Have you ever read something and have your entire concept about something change? That’s what happened to my thinking about high school after reading just the first few chapters of Maya Frost’s book The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition and Get a Truly International Education. Maya started a revolution in my brain about what education could be.
High school is a whole new game. We have all heard that we should think globally and act locally. But Maya says, “The new global student is thinking and acting globally.”
Maya explains that the new global student is not locked into “old school” thinking, but will be released to find new possibilities for education through “bold school” thinking.
Old School: earnestly staying within the lines
Bold School: happily scribbling wherever you go
Old School: fretting about the obstacles blocking education reform
Bold School: celebrating our freedom to participate in an education revolution
Old School: seeing “global” as a brand of profitable ventures
Bold School: seeing “global” as an invitation to connect
Old School: mindlessly competing against others by doing the same old things
Bold School: mindfully doing things differently in order to maximize our greatest gifts
Old School: counting on others to help you step ahead
Bold School: relying on your own creativity to skip forward
Old School: going global by taking language classes or enrolling in an international school
Bold School: going global by gaining worthy experience abroad and generating visionary enthusiasm
Old School: letting our we’re-number-one mindset distract and disconnect us
Bold School: cheering for the global good by focusing on innovation and creativity
Students should being doing what is best for them, doing what maximizes their talents and who they are as people, and not locking themselves into what the system thinks is best for them.
Students going global and dropping “old school” limited thinking for “bold school” empowered thinking is Education Innovation at its best.
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