The entrepreneurial spirit isn't confined to the world of business – it can thrive in every classroom, every day. It aligns seamlessly with dynamic project-based learning and captivates students through engaging classroom projects. In this episode, we're joined by Stephen Carter, author of ‘Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset.' Stephen delves into the four pivotal aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset that are essential for educators at all levels. He shares insights from his extensive experience as the Director of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, where he's not only taught for 18 years but has also revolutionized their entrepreneurship program. Join us as Stephen Carter gives an approach for every educator to empower their students with entrepreneurial thinking.
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Stephen Carter is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy where he has taught for 18 years. A former English teacher, he has spent the last ten years developing an entrepreneurship program complete with fifteen elective courses (including financial literacy programs as detailed in his first book, The Seed Tree), six student-run businesses, and a full certificate track. Recently he has begun consulting, speaking, and coaching school leaders on developing innovative entrepreneurship programs that involve hands-on student-run businesses.
Title: 4 Entrepreneurial Secrets Every Teacher Needs to Empower Learning
Guest: Stephen Carter, Director of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and author of ‘Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset.'
- Overview: Discussing how entrepreneurial principles can revolutionize classroom teaching.
- Aim: Equip educators with tools to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in students of all ages.
1. The Four Attributes of an Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Introducing the concept and its broad applicability in education.
- Stephen Carter’s unique perspective on integrating entrepreneurial thinking into different subjects.
2. Growth Mindset
- Exploring the first attribute: A growth mindset.
- Strategies for instilling directed growth through mission, vision, and values in students.
- The importance of perseverance and passion towards long-term goals.
- Practical tips for teachers to instill grit in the classroom.
4. Redefining Failure
- Viewing failure as a stepping stone to success.
- Encouraging a culture where students learn from failures.
5. Opportunity Seeking
- Teaching students to be proactive and seize opportunities.
- Classroom activities that can help develop this skill.
- Summary of key takeaways.
- Stephen Carter’s insights on integrating these principles into everyday teaching.
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