Entrepreneurship in the Classroom
Become one of America’s Entrepreneurial Schools by fostering innovation and encouraging a culture of self-startership.
K-12, Every Student, Every Year
In this age of educational accountability through standards and assessments with only one right answer and success measured by test scores, we need to keep young minds open for alternative ways of thinking, allow innovative ideas to spark and grow, to create an entrepreneurial culture that will grow great people and great communities. We need to grow our communities from the inside out. We need entrepreneurship education for every student, every year. The answer is to establish an entrepreneurial culture in every school and every community.
How to Implement
There is no step-by-step process, no list of easy-to-follow guidelines. Each faculty should examine their own knowledge, interests and available resources and make a plan that works for that individual school. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Creative faculties can start with the Every Student concept and work it out in their own way. However, there are two approaches a school can use to examine the Every Student concept. It can be accomplished through internal efforts or external assistance. In many cases, a combination of the two may be the best way to go. Let’s look at each approach.
During the past decade there has been a movement to develop local and national education standards. Many education associations have taken leadership in identifying the content of a given discipline so that students will have the opportunity to participate in a common set of curriculum objectives. This was emphasized in order to ensure that all schools provided a comprehensive course of study. Further it enabled students to move to different schools and find the same curriculum expectations.