If the professional development experienced by teachers simply exposes teachers to new concepts that are never implemented, time and money is being squandered. Push for hard data on the impact of professional development programs.
Students can be merciless in their assessment of teacher lessons and presentations. Use those experiences to hone the art of the pitch for startup investors and advisers.
Some of the same students who were chronically disruptive in one classroom, were attentive and engaged in another. The difference was the teacher and the teaching style employed.
“If it doesn’t make money, then what you’re doing is just a hobby.” What does this statement mean for ed-tech startups?
If you are looking for ways to engage all of your learners, while also supporting the needs of diverse learners, then it’s time to get them to start talking. Here is my four-step method to getting students into the roles of partner, presenter, teammate, and teacher.
Startup founders can’t be shy when it comes to seeking out help. Had we not specifically approached our new adviser and asked him for his assistance, we would have missed an important opportunity to move forward.
Learning lessons from the teachers we work with, and seeing their progress, is motivating me to keep moving forward in the startup process.
Entrepreneurship is a powerful tool that can be used within an established institution to foster innovation and accelerate promising initiatives. Leading a startup project within an organization is called “intrapreneurship” and there are many ways to do that within a school setting.
As an accountant, I spent my time analyzing events that had already happened. Now, as the chief operating officer for an ed-tech startup, I’m trying to make those events happen.
Startup incubators have increased my desire to learn from instructors and are driven by my own personal interests. Three aspects of startup incubators foster unusually powerful learning environments that could transfer to the K-12 context.