Ep #30: Ask Your Child Questions to Help Them Learn Well

In this episode, Mary Miele talks about how asking questions opens up opportunities for learning. When we tell our kids and students what they are experiencing or feeling, then we limit their opportunities for growth and well-being. In comparison, when we ask children and students questions about their learning and experiences, they are enabled to identify and address the root causes of their challenges. They have permission to build skills. They become successful students.

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Ep #29: Types of Colleges

In this episode, Mary explains the document “Learning Toolbox.” She dives deep into the learning tools they can attain in order to learn well in high school, which is a fundamental process to successfully navigate college admissions. Specifically, she discusses executive functioning and other learning skills students use to be successful students. This is the third part of a four-part series for parents of 8th and 9th-grade students.

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Ep #28: How Can Your High School Student Learn Well?

In this episode, Mary explains the document “Learning Toolbox.” She dives deep into the learning tools they can attain in order to learn well in high school, which is a fundamental process to successfully navigate college admissions. Specifically, she discusses executive functioning and other learning skills students use to be successful students. This is the third part of a four-part series for parents of 8th and 9th-grade students.

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Ep #27: Your Year by Year Guide to the College Process, Beginning with Freshman Year

In this episode, Mary Miele talks about the ways college admissions have changed to examine all of the high school transcript and experience, thus making it important for parents to learn about it earlier than the typical Junior year. In this four-part series, Mary will talk about the college process as well as what parents of 8th and 9th graders can know NOW to have opportunities for later on.

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Ep #26: Why Parents of 8th Graders Should Be Learning About College Admissions

In this episode, Mary Miele talks about the ways college admissions have changed to examine all of the high school transcript and experience, thus making it important for parents to learn about it earlier than the typical Junior year. In this four-part series, Mary will talk about the college process as well as what parents of 8th and 9th graders can know NOW to have opportunities for later on.

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Ep #25: What to do When Your Child Works at the Last Minute

Mary Miele speaks with parents about a phenomenon called “False Positives” which occurs when a student only generally understands a new concept or skill set, but believes it to be mastered. Mary provides examples and strategies to improve learning outcomes.

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Ep #24: When Your Teenager Isn‘t Getting It – It Could be Due to ”False Positives“ in Learning

Mary Miele speaks with parents about a phenomenon called “False Positives” which occurs when a student only generally understands a new concept or skill set, but believes it to be mastered. Mary provides examples and strategies to improve learning outcomes.

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Ep #22: Preparing for Your Child’s Parent Teacher Conference in 5 Steps!

Mary Miele presents five steps to prepare for your child's Parent-Teacher Conference. The first step is to gather information about your child's schedule and teacher names. Step two involves interviewing your child, which is a fun activity to do at any time! The third step is to read about child development and milestones. These can serve as reference points to understand what your child could be doing at their age. During step four parents will synthesize the information they've gathered and make a plan for the conference. Once the conference is held, the last step involves reflecting, reviewing and reacting to what you have learned.

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Ep #21: Let’s Talk About Results and Go Get Them Together with Mary Miele

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.

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Ep #20: Mistakes are Our Teachers: Q and A with Mary Miele

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.

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Ep #19: Building Strong Connections & Healthy Boundaries with Young People: Interview with Brooklyn Raney of One Trusted Adult

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.

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Ep #18: DEI and CRT for Parents: A Conversation with Dr. Camille Broussard Wise

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.

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Ep #17: How Parents Can Handle Separation

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.

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Ep #16: What Do You Do When You Need To Find a New School For Your Child?

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.

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Ep #15: Back to School with High School Students: An Interview with Dr. Ariel Kornblum

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.

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Ep #12: Back to School: Samantha Chau and Tips for Early & Elementary Aged Children

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.

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Ep #11: Executive Functioning Series – How to Help Your Child Organize Their Things

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.

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Ep #10: Executive Functioning Series – Long-Term Planning

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.

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Ep #9: Executive Functioning Series – How to Help Your Child to Study

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.

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