Learning Differences

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Dyslexia in the Middle School Years

Dyslexia in the Middle School Years

Download and listen to Episode 22  (This is a Google Drive file) One recurring theme that we see happen here at Math for Middles is that kids hit middle school and life just falls apart.  Sometimes it's just because everything is new and brain development is rapid. ...

Finding the Humor in Raising Teens with Adrienne Hedger

Finding the Humor in Raising Teens with Adrienne Hedger

Download and Listen to Episode 20 (This is a Google Drive file) I've been following Adrienne Hedger for the past few years and I can always count on her to make me laugh.  She's the mother of two teenagers and always seems to find the humor in these tough years.  I...

Dyscalculia + Meg Crayons

Dyscalculia + Meg Crayons

Download and Listen to Episode 19 (This is a Google Drive file) I found Meg Crayons one day randomly as I was browsing YouTube for good videos about dyscalculia.  Meg shares her real and raw story in the videos below, but also with us on the podcast today.  We dive...

Why Middle School Parents Need to Care About High Stake Tests NOW

Why Middle School Parents Need to Care About High Stake Tests NOW

Download and Listen to Episode 17 (This is a Google Drive file) I'm thrilled to have my good friend Lauren of Higher Scores Test Prep join us on the podcast and explain WHY it’s important to start thinking about college test prep now and not later.  Lauren told me two...

The Real Reasons Behind Your Teen’s Quirky Behaviors

The Real Reasons Behind Your Teen’s Quirky Behaviors

Download and listen to Episode 15 (This is a Google Drive file) My guest today is Wendy Bertagnole, a self-professed imperfect mom.  She helps moms who are confused or frustrated by kids’ behavior by helping them understand why the behavior is happening, and use the...

6 Common Math Issues that Plague Teen Students

6 Common Math Issues that Plague Teen Students

Download and listen to Episode 14 (This is a Google Drive file) This podcast episode is an audio version of a guest post I wrote on SethPerler.com.  In this audio version, I add in some additional details.  The article really resonated with Seth's audience, so I...

Getting Your Kiddo to Speak Up: Self-Advocacy with Seth Perler

Download and listen to Episode 12 (This is a Google Drive file) My son’s math teacher created a new system for homework submission. It requires him to take pictures of his homework and upload it to an app with the title of the homework. Seems simple enough right?...

5 Overlooked Organizing Strategies for Teens

Download and Listen to Episode 10 (This is a Google Drive file) One of my favorite shows is The Middle on ABC as they seem to have the pulse on what it's like to live in most American homes these days.  A good friend of mine once told me, "Sometimes it hits too close...