Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Kindergarten Classroom

Kindergarten Classroom

Leaders come in different flavors. Sometimes they lead us down the wrong path … but only if we follow. Sometimes they lead us up the right path … again, only if we follow.

Silicon Valley is a leader in many ways. Right, right … if we follow.

Still, a lot of ideas come out of the Valley. Just wait till I get older. You haven’t seen anything yet. 😎

In the meantime 5 leaders shared their opinions on the future of education.

Box, Inc CEO and founder, Aaron Levie:

Disruption is a key word. Do NOT expect things to be the way they were even yesterday.

Education will become more accessible to more people. And in more digestible parts.

Daddy and I were online this morning doing some investigation while mommy made breakfast.

Google director of education, Maggie Johnson: 

Students have more access to devices.

Students, too, are wired to learn differently.

Students must be allowed to teach themselves and not be constrained by inflexible school environments.

Stanford Design School Director, Sarah Greenberg:

Students need to learn to work across disciplines – not be one-sided.

Students need to learn to collaborate with others in different fields.

Students need to understand fundamentally the fields of others.

Product management director at Google X, Mike Cassidy

Learning should be exciting and fun = enjoyable.

Online learning lets students work at their own pace = personalized.

Students have the option already to find the very best lecturer/story teller/educator on any topic.

It’s not going to be the way it was when daddy went to school. That’s for sure.

How do you think things will be different for your kids in school than when you were in school?

 

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

 

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