The Importance of Teaching Grit

Youth are unstoppable change agents

Grit is an essential element of the entrepreneurial mindset. It has two parts. One is resilience, a positive response to failure or adversity. The other is perseverance, a tendency to maintain interest and stay on task in the face of obstacles. Grit means not enabling a pattern or habit of abandoning tasks just for the sake of change … Read more

Sing along to the Entrepreneur Song!

It’s never too early to start giving kids the gift of language and the vocabulary they need to think about themselves and the world around them! VentureLab created the Entrepreneur Song as a fun and meaningful way to give students access to the vocabulary around entrepreneurial learning and thinking.

Free Activity: Pitch Game

youth playing the pitch game

We often hear from teachers that they would love to incorporate entrepreneurial learning into their classes but have limited time. We wanted to give you a quick, easy way to introduce the entrepreneurial process and the associated mindsets and skills. It requires little time to create a learning experience where your students will creatively generate … Read more

Culitivating a Curiosity Cycle in Children

the curiosity cycle

Jonathan Mugan is a robot guy, a computer scientist who devotes time to studying how children learn. By understanding the minds of children, especially preschoolers, its possible for humans to create robots that can learn in similar ways. Mugan dissects how children learn by building mental models—for example, learning that by putting red paint on … Read more

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