"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

What Do you want to be When You Grow Up?

Tweet   By Erica Diamond That was the question I asked 25 Grade 2 students this morning. And I got a gamut of answers, “A businessman, a lawyer, a nurse, a doctor, a spy like my mom (hmmm okay), an opera singer (yes I laughed too), a celebrity (what career is that exactly?), a baseball […]

NBC Today Show: Successful Entrepreneurs with Dyslexia

Tweet More and more entrepreneurs are  saying they  had symptoms of Dyslexia in school.  An early  lifetime of difficulties & challenges faced in the classroom by those suffering from Dyslexia  can lead to success later when they learn to compensate with other skills.  Some of those skills are;  developing new ways of doing things, delegating responsibility and problem solving.  These areas […]

Tedx Conference entirely for Youth: by Angela Maiers

Tweet I am a huge fan of TED, a platform for the nation’s biggest and brightest thinkers to spread their world changing ideas. But adults aren’t the only ones with big ideas and talents. TEDxRedmond was the first ever TED-events arranged for kids by kids with a theme of “Power to the Students.” Over four […]

Video: What Adults Can Learn from Kids

July 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Advice on Education, Blog, Education, Parenting

Tweet From TED Talks Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Video: College dropout turned entrepreneur

June 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Advice on Education, Blog, Education, Entrepreneurs

Tweet WordPress entrepreneur Matt Mullenweg says he loves being an entrepreneur instead of working for someone else, though he sometimes wishes he didn’t drop out of college.

Warren Buffett gives financial advice to Girl Scouts

Tweet Financial Guru Warren Buffett meets with an Omaha Girl Scout troupe at a local Dairy Queen to talk money. See what he has to say about college students and investing.

The Voice of the 21st Century Student is Speaking..are we Listening?

Tweet This guy is really amazing on so many levels and for so many reasons.  Dan Brown has put me in a state of Awe because of his Audacious Fearless Ambition.  He speaks the truth and speaks for our Youth.   Please listen up and open your minds and be aware that he is not the far […]

Educating the Entrepreneur starts in Iowa.

Tweet Educe…the word is Latin and implies the drawing out of or the bringing out of something… ‘potential.’  The word Educate derives from this Latin word Educe.  Interesting how we have known this for years yet need reminded.  Educating never truly meant to teach us the WAY or tell us the answer.  It just meant to lead […]

Kid Entrepreneur has web design business in his home.

Tweet Maryland high school senior and entrepreneur, Keenen Geter talks about his web design business. For more on youth entrepreneurs, watch Biz Kid$ (http://www.bizkids.com) a public TV series where kids teach kids about entrepreneurship.  Or visit the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

These Kids Mean Business: A PBS Documentary about Kids and Entrepreneurship

Tweet Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page looks at the role of entrepreneurship education as a way to help change the lives of at-risk youth. Check out this preview for the 60-minute PBS special:  These Kids Mean Business. I love his statement “The old thinking figured kids were too young to learn about entrepreneurship. The new […]

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