Teaching Entrepreneurship @ the High School Level

October 29, 2010 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

How do you teach entrepreneurship to high school juniors? In only one hour?

Read this article by Rocco Tarasi in Pittsbrugh.

“I had the privilege this summer of speaking for an hour to students at the Neighborhood Academy, a college prep school in Pittsburgh for low-income students, about being an entrepreneur. “Being an entrepreneur” is certainly a broad topic, and you could choose to focus on a number of different areas. I decided that I would have three goals: make it simple, make it inspiring, and make it practical.

So when I was considering what topics to cover, I stayed away from the “administrative nuts and bolts” of being an entrepreneur – accounting, taxes, legal, HR, etc. Not that those aren’t important activities, but they certainly weren’t going to meet my 3 goals. I also chose not to talk about the “psychological” aspects of being an entrepreneur – making mistakes, keeping the faith, the highs and lows, the importance of working with strong teammates, etc.”

To read the full, original article click on this link: Blogging Innovation » How do you teach entrepreneurship to high school students?


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