Ep 2. Kiran Bir Sethi

“Wonder & Wander” Podcast

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Kiran Bir Sethi

Ahmedabad, India

“I never say that we’re the most successful school in the world. But we do know that we are the type of school that the world needs most right now.”

Founder, Riverside School, (Ahmedabad, India); Founder, Design for Change (in 63 countries); Ashoka Fellow (since 2009); Founder, aProCH (making cities children-friendly)

(5) Big Ideas from the Episode: 

  • how a mother’s dream to create something for her children grew into something genuinely global in scope and impact
  • why joy matters so much when it comes to schools that matter – to their kids, to their families, and their community
  • why you should challenge an over-designed curriculum (“it can get so heavy”) by offering lighter frameworks that even the youngest child can take advantage of 
  • the ‘one thing’ that a school leader could do next to uncover incredible opportunities for her / his school
  • while students now have access to limitless content, what they truly need is more time to pause, reflect, and notice

“I never say that we’re the most successful school in the world. But we do know that we are the type of school that the world needs most right now.”

– Kiran Bir Sethi