July 11, 2019

Collaborator Development

If you are on this page, you are a staunch supporter of the leadership and collaborative teaching method of the Trenchant Core ® independent learning and education model. Most would agree, much of what we learn in life is through direct and active involvement in the subject or activity of interest. The following courses are available to help you become the best collaborator possible. This skill can help you in all areas of your life. Most of the courses are directed at helping us educate and support others on their journey to a meaningful and satisfying life.

Open Courses

NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

Intro to Homeschool
Begin Intentionally
Be most effective from the starting gate, get plugged in, and educated.
Helicopter Parents  
How and when to: “Trust & Let Go” 
Redesigning Your Relationship
Welcome to your teenager
MMHMM . . . and other communication blockers
Create Opportunities for Dialogue 
Life After Homeschool
Prescription for Reinventing Yourself

Educator Intro

PI (Personal Inventory) Series

Module I

TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series The Inverted Lens
Where do I come from and how will it affect my student(s)?
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Confidence in Teaching
Reinvent: Educators quickly learn, students, smell fear and trepidation 
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Alphabet Soup!
Applied Teaching Theory and Philosophies
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Define & Compose Teacher Principles
Designing your standards, objectives and teaching principles

Module II

TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Understand Behavioral Challenges
Nutrition & Education Link: Hangry, troubled, or Intolerant Learners
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series US and THEM Behavior
Youth Growth and Development: Anthropology and Human Nature
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Consequences
Constructive Alternatives to Isolation, Ridicule or Punishment
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series MY TRENCHANT CORE!
Motivator: Cultivate Interest & Studious Behavior
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Clear the Clutter & Mind the Chaos
Classroom and Curriculum Management
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Teaching with STYLE
Discover and Understand Applied Teaching Style

Module III

TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Guide to Extended Learning Opportunities
Finding Segues – It’s All in the Timing Teaching through ELOs
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Will the Teacher Please Sit Down?
We all teach and learn – Differentiation: Stretch & Learn (S&L)
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series The Light That Drives!
A twist on learning styles: topic teaching with your learner
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Meaningful Teaching Strategies
Learn how to make the subject matter relevant to the learner

Module IV

TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series  Avoid Burnout? I’m a Briquette!
Finding balance in 110% teaching
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series LIVE!!!  . . and Still Do the Job We Love! Champagne Taste & Teacher Budget
Save Your Money – The best teaching: FREE and CHEAP resources and strategies
TRENCHANT CORE® PI Series Surviving in the Bay Area
Developing side Gigs Workshop Make money in your spare time

(Prerequisite : PI Series)

Module I

TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series 
360° Inquiry and Reasoning Program.™ PART I – Facilitate  Independent & Critical Thinking
Teach your student(s) how to think and manage details
TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series
360° Inquiry and Reasoning Program.™ PART II – Facilitate  Independent & Critical Thinking
Teach exceptional decision-making skills & how to collect thorough information

Module II

TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series
“Out of the Box!” Analogies
Prepare for Abstract Thought Process
TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series LEARNING:
An Instinctive Trait 
Putting learning theory to work!
Avoid developmental caps! It’s okay to learn without a prescribed order.
TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series
What Do I Have Here?
Create the Perfect Storm: Encourage Student Engagement in Learning
TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series
Black Sheep and Risk Takers
Recognize, Teach and Raise Smart Entrepreneurs
TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series
Escape the “Classroom” in Your Mind
Teaching Adventures – Venture Outside the Classroom
TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series
Start to Finish
Learn to Modify or Customize Curriculum for Your Learner
TRENCHANT CORE® The Edge Series Magic Moments
Make them Count!
Find and maximize teachable moments

Keep It Real! – Teaching Teens and Young Adults

TRENCHANT CORE®Relevance Series
Motivation from “The Core”!
Help your learner find their purpose
TRENCHANT CORE®Relevance Series
Ol’ School
Basics your learner must know to survive
TRENCHANT CORE®Relevance Series 
Money Management Skills
Facilitating savvy & responsibility in your learner
TRENCHANT CORE®Relevance Series
Teaching Reluctant Learners
Imparting Your Wisdom Without Implied Expectations