Posted by: schooleducator | January 24, 2010

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tom Friedman has an interesting article in today’s NY Times about teaching innovation and entrepreneurship to kids. He highlights two programs: National Lab Day, and The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Friedman lays out the call to action for schools and enlisting kids in start-up endeavors.  Going one step further, Friedman could’ve tied these initiatives to the crisis in Haiti and asked for kids and schools to launch teams to figure out innovative ways for communities to engage with and change the situation in Haiti. Have each student invent a product or service, write up a service learning plan and then do it.


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