This semester I have become an avid Twitter user. The people I follow continuously provide exciting, educational and just plain interesting links. A few days ago one of my followers sent me a tweet recommending I check out this video since he knows that I am a business education major and would find it interesting.
The video is a Ted Talk by Cameron Herold. In the video Cameron talks about all of the ways that he made money and acted as an entrepreneur as a child and even though he struggled in school, he is still a very successful individual. He also admits that he has been diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder and thinks that it is not a bad thing, he thinks that we are over-medicating children for ADD and ADHD which is killing their creativity.
I loved watching this video, it is 20 minutes of genuinely interesting content that I would love to show educators and students alike. I completely agree with the points in the video, just because a student struggles with academics does not mean that they cannot be successful. This video touches on a number of business subjects, there is the entrepreneurial aspect as well as personal finance, accounting, and career & work.
As a future business educator I absolutely agree that students should learn these life skills, such as how to make money and how to handle money once they have it. I would like to see an education system where students who do struggle with core academic subjects can find success like Cameron did.