Principles of Management OER Project

My classes are working on two open source projects in 2021 to create supplemental materials to the OpenStax Principles of Management textbook. Both will attempt to highlight the essence of the chapter contents in engaging ways for today's college students. One will be to develop text message courses for each chapter using the Arist platform. The other will be to devel...
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My First Twitter Chat #Ungrading

Alfie Kohn Quote - "An emphasis on defective mindsets (or a tendency to accuse students of being insufficiently motivated) conveniently lets us off the hook. It is popular for the same reason we may be tempted to believe that the problem is grade-grubbing students rather than grade-giving instructors and institutions."
Today I am participating in my first Twitter chat. I'm excited to learn from the early adopters of ungrading. I'm also committed to blogging through my journey here since I'm an evangelist for liberatory education practices and I want to share the research guiding my decision, and my ups and downs as I move in this direction. Just a reminder, this is #SelfDirectedEduca...
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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 - some resources that were shared with me in March 2020 when I participated in a youth/adult collective called Podcasting the Pan...
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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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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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