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Amy Peach

Director of Instructional Technology, Fontbonne University, St Louis, MO USA


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What does it take to become an educational entrepreneur?

In the rapidly changing world of education, it is important (as I've recently heard a wise man say) not to think outside the box, but to create a whole new box. How do we encourage (or even perhaps teach) recent high school or college graduates to become the kinds of educational entrepreneurs we need to bring our students the education they truly deserve?


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    Jun 28 2012: You nailed it, Michael. I was discussing this with a friend in non-profit management who is in touch with several young tech entrepreneurs in St. Louis. He told me in his conversations with them, he often wished I had been in the room. I'm an educator with interest in technology and they're technologists with interest in education. We need to find a way to get together. Good luck in your journey to teaching. You're right, it's not an easy one, but I think you'll find that "model of helping out" is a rewarding one.

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