I was recently contacted by Maya Frost to do a review of her book (she's sending me a review copy)...and decided to google her name out of curiousity. It turned up quite a few hits, including a link to her blogged NPR interview. Meet Maya online via YouTube.
It also turned up this interview below that makes me wonder if I'm doing right by my daughter in high school and whether she should go through the traditional route. As a parent, it's pretty scary to deviate from the "approved" route of education and encourage an alternative route. Maya's experiences as an entrepreneur, travels abroad may have prepared her for this, but I wonder whether all our children can truly be "bold schoolers," a term she uses in the interview below.
That said, I'm looking forward to reading the book after skimming the interview below!
You can also listen to this interview with Maya Frost via Classroom 2.0 (the question is increasingly becoming, who hasn't Steve Hargadon interviewed yet?!? ;->):
In 2005, Maya Frost and her husband sold everything and left their suburban American lifestyle behind in order to have an adventure abroad. The tricky part: they had to shepherd their four teenage daughters through high school, into college and beyond in nontraditional ways. Her book, The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education, has just been published and we'll be talking about the affordable, accessible, and stunningly advantageous options they stumbled upon that any student can leverage to get an outrageously relevant global education.My highlights from a Diigo'd interview:
Maya's book is intended to help other families take advantage of the lessons they learned and the loopholes they discovered. As a former ESL teacher she's spent the last few years paying attention to the ways in which we educate our children, and she shows parents how to completely avoid the angst and expense of the traditional college-prep process and give their kids a personalized, relevant and exhilarating global education that doesn't cost a fortune. Maya introduces us to savvy U.S. students who are gliding into the global economy at 19 or 20 with a four-year degree, sizzling 21st-century skills, a blazing sense of direction--and NO DEBT.
Source: The Future of Education, Steve Hargadon
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.