In this episode, Mary Miele talks about the kind of results Evolved Education Company works toward. Often the systems of education focus on the end product, for instance, the test score or the attainment of skills. Mary refers to Dr. Becky Good Inside’s notion of the learning space between not knowing and knowing. She suggests that we can define the results we want to achieve within that space.
During this episode, Mary explores questions from parents related to handling mistakes that either they have made or their children have made. She offers an idea on how to approach mistakes and that is to view mistakes as opportunities to learn. When we do not achieve the results we want, we can decide to move forward in a different manner.
The purpose of today's podcast is to educate parents on why they should know more about One Trusted Adult, share two key tools that parents can use right now to open up important conversations with their children which allows for deeper mentorship within the parenting role, introduce Evolve Education Company’s mentoring program using the Ripple Journal as a core piece of curriculum and share how parents can learn more about Brooklyn's work and how they can bring One Trusted Adult to their schools and communities.
EEC just launched a course that she created called: DEI and CRT for Parents. In the course, we have four videos and a private 1-1 consultation with Dr. Wise to talk about the content and questions parents may have. Parents will learn about CRT and DEI, how to partner with schools in curriculum development, how to approach DEI within the school admissions process, and how to talk and support your student within this curriculum.
Mary opens up about her own personal experience with separation and the emotions that are coming up for her as her oldest son leaves for boarding school. She talks about how important it is to remember that when parents are well and taken care of, they are so much better at the job of parenting. We can choose to linger on the sadness, or choose to think of the opportunities our students might have on their own. By managing our feelings we create space for our children to feel emotional, and we demonstrate great leadership by doing that.
Mary walks parents through what exercises are helpful in learning what might be a best-fit school for their child. She dives into how parents can observe and record anecdotes in various areas of their child’s development (this includes language, motor, social-emotional and academic experience) and then comment on their child’s strengths, talents, and challenges.
Back to school in Fall 2021 is an unprecedented time for high school students. Join Dr. Kronblum and Mary Miele to discover ways you can support your student during their transition from summer to school.
Mary talks with listeners about the suite of services that EEC offers. Whether you need education planning, special education advocacy, parent coaching or DEI information and empowerment, we have a service to support you!
In this episode Mary and Margaret focus on strategies for parents of middle school children, and how best to support our kids in their efforts to adjust back to school this fall of 2021.
Mary Miele is joined by Samantha Chau, B.Ed., M.A., who is an early childhood educator and special education teacher. They share ideas for how parents of young students can support their children to enter school successfully, especially during the start of the school year of 2021.
Mary digs into the common mistakes children make when trying to organize, and the ways it can be overwhelming and frustrating. She talks about how as parents we can lead by example and put our kids in the driver’s seat when they are working through the organization of their things. When we help them set up a system, our students gain the confidence of truly knowing what they use and love in their spaces.
Mary delves into how parents can be exemplifiers of long-term planning for their students. By listing out everything that needs to be done and demonstrating the benefits of working over a longer period of time, parents help their students build a schema for long-term planning.
Mary dives into the word “study” and the most common mistakes students make in the process of studying. She goes on to list ways we can clarify what we mean when we ask our kids to study, and the strategies students can use to practice that skill.
Tatum DeMann is in college at University of Pennsylvania now, studying at the Wharton School and playing on the volleyball team. She met Mary Miele in Grade 2 when they worked together on Tatum’s ways of learning.
Mary Miele talks with Evolved Education Tutor Spencer Moravek about student anxiety, stress, and boredom and how we can use those feelings for productivity.
Joely Winnick is now working as a member of a media company in charge of the L'Oréal account. She met Mary in Grade 9 when they worked to improve critical thinking. Joely’s work with Mary helped Mary create the Evolved Education Paradigm and Process.
Mary Miele speaks about a question from a parent about how to get their kid to own their work. She gives some ideas on what to do when your child is disengaged and unmotivated to do their work.
Mary speaks about a question from an educator who wonders how to begin the work of highlighting strengths in their tutoring sessions. Mary suggests interviewing the 8th grade student to find out what is going well in each of the subject areas.
Mary explores this issue from a parent: “We started to work on a math tutoring program just recently and things have not been going as well as we thought they would. I do think we are trying to do too much too soon. How can we redo this?”
In part 2 of this episode, Mary talks about the process of addressing an academic or learning problem. To start, she makes an objective for what the program will address, which has been uncovered by using the Evolved Education Paradigm (outlined in Episode 1).
A parent asks, “Mary, my kid is in third grade and already hates math. We are worried about how this will implode over time and make things difficult in the long run. What should we do?”