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Building a Business in the Classroom Part 3: Grit9 Emerges

Posted by on Monday, October 31, 2016 in edcorps, grit9 | 2 comments

We finally have a name, we are “Grit 9 Design”. Grit9 came out of many iterations and consults with trusted peers, former students, colleagues, and other business owners. We even utilized the pros-in-the-classroom services of Nepris, who hooked us up with Colin Dwan, owner of Prologue Games, to help us choose a good name. Why the name Grit9? Ultimately, it came down to being simple, memorable, and having an available domain, grit9.com. The term “grit” is somewhat of a buzzword, which was actually a detriment, but the word “perseverance” was too long. The...

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Building a Business in the Classroom Part 2: The Plan

Posted by on Monday, September 26, 2016 in edcorps | 0 comments

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 2: The Plan

Our entrepreneurial club’s identity is being formed.  We actually are not even a club, we’re an EdCorp, (created by the twitch-inducing minds at Real World Scholars) which is defined as : EdCorp: Education Corporation – a web ­based, student ­run business that operates out of a K-­12 classroom as a way to foster real world skills. As soon as we sort out minor things like NAMING ourselves, we’ll have an eCommerce site where clients can securely pay for our services. We have a ClassWallet account where all those funds go that we can reinvest into our company; buying...

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Building a Business in the Classroom Part 1: The Pitch

Posted by on Monday, September 12, 2016 in edcorps | 0 comments

Then I remember high school. I was (am?) a lanky guy, kind of awkward around other people, especially girls. I spent more mental effort trying to do as little work as possible than if I just did the work. It was sort of a game I played. Outside of sports, I didn’t really have a school activity that really challenged me or developed me. School was a series of hoops to jump through before life really began. Now, I’m the “teacher”.  I say that in quotes because I still don’t feel like a teacher. I feel like I’m still making it up as I go.  They gave me a...

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