Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Teaching Tip #121

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #121

I just heard on an EntreLeadership podcast - referencing the book The Millionaire Mindset by Thomas Stanley that the average GPA of "deca-millionaires" was 2.75! 

This - I think - drives home the point that sometimes our greatest innovators and entrepeneurs aren't adept at "doing school."(check out the great book by Denise Clark Pope of that same title - it's on our professional library)  It's not that they're not bright.  I just think they don't see the merit in jumping through the hoops of school.

It would be very interesting to follow some of our 'great' students - with their lofty 4.0 GPAs (and by that I mean the ones who learn to"do school" which means not to really learn but to study hard the night before to do well on a test to earn the grade without really learning anything - as Don Tapscott said when studying college students "The goal is to get an A without ever having gone to a lecture") to see how they fair out in the real world -

Here are 10 top entrepreneurs who explain how to be awesome.

My favorite is Steve Jobs' advice: Be willing to fail.

How often do we allow our students to do that?

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