Off the Assembly Line

Helping Students Plug Into Their Purpose with Don Wettrick, Co-Founder and CEO of StartEdUp

March 05, 2020 Rebecca Reed Episode 19
Off the Assembly Line
Helping Students Plug Into Their Purpose with Don Wettrick, Co-Founder and CEO of StartEdUp
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Off the Assembly Line
Helping Students Plug Into Their Purpose with Don Wettrick, Co-Founder and CEO of StartEdUp
Mar 05, 2020 Episode 19
Rebecca Reed

Year over year, Gallup student polls have revealed a disturbing, but unsurprising trend: student engagement in school declines steadily with each grade, and sharply from elementary to middle to high school. One of the proven contributors to this decline over time is the inability of many schools to build the strengths of each student and make learning relevant. This is especially true for the nearly 50% of polled students who have entrepreneurial ambitions.

So what can schools do? If you ask Don Wettrick, CEO and Co-Founder of the StartEdUp Foundation, the answer can be found in the word purpose. For 20 years, Don has taught students to connect to a larger life purpose through innovation and entrepreneurship. What started in the classroom, has grown into a global network of renowned innovators, educators and entrepreneurs. The StartEdUp network is dedicated to helping teachers and students change education by building innovation and entrepreneurship into the fabric of the classroom. In this episode Don talks about the StartEdUp story, what it looks like in action, and how educators and school leaders can get started.

Connect with Don and StartEdUp:

Website: https://startedupfoundation.org/ and http://www.startedupinnovation.com/

Twitter: @donwettrick and @letsstartedup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donwettrick/


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Learn more about the Teacher Mastermind at http://teachermastermind.com

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Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/

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Show Notes

Year over year, Gallup student polls have revealed a disturbing, but unsurprising trend: student engagement in school declines steadily with each grade, and sharply from elementary to middle to high school. One of the proven contributors to this decline over time is the inability of many schools to build the strengths of each student and make learning relevant. This is especially true for the nearly 50% of polled students who have entrepreneurial ambitions.

So what can schools do? If you ask Don Wettrick, CEO and Co-Founder of the StartEdUp Foundation, the answer can be found in the word purpose. For 20 years, Don has taught students to connect to a larger life purpose through innovation and entrepreneurship. What started in the classroom, has grown into a global network of renowned innovators, educators and entrepreneurs. The StartEdUp network is dedicated to helping teachers and students change education by building innovation and entrepreneurship into the fabric of the classroom. In this episode Don talks about the StartEdUp story, what it looks like in action, and how educators and school leaders can get started.

Connect with Don and StartEdUp:

Website: https://startedupfoundation.org/ and http://www.startedupinnovation.com/

Twitter: @donwettrick and @letsstartedup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donwettrick/


If you liked what you heard, rate and review Off the Assembly Line

Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn or at rebeccaareed.com.

Learn more about the Teacher Mastermind at http://teachermastermind.com

Follow Off the Assembly Line:
twitter @offassemblyline
instagram @offtheassemblyline_podcast
facebook @offtheassemblylinepodcast.

Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/

Thanks for listening to Off the Assembly Line. Share it with someone who needs to hear it and then go make a ruckus!

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7A6ET6FCSJ86N&source=url)