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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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 is being developed as Pick Yourself Project! Teen LLC is an entrepreneurship education venture that will seek to answer “what might be all the ways to learn, grow and discover who we are while building a thriving self-sustaining learni...
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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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Portfolio

I am a lifelong learner and creator. I recently tried to collect all of my work into this one space. This is not complete, but it starts to paint a picture of the kind of change I am trying to make in the world. Educator I currently teach management at a community college using open pedagogy practices that empower students as creators and decision makers. You can read mo...
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