Activities for Getting Started
Establish an entrepreneurial mindset at the start of a project, unit or course by combining and modifying the activities below:
Help your students assess and communicate their personal brands in order to find complementary collaborators.
More applications for personal branding activities:
- Career preparation: Get students building their branding and networking skills. In the workforce, 1.3 billion people are now self-employed and rely on their personal brand to land the next client or contract.
- Classroom management: Help students monitor how their actions in class affect the value of their personal brand.
- Defining clear group roles for other activities: Here is an example of how it can be used in conjunction with other entrepreneurial activities on this site:
This exercise helps students better understand a problem they are trying to solve.
More applications for problem mapping activities:
- Designing better arguments: Students can use this process to dig deeper into topics for essays, debates and presentations and thus compose more nuanced, creative arguments.
- Collaborative problem-solving for teachers: Used at staff meetings, this process is a powerful way of identifying common challenges experienced by teachers, and exploring possibilities for creative interventions.
Divergent Problem Solving
This exercise allows students to practice finding solutions in unexpected places.
More applications for divergent problem activities:
- Assessing the growth of creativity: This activity, and variations of it, can be used at regular intervals to track students’ ability to make creative connections, imagine alternative possibilities and generate new ideas.