Category Archives: Teaching

Entrepreneurship Competition Followed by a Surprise at My House

This morning (and well into the afternoon, as it turned out) was the Entrepreneurship Competition at the UCC, a local business university. Every year they have a university division and a high school division. Everyone always asks me if I … Continue reading

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Day Three: Tourism Business Development Workshop, Ometepe

Everyone was a lot happier this morning than yesterday morning, since the electricity was running last night so the air conditioning and fans were keeping our rooms cool. The sessions in the morning were dedicated to accounting, and in the … Continue reading

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Prototype Day, 2015

Every Small Business Development Volunteer in Nicaragua shares one work activity in common: entrepreneurship education in high schools. In Senior year of the Nicaraguan equivalent of Home Economics class, the curriculum is based solely on entrepreneurship. However, many of the teachers … Continue reading

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Rural Business Advising

On three occasions now, while talking about financial goals, savings, and loans, I have had participants draw their financial goals. I thought of the activity because I have been working with two cooperatives whose members have low education levels and … Continue reading

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Frustration Rant

Having just published a post I ended by writing, “I could go on and keep talking about the minutiae of the school system here, but I see myself drifting into a frustration rant, so I think I will leave it … Continue reading

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The Nicaraguan School System

You wouldn’t think that a Small Business Development Peace Corps Volunteer would spend much time in high schools, but in fact I spend at least 50% of my time in schools. Entrepreneurship is an official part of the high school … Continue reading

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Return on Investment

Return on Investment, or RoI, is one of those financial statistics that stock brokers throw around. I never really understood it, or at least, I never really invested the time to understand it. However, since working as a Volunteer, I’ve … Continue reading

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