Teacher focuses on positive results from entrepreneurial programs to set records, student achievement. Over the last few years, Victor E. Acevedo has noticed that many people are into the “Do It Yourself” thing. Many DIY websites have sprung up and have catered to a growing niche of internet entrepreneurs.
“Whether it’s blogging or selling their own line of widgets, certainly students are interested in this sort of thing,” said teacher, Victor E. Acevedo
Suddenly, an idea sprung up. Mr. Acevedo has realized that this is something that students, young and old also enjoy doing. Students really enjoy engaging in projects that they will see as beneficial financial and in terms of their status. Even young students want to know whether their actions or their efforts be monetized, save money, or enhance their reps.
Interestingly, Mr. Acevedo has done a couple of projects and had determined that teachers can build into their curriculums worthy DIY projects that surpass “standards” and build critical connections that serve students well. In addition, these “connections” also help to teach students the spoon fed curriculum many teachers have to abide by. Interjecting creativity in teaching through projects students love and find relevant is a win-win situation of which the very positive results will last a lifetime: confidence, critical thinking skills, and sense of empowerment. It’s hard to put those three on paper or measure on a test, but I’d take my chances that if you throw them into the mix, you will also get great test scores.
Mr. Victor E. Acevedo
hopes to work with other teachers, students, and community organizations this summer and throughout next year to help students with a variety of projects.
“What I have found is that interest increases, teamwork increases, and success increases, which are the things we want to see jump up as a teacher. They also see a value in learning new things and how they can apply it to their projects, future projects, and life in general,” stated Mr. Acevedo, who has taught students and worked with several non-profit groups.
“It is our hope to be able to use their own skills and interest to help them achieve success at every level,” he added.
Victor E. Acevedo has a blog, http://www.victoreacevedo.com
for more information.