If You Were a Learning Entrepreneur
If you were a learning entrepreneur, you would consider school part of your "balanced portfolio" of learning experiences, but oneand only onevenue for learning some kinds of things. If you were a learning entrepreneur, you would craft a lifelong learning plan that would help you chart your cognitive, social, and practical learning goals over your lifespan. (These goals would change a lot, but you'd still have a view of them year to year.) If you were a learning entrepreneur, you would see yourself as the manager of your own learningauthorized to use hundreds of different tools to get the information and skills you need, and you'd know how and when to ask for help. If you were a learning entrepreneur, you would understand the importance of finding mentors and key supporters to challenge you to excel at what you're doing, and you would encourage others to step up into their own learning. If you were a learning entrepreneur, you would think of every day as an exciting opportunity to learn something.
Are you a learning entrepreneur? Does your school allow you to be a learning entrepreneur? Does the classroom you're in encourage kids to be entrepreneurs of their own learning? Do you think of your learning as one of the most vital and important aspects of your life? Are you the "owner"...
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