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February 12, 2015

Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurs in China's Ed-Tech Market

There is a massive opportunity for ed-tech ventures to tackle the large Chinese education market. The needs, challenges and rewards for working in China are great.

January 23, 2015

An Ed-Tech Entrepreneur's Mantra: No Margin, No Mission

Money can sometimes feel like a dirty word in the education space. And as an edtech entrepreneur, you want to do good, but you also need to make money. Here's some advice I was given on that.

November 20, 2014

Transitioning From Worker Bee to Organizational Leader

"If it doesn't make money, then what you're doing is just a hobby." What does this statement mean for ed-tech startups?

October 29, 2014

Moving The Needle: Advisers as a Startup Catalyst

Startup founders can't be shy when it comes to seeking out help. Had we not specifically approached our new adviser and asked him for his assistance, we would have missed an important opportunity to move forward.

October 22, 2014

Teacher Validation: Wind in the Sails of an Ed-Tech Startup

Learning lessons from the teachers we work with, and seeing their progress, is motivating me to keep moving forward in the startup process.

October 10, 2014

How To Be an 'Intrapreneur' Within a School

Entrepreneurship is a powerful tool that can be used within an established institution to foster innovation and accelerate promising initiatives. Leading a startup project within an organization is called "intrapreneurship" and there are many ways to do that within a school setting.

September 25, 2014

Startup School: Three Aspects for K-12 Schools to Emulate

Startup incubators have increased my desire to learn from instructors and are driven by my own personal interests. Three aspects of startup incubators foster unusually powerful learning environments that could transfer to the K-12 context.

September 02, 2014

NFL Wants Fantasy Football in K-12, and Minn. Teacher Has Answer

An NFL executive recently said that fantasy football, a popular game, can be a valuable educational tool in teaching math.

September 02, 2014

Quitting the Evaluation Frenzy: Growing Teacher Quality Instead

Evaluations are not very useful for improving teacher quality, but we can merge them with professional development to help focus on the growth of teacher quality instead.

August 21, 2014

Pushing Performance Coaching to Transform Professional Development

Moving towards performance coaching instead of lecture-based professional development can be a game changer for teacher quality.

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