In today’s episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira discuss the changing face of education with guest Victoria Ransom from Prisma. We dive into what options exist outside of the conventional model, why the conventional model is failing some of our kids and how to find the right fit for your children.
Victoria, an entrepreneur since her early twenties, has developed four companies, including Wildfire, which Google acquired in 2012 for $450M. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of arts degree from Macalester College. In her spare time, she is an avid snowboarder, surfer, and passionate adventure traveler.
“For so many kids, part of the problem with school is they’re sitting there thinking, when will I ever use this in my life? Why do I need this? And I think applying learning to what you see in your community is one way to make it feel relevant.” – Victoria Ransom.
Today’s discussion includes:
- Where Victoria’s interest in education began (8:02)
- Can traditional education’s primary features be problematic? (12:04)
- What options exist outside the conventional model? (17:36)
- Finding the right model to fit your kids’ learning styles (24:11)
- How Prisma brings learning alive for kids (29:00)
Are your kids in a traditional educational setting? If not, we’d love to know what you’re doing and how it’s working for you.
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