My remarkable guest for this episode - education expert and Prisma CEO, Kristen Shroff, and her team are changing the way learning is approached in the education system. Their curriculum caters to the needs and interests of each individual child and is founded upon fostering curiosity, creativity, adaptivity and a love for learning itself. "Hard fun" is a term they use, where 'learners' (not students) have fun tackling the challenge presented to them. They also benefit from one-to-one time with their own mentor and coach (not teachers). It sounds great to me!
Prisma and Kristen came to my attention through a client of mine whose 8-year-old daughter had been struggling at school and with related mental health issues. One month into the child's Prisma education and she's thriving, doing grade 6 maths and learning with new enthusiasm and passion at her own pace.
Some families that have sought out Prisma did so because their child was struggling socially or academically in traditional school, some were homeschoolers who sought more community, structure, or support, and one father had noticed his child gradually losing his love for learning in a traditional school. People seek out Prisma for all different reasons. It's an online-based alternative to a traditional model, a great solution for many and is opening its first cohort in Australia in January 2024.
So many people have their love of learning stifled in a traditional system. Adults, these ideas are for us, too. Feeling world-weary, dull or learning-tired? These attitudes may reignite or fan the flames of your innate passion and curiosity.