Family travel and education go hand in hand, especially extended family travel or a creative ultra mobile lifestyle design that includes the whole family. When you are a parent, giving your child the best possible education in this new economy, preparing them for the future is foremost on ones mine.
I love this video of Seth talking about education that I found on Lee Stranahan's fantastic site! I found it via Twitter that linked to another fab video he did on Huffington Post that explains that "We all live in Detroit now". As someone who was born in Michigan, not too far from Detroit, I have great empathy for the problems of the mid-west rust belt (as well as those in California, Spain and everywhere).
It’s urgent.I don’t think most people realize the precarious nature of our
current situation, how close we are to the edge, and how little time we
have to get our act together.
If you haven't read Seth Godin before, then check out his blog or some of his other books. I can't wait to read this new book because every thing I've read about it lines up with how we think and our lifestyle.
We've been so excited by the opportunities that we have had with education as we travel the world, not only though our travels (which alone is stupendous) but also through the local school in Spain which has allowed our daughter to immerse deeply in her second language. culture and literature, plus the collaboration that she has done with others online like her violin and piano lessons and John Hopkins CTY online classes that she does with students and teachers on another continent. We're excited that next year she will start immersing in her third language, Mandarin Chinese. We find our "world school" method has allowed us to get the best of all worlds and want others to know how easy and enjoyable it is.