Foundations in Entreprenurship

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“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” 

David Viscott

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

Pablo Picasso

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Hi Parents,

Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying: "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."  This has been my life mission for the past 31 years as a school teacher and I would love your help in achieving it this semester with your own child.  Could you please take a moment and fill out the following survey about your child: 

You may even share it with grandparents, uncles, aunts, and others who know your child well.  The point is to speak life and truth into them that will give them insight into their gifts.  I am asking them to do the same next week.  I find it very impactful when they read what you write in class so I will be printing your response and giving it to them.

On Friday, October 15 they will be meeting with a professional career coach who will consult with them about staring their own business in my class.  I hope it will be a very meaningful time for them and the consultant.  Of course you are their primary consultant and will have the largest role to play in their life and what business they are to pursue as a 13 year old student.

Again, thank you for taking the time to participate in this assignment and I am looking forward to giving you more updates as the class continues.


Roderick Hames, Business Education Teacher 

Hi VIPs,


Today Tuesday, March 9, 2021is going to be such a blessing for my students.  I just wanted to put this email at the top of your mail and say thanks again for sharing your very valuable time in my class.  I am excited and looking forward to a great day.  Here is the Zoom Class link: .



·       Zoom opens at 2 PM - 2:30 PM … Meet & Greet Time

·       2:30-3 PM … Orientation / Q&A time for our VIP Guests

·       3 PM – 4 PM … Students Enter Zoom Room and get direct time with mentors


You are a treasure to both me and my students!




NOTE: Also a reminder that the document you will use is:  You have viewing rights only but I ask you got to FILE + and Make a COPY for yourself then share that with me: .

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8th Grade 2019-2020 School Year

About me

Hi, my name is Rod Hames and it is my honor to serve the Brookwood community at Crews Middle School as their Business Education Teacher where I get to share valuable truths concerning money, management, and entrepreneurship with a wonderful group of students.  If I can help you in any way please don't hesitate to reach out to me.