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  1. What skills/abilities do you feel students need to start their own business in the 21st century?
  2. What skills/abilities do students need to have to be successful citizens in a globally-interconnected world?
  3. Looking at the people you currently see starting their own businesses(field you work in), what are their strengths and what are their weaknesses?
  4. There is a lot of discussion in K-12 education about the importance of content knowledge (knowing a lot of “stuff” about math, science, social studies, language arts, etc.) versus the importance of learning skills and students being able to construct their own understanding of material/ideas that are new to them (being able to “learn how to learn”). What are your thoughts regarding how much we should focus on content knowledge versus focusing on students’ ability to learn/adapt/grow?
  5. There is also a lot of discussion in education on the tension between being successful as an individual and being successful as part of a group or team. We’d like to hear more about your thoughts regarding this.
  6. Tell us a little bit about any changes you foresee in the business world (in your field) in the next 5-15 years (and beyond). What do you think this means for students currently in high school and for K-12 education in general?
  7. What types of technologies should our students be proficient at using to start their own business?
  8. What was the best learning/educational experience you have had? Why?
  9. If you were going to design a 21st century school from the ground up, what are three key features you would include? These features could be physical (building features), pedagogical (teaching techniques/approach), structural (curriculum, schedule, etc.), technological (specific tools/software/experiences), etc.


1. Do you think that having an internet based business allows you to be able to interact with your buyers?
2. Is it important to have face to face interaction with your customers?
3. What type of equiptment do you use to make your shirts?
4. Has the manufacturing of your shirts improved since technology became part of everyday life?
5. Since you have a blog on your website, do you have any tips for new bloggers?
6. Do you think it is easier for bands to get a fan base now compared to when you were in a band?
  1. When we're done today, what's the one most important "take-away" message you'd like our teachers and students to hear?