I stumbled upon this great article from the Wall Street Journal on how schools can teach innovation in order to educate the next Steve Jobs.  Many high schools have it backwards – failure is often a source of punishment, not  a source of feedback.

The top take-home points:

  1. Allow students to learn from their mistakes.
  2. Give students a hands-on opportunity to learn.
  3. Favor diverse education over narrow specialization.

Check out the whole article here on the Wall Street Journal, and leave your feedback in the comments below.  What are schools doing right?  What could be improved?

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