Students Need to Embrace the Experience of Reading and Writing to Succeed in Today’s Workplace
If a student doesn’t have time to read and write, how do they engage with the outside world and overcome what some psychologists call the “second language challenge”?
It turns out that when it comes to student learning, it’s not always about time. In fact, student motivation tends to be more related to feelings, whether for a big project or for a good grade.
That seems to be the learning discovery of Ed Burt, president of MindShift Schools, Inc., a company that arranges college and university internships for students and other professionals with social entrepreneur initiatives.
He admits that he often finds himself defending himself as an author of books with titles like “How to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility,” “How to Transform Corporate Business into an Organization With Social Justice” and “The Fulfillment of Social Impact Initiative.”
According to Burt, one needn’t write a lot of books to affect change or to increase productivity, both of which he helped become an entrepreneur. Business is about money, but in Ed Burt’s view, that’s only one element of success.
Entrepreneurship requires people with a knack for knowing when the next action is necessary, and the ability to think from another point of view, says Burt.
And that’s the type of motivational thought process that students need to step up and do in order to navigate their own interests and become more productive employees.
Read Burt’s article on the What Motivates a Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing here.