of a Reluctant School Starter

In the United States we recently celebrated Juneteenth, a day which commemorates the end of slavery.  We are about to celebrate the 4th of July, the independence day of our country.  For me, freedom is always on my mind. You see, my heart yearns for the freedom of children. I wonder when will we celebrate their liberation?  When will we even acknowledge their...
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Kaleidoscope ALC

Our first agile learning community is Pick Yourself Project, a group of young people (ages 14-24) who are working together to learn entrepreneurship. We are currently expanding our Founders Group since this is being built by youth for youth. Please contact us if you would like to help us get ready for our Summer 2020 launch. Board of Directors Nicole Colter, PresidentG...
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Manifesto for Children

E. Paul Torrance and the Manifesto for Children significantly influence my philosophy on education. Manifesto for Children Don’t be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit, and enjoy your greatest strengths. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the gam...
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Courses

BECOMING A SELF-DIRECTED PARENT Making the decision to unschool or send your child to a self-directed school/learning center is not a decision most parents come to lightly.  Some parents spend years researching before taking the plunge, and others, prompted by a parental instinct to protect their child from some pain or harm caused by a traditional school, make the decision ...
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Hello Blogging My Old Friend

Five years ago today my life dramatically changed. On a whim, I made a Facebook post publicly committing myself to a 30 day challenge in which I would give myself permission to dream...vividly. The seeds of everything I’ve accomplished since then and all that I’m currently pursuing and planning for the future are in my blog posts at www.30DreamDays.com Since finishing my mas...
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Finding Mastery

I've been incubating the next chapter of my work for a few years now.  Phase I was to reinvent myself and get clear on my vision.  Phase II will kick into high gear this summer.  My goal will be to make the steps in this next phase as transparent as possible as I believe aspiring entrepreneurs need to see behind the curtain including the entrepreneurial actions t...
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Ignite

  This is a rough draft of some ideas that came to mind for Ignite.  With further input from the team and community, a Phase One plan would be finalized and a cycle of execution and evaluation would ensue and spark improvements and new ideas. PHASE ONE - Oct 2017 - December 2017 Get to know the Ignite and TRIP teams and gain a clearer understanding of the ideas that f...
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