476: College Applications Series: Personal & Demographic Information

5 Jun

Megan & Erin are featuring shorter episodes for the summer. This summer Megan is working on a series featuring all parts of a typical college application. Today’s episode kicks off with personal and demographic information. For most applicants, this will … Read More »

Avoid Mistakes When Choosing High School Courses

29 May

Most schools have students choose their classes at the end of year. Megan breaks down the five main mistakes she sees college-bound students making with their courseloads. This is a great episode to listen to before we get started with … Read More »

474: The Good and Not So Good of Checklists

22 May

Erin took a deep dive into the world of checklists. Human Factors of Fight-Deck Checklists: The Normal Checklist – Degani and Wiener: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19910017830 The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande: https://www.amazon.com/Checklist-Manifesto-How-Things-Right/dp/0312430000 Under Pressure – Gareth Lock: https://www.thehumandiver.com/underpressure

473: How to Talk to Your Teachers

15 May

Students have strong opinions about talking to their teachers. That makes sense since it can be intimidating. Megan and Erin discuss why you should talk to you teachers, when you should talk to them, and how to do it! And … Read More »

472: It’s the end of the school year…now what?

8 May

It’s nearly the end of the school year! Megan and Erin have broken down the things that students and families should do over the summer. Heck, sometimes they even disagree! Listen to hear their suggestions about summer assignments, housekeeping tasks, … Read More »

471: Ideas to Improve Student Success in Math

1 May

Megan has noticed that students have gaps in their math knowledge, even when they are getting tutoring. Erin reflects on her time as a math teacher and provides some tips for numerical literacy and how to avoid simple math mistakes.

470: How to Stop Managing Your Child

24 Apr

Erin always talks about enjoying rather than managing your child and Megan wants to know how to actually do that! Erin provides strategies for talking to your kids as an anxious problem-solving parent and Megan shares some real-world examples of … Read More »

469: Wins and Loses in Admissions This Year

17 Apr

Megan and Erin have college admissions results coming in and they share what they are noticing. What has worked and what hasn’t? What strategies do they have for minimizing unwanted impacts? How has the push for test-optional schools changed the … Read More »

468: The Answers You Don’t Actually Want

10 Apr

Megan tackles some of the honest College Prep answers that families don’t want to hear. Sometimes, tough love is the answer and here are all of the things people ask that Megan winces before answering. Erin asks about whether to … Read More »

467: Why is Single Sex Education a Hard Sell?

3 Apr

Erin wonders why so many students are reluctant to consider single-sex institutions. She shares a little of the background of the Seven Sisters and her experience at a women’s-only college. Megan and Erin try to dispel some myths and compare … Read More »