Nov 25
Nov 25
Teru Clavel:

Get Smart

Teru Clavel: Get Smart Dr. Seku Gathers

Good People,
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Teru Clavel, author and speaker on the topic of comparative international education. She spent a decade raising her family in Asia and wrote a book on her experiences of putting her children through school in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo. With these unique experiences, she wrote her book, World Class, to partially document her unique experiences as well as expose some of the flaws in the United States’ education system.

In our conversation, Teru combines her personal and professional truth. She talked about the separation from her husband—which is something she hasn’t spoken about publicly before. She dives deeper, explaining some of the challenges she faced learning to live life differently and making decisions based on truth. She also describes her process of writing her book, from the birth of an idea through to the end of the publishing process. She gives some great insight into that whole process and the challenges that come along with playing in that arena.

This is a great conversation. Sit back, relax, and take a listen. I’ll see you soon. Take care.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How is interior design similar to parenting? (20:28)
  • What are Asian countries doing better with education that the US could benefit from? (25:16)
  • How would you mentor the writers out there to ultimately get published? (45:15)
  • How did you write your book in a year? (49:20)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Teru’s personal & professional truths. (4:53)
  • Why the education system in the US is so flawed. (25:31)
  • How the independence of children differs around the world. (36:38)
  • How the idea for World Class came about. (45:30)

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