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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: