02/25/2013 04:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

NFTE Teacher Training -- The Key to the Replication of Entrepreneurial Education, Part 3: The Wall Chart

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, and Part 5.

In that historic retreat on entrepreneurial education, we finalized the NFTE Wall Chart -- see below -- a guide for what each teacher should try and get students to do to graduate from NFTE.
The effects were felt with people all over the world commenting on how the training had improved. Soon we were able to think in a much more sophisticated way about the intricacies of getting teachers to communicate with the other teacher and thereby learn from each other during and class.

Despite the success of our teacher training, much of my time since 1996 had been spent building teams and fundraising. I wanted to get reacquainted with actual classroom teaching, so to relearn the basics, for the first time in 20 years I went through NFTE teacher training again this past January. I sat in the silent euphoria of the flow state in our teacher training room at 120 Wall Street as Kene Turner guided the class of 12 new NFTE teachers through the four day long training.

I was astounded by the new lessons -- from mind mapping to the magazine game -- both which trained the teachers in how to recognize and identify opportunities in the market place.