Episode #318: K-12 Education: What Kids Need To Thrive with Ana Lorena Fabrega

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Steph interviews Ana Lorena Fabrega about alternative education. Ana is a teacher turned edupreneur, and the Chief Evangelist at Synthesis. Ana is also the author of the book, The Learning Game, which is a guide for parents to help their kid(s) think for themselves, embrace challenge, and love learning. Ana shares why we need to rethink traditional schooling in order to help our younger generations better prepare for the game of life.Through stories and practical tools, you’ll walk away with a stronger appreciation for how kids actually learn and how we can work with their innate desire to learn. She offers a series of actionable strategies that help kids achieve much more than just good grades.

Topics Discussed: 

  • Where traditional schooling is getting it wrong
  • What makes kids excited to learn
  • The most important lessons kids need to learn
  • Ways parents can implement these values regardless of school setting
  • Signs your kid may benefit from alternative education
  • What she wants parents to know about ADHD

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This episode’s guest

Ana Lorena Fábrega is an author, edupreneur, and Chief Evangelist at Synthesis. Growing up, she attended ten schools in seven different countries. She then earned her BS in Childhood Education and Special Education from New York University and taught elementary school in New York, Boston, and Panama. Today, Ana Lorena writes online to over 200,000 readers about the promise of alternative education. 


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