- The benefit of taking the classroom outside
- Utilizing the many different K1 workbooks available at a different pace than a classroom with 24 other children
- Learning vicariously through the kids (traveling with kids opens doors otherwise not even available)
- Applying the lessons in both English and the local language (particularly, counting, math and polite social interactions)
- The ability to be more physical (particularly in having two active boys)
|Lucas stacking chairs in Chiang Mai in both English and Thai.|
related thoughts on global socio-political-economics
Our world is in the midsts of a global power and economic shift. I have no doubt about this and I often ask myself the best way to prepare my children for a world where the original G7 no longer hold the power and the money. And other countries (China, India and southeast Asia) are the future of the global economy. I often wonder how my North American children will compete with a billion strong reasonably well-educated multi-lingual workforce born out of the developing world. Well... if they can speak a language or two and understand the cultures from these regions, they may do fairly well. Time will tell...