The greatest service rendered to children by adults is education – an education that enables children to become productive and happy members of society and contribute to a country’s GDP, employment opportunities, and overall welfare of the people by starting their own businesses and becoming entrepreneurs. Lets discuss How Teachers Can Shape the Future Entrepreneurs of the Country. The quality of teaching goes a long way in determining whether or not a learner has the aptitude to start a business. This is why the role that teachers play in a child’s life is paramount.
Teachers are tasked with the necessary burden of preparing today’s students to shape tomorrow’s world as our next generation of thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs. Bearing such an important role in children’s lives, a teacher must have a unique way of supporting the children’s academic and social development throughout their schooling, by creating a comfortable, safe and secure learning environment and by being a mentor, guide, motivator, and source of inspiration to them.
However, there also needs to be some change in the teaching methods and content. As the traditional learning models evolve with the meaningful incorporation of technology, students are getting equipped with the digital literacy required of today’s workforce. Experiential learning and other innovative learning styles can also teach students how to think, lead, be flexible and problem solve creatively. Such learning will enable students to apply their knowledge to break barriers, chart their own paths and ignite their career passions and interests successfully.
Additionally, teaching students the practical implementations of any subject will prepare them to deal with real life situations outside school. Allowing students to find solutions to their problems rather than spoon-feeding them the answers will also help them to explore their abilities, develop critical thinking skills and become independent decision makers.
The Importance of a School:
School is also an important place to inculcate the value of perseverance. Students must be taught that failure is a part of life and that everyone goes through it. What’s important is to keep trying and to work as hard as possible each time, for there is no shortcut to success. A positive attitude to failure is a must for every entrepreneur and a good teacher can teach him or her this attribute. Teachers can also help build and maintain a child’s confidence and self-esteem – qualities that are indispensable in successful entrepreneurs.
Finally, in this time of heavy global competition, for students to succeed as future entrepreneurs, they must learn to be contributors and innovators, rather than masters of a specific skill set. By actively engaging students, teachers can know and learn each student’s strengths and weaknesses and guide them on the best ways to work on their challenge areas and build on their strengths. Giving assignments that encourage students to think critically and problem solve enable them to apply these skills at an early age, and duplicate them in real world situations.
To conclude, tomorrow’s workforce will need to be far more than specialized experts such as “expert accountants” or “expert coders”; they will need to take risks and think outside of their roles to keep companies competitive and productive. Successful students will be able to think creatively and collaborate as part of a larger team to solve problems in the future. And the key to building such a powerful workforce falls to every teacher. They set the foundation of all future entrepreneurs.
NLE will be conducting a workshop on “Mindfulness in Education” on the 23rd and 24th of January, 2018. To know more about the event and register, click here.