Category «Entrepreneurship»

First Day: No Syllabus, Just Engaged Learning!

I focused on making the first day of school more engaging for students this year. I didn’t want to start off by talking at students all period to go over the typical syllabus, expectations, and grades. I engaged them in activities to introduce the courses in a different way. We made learning fun and engaging! …

Makerpreneurs and philanthropists!

A “quick” backstory: Several years ago, I wanted to shake up my Entrepreneurship course to give my students a real hands-on learning experience. My students had been creating business plans but they were too abstract for them to fully grasp. The plans could have required $1,000 or $100,000. It was simply more money than they …

Google Applied Digital Skills

Google introduced a new set of digital lessons called Applied Digital Skills. There are lessons that tie in well with technology, business, financial literacy, etc. I did the “Technology at Work” lesson in my Entrepreneurship classes. It was a great lesson that helped students see the value of technology in various careers and sectors. There …

Kiva loan repayments are so exciting!

When my Entrepreneurship students make loans to aspiring entrepreneurs around the world via Kiva.org (our team page), it usually takes some time to get an update. I received notice today that one of our entrepreneurs has already repaid 18% of his loan to us! This is so exciting because it means that his business is doing …

MHS Entrepreneurs Make Donation to the Mansfield Animal Shelter

The Mansfield High School entrepreneurship students successfully ran a small business selling various homemade items during the fall semester. Students created their own “hand sauce” (hand lotion), chocolate-mint lip balm, hair scrunchies, and ornaments to learn about the process of starting and maintaining a business. They marketed and sold their items at school events and …

MHS Entrepreneurship Sales at the Mansfield Christmas Market (12/16)

My Entrepreneurship students have been hard at work creating homemade items to sell at the Mansfield Christmas Market on Saturday (12/16). Items include Mansfield “Hand Sauce” Lotion, chocolate mint lip balm, scrunchies of various patterns, lotion bars, cinnamon ornaments, and clay ornaments. Students will be donating their proceeds to the Mansfield Animal Shelter, their charity of …

Entrepreneurship Sales – Parent Conference Night!

The MHS Entrepreneurship students have been hard at work! They will be selling their homemade products during parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday afternoon and evening outside room 113. Please stop by to see what they’ve been making. All proceeds will benefit the Mansfield Animal Shelter. Clay ornaments – $3 each Cinnamon ornaments – $3 each Scrunchies …

It’s Giving Tuesday!

After the frenzy of shopping for several days in a row, why not celebrate a day of giving? Five years ago, Giving Tuesday was born. Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the …

TED Talk: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

Entrepreneurship students are watching this TED Talk in class today. It really makes you think! Reflection sheet from TeachersPayTeachers (free):

We want to upcycle your junk!

For years now, my Entrepreneurship students have been learning the ropes of running a business by actually running a small business for the duration of my course. Students pitch their business proposals to each other “Shark Tank”-style and then vote for which business to pursue as a larger group. Until now, students have always designed products …

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