In episode 56, Teru Clavel—author, speaker, and global mom—joins us for a discussion about world-class education for kids and the role that technology plays in the classroom. Together, we discuss the difference between learning with and without computers, tablets, and other forms of technology, and how that affects kids’ retention rates. 

Teru Clavel’s upcoming book World Class  out August 20th, is a mix of a memoir, research, and takeaways. In this book, she takes us on the journey of raising her kids in 3 different countries. She explains how every education system (and it’s technology use) is very different based on its history and culture. What’s most important is that we all learn from one another, and grow in ways that will benefit kids in the school system. 


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Some Questions I Ask: 

  • What have you learned from kids around the world? (4:48)
  • How do cultures around the world handle kids’ use of technology? (9:51)
  • How is technology introduced to children in schools? (11:41)
  • What can teachers do at school to help with technology use in the classroom? (30:11)
  • What key things have you learned from your experiences around the world? (37:54)

What You’ll Learn: 

  • What strategies help mindfully separate your work-life from your home-life. (0:54)
  • Examples of how culture affects education systems around the world. (5:38)
  • What the US could learn from other countries. (15:01)
  • What “personalized learning” really means in the classroom. (18:10)
  • About the correlation between children’s technology use, learning outcomes, and overall development. (21:47)
  • How using technology to learn impacts long-term retention. (36:44) 
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