Podcast Episode 79: Raising Innovators

Podcast Episode 79: Raising Innovators

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 79 of The New Family Podcast where we talk about what it takes to raise innovative kids.

There’s a very good argument that what our kids really need to thrive in the future is an entrepreneurial spirit. My guest on this episode is Ryan Burwell, a facilitator & instructional designer at MaRS Discovery District, one of the biggest tech and business incubators in the world. MaRS brings together educators, researchers, social scientists, entrepreneurs and business experts under one roof. One of the cool things it’s doing is promoting entrepreneurship among students, with programs in schools, curriculum materials that teachers can use, and a really cool summer camp called the MaRS Future Leaders Entrepreneurship Summer Camp for Teens. I’m very interested in what it takes to raise innovative kids because the world of work is changing and chances are good that our children will one day employ themselves. Ryan talks to us about how we can encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in our children.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Ryan.

Ryan’s MaRS Discovery District Profile

Future Leaders Entrepreneurship Summer Camp for Teens

More about MaRS

World Economic Forum’s “Future of Jobs” Report

The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 by Taylor Pearson

Photo Credit: Jeff Beardall

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Brandie Weikle


Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.

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