Courses

BECOMING A SELF-DIRECTED PARENT Making the decision to send your child to a free or 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 a traditional school that is crushing their soul, make the decision ...
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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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Teen LLC

Most of what is written below has not been updated since 2016 (except to add links to my more recent writings).  The current vision for TeenLLC will be developed as part of my participation in The Bootstrapper's Workshop. I'm super excited for this next chapter! Teen LLC is an entrepreneurship education venture that will seek to answer “what might be all the ways to learn, g...
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Mentoring

My Philosophy on Mentoring Mentoring is the proactive investment in another person that unlocks their potential.  It is inherent in all healthy relationships as individuals seek to help each other learn, grow and navigate transition.   From our first breath to our last, a person will likely encounter mentors from all walks of life; some they will even call mom, dad, aunt, uncl...
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Thank You

Thank you for your interest in my Do-it-Yourself Creative Problem Solving tool.  You should have already received the email containing the link with the document. You will also get added to my email list and receive future updates.  I hope you enjoy the resources I provide.
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Rules for Divergent Thinking

Throughout the Creative Problem Solving process, you alternate between divergent thinking and convergent thinking.  Divergent thinking aims at producing a large amount and wide variety of unique, even off-the-wall ideas.  This is not the time to think about whether the ideas are correct or even workable.  It is the ability to “take an idea and spin out elaborate variants” rathe...
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