TED Ed Club Week 1-3: People of Passion

“Write down your definition of Entrepreneur!”
This is how I open my first day of Entrepreneurship class. After collecting answer from students, most of them defined Entrepreneur is someone who do business by selling something. Then, I challenge them to think bigger and wider about the meaning of Entrepreneur:
This definition encompass any profession since you can create, learn, grow, do and start living your dream in any profession. To achieve the this original meaning of entrepreneur, you need to find your DREAM & purpose. Again, when I asked students, “What is your dream?” Most of them still did not know the answer.
After that, I introduced simple steps of how finding their purpose by asking them :
1. What is their passion?
2. What is your great ability?
3. What is your mission for the world?
4. What is your future vocation?
I told the students, “okay, let’s start exploring this for whole semester! This is what we’re gonna do for the whole semester.”
Journey of Passion
Let’s start with your PASSION. Why do you need PASSION?
I believe you don’t want to spend the rest of your life doing something you don’t like right?
Every remarkable people who change the world is people of passion. Many successful entrepreneur work out their passion because they don’t sell just the product. They sell WHY they’re doing it or in other words, their PASSION.

This is the reasons WHY I used TED ED Club curriculum for helping you finding your passion. What is TED Ed Club? It’s a flexible school based program that celebrate students ideas & passion. TED Ed Club provide excellent platform for students to explore their passion, ideas, and present it in TED style presentation.
Here’s more detailed explanation of TED Ed Club:

Week 1 People of Passion
The first meeting is all about brainstorming, thinking, and learning about people of passion and what they can learn from. There is saying: “CHILDREN ARE GREAT IMITATORS.
SO GIVE THEM SOMETHING GREAT TO IMITATE.” Here’s the slide to challenge them to think their people of passion:

Week 2 Finding People of Passion

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ROLE MODEL.They didn’t tell me. They showed me.”
This week I challenged my students to make a slide about their people of passion. Here’s the assignment guidelines, details and samples for Week 1:

  1. Students research one favorite person of their life, they can learn from.
  2. Students research short profile, characteristics, and impacts.

Week 3 Presenting People of Passion.
Students presented their people of passion slide.  Here’s some of their slide:

Those are the remarkable people that show true meaning how ideas and passion could change the world. To get other examples, you can click here: Student Works Week 1


Steven is a life long learner and multi-award educational technology coach with international certifications from Google, Apple, National Geographic, TED Ed, Google Earth Education, EdTech Team, EduTECH Asia, Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative, US Embassy, Tech in Asia, and many international and local institutions.

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