Tag Archives | self directed learning

Ken Danford

Episode 127: Ken Danford, Executive Director & Co-Founder of North Star Self-Directed Learning For Teens

In this episode, I interview Ken Danford, Executive Director & Co-Founder of North Star Self-Directed Learning For Teens. He talks about his definition of self-directed learning and describes the learning model and student environment at North Star. Guest Bio: Ken Danford is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens. Through North […]

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Blake Boles

Episode 074: Blake Boles on Self-Directed Learning

In this episode of MEP, we have Blake Boles, who’s a writer, adventurer, educator and entrepreneur. He tells us about his passion for self-directed learning, and his work helping young people challenge themselves and connect with each other. Guest Bio: Blake Boles builds exciting alternatives to traditional school for self-directed young people. He directs the company Unschool Adventures […]

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Episode 035: Burck Smith, CEO & Founder of StraighterLine

On this episode of MEP, CEO & Founder of Straighterline, Burck Smith, joins me to chat about self paced learning, educational policy, and where he sees the future of education moving.  DO NOT miss this! Guest Bio: Burck Smith is the CEO and founder of StraighterLine. Ten years before launching StraighterLine in 2009, he co-founded SMARTHINKING, […]

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Episode 030: UnCollege Fellow Profile #2 – Evan Luthra

In this episode, we chat with Evan Luthra.  Evan has been an entrepreneur since first developing and designing mobile apps at 13 years old…and he hasn’t stopped since.  You do not want to miss Evan’s story, as he talks about growing up, being self directed, and leveraging UnCollege to make him better. Guest Bio: Evan […]

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Episode 026: UnCollege Fellow Profile #1 – Spencer Shulem

Imagine being kicked out of school for wanting to be challenged.  Wanting to learn.  What if you had an insatiable curiosity to do more and understand more….but most of your teachers and administrators didn’t understand?  In episode 026 of MEP, I chat with Spencer Shulem, a current UnCollege fellow and entrepreneur who experienced just that. […]

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Episode 023: Dr. Tony Wagner on Creating Innovators

Our children’s’ work future is more uncertain than ever before.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65% of grade school kids will end up at jobs that are not created yet. In an article titled “The Case for 21st Century Learning”, Andreas Schleicher, the deputy director for Education and Skills at the OECD (Organization […]

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