457: How to Find Meaningful Community Service Opportunities

23 Jan

Megan and Erin answer a parent question today about service opportunities and where to find them (even with a busy schedule). Erin gives her top three places to look for meaningful experiences and Megan shares a few opportunities that have … Read More »

456: Stop Saying “This Is So Hard!”

16 Jan

Megan has been hearing students (and her son) say that they “have so much work to do” and that things are “so hard.” How can we help students reframe their thinking? Erin gives a mini-primer of Growth Mindset and encourages … Read More »

455: What You Need to Know About the New Digital SAT

9 Jan

Yes, you read that right, there is a new SAT coming and Megan helps answer all of the questions about what has been announced thus far: Erin and Megan also discuss some of the potential challeges with the new testing … Read More »

454: What’s the Best Advice You Have Received?

2 Jan

We kick off the new year with advice we were given and want to hear yours! Erin talks about a study she read and wonders – how do you get others to take your “good advice?” Link to researcher Lauren … Read More »

453: 2022 Year in Review

26 Dec

Catch up with the team and hear how Megan, Gretchen, and Erin are wrapping up this year and what they are looking forward to next year. Gretchen shares about her new business venture for educators, Megan gives some advice about … Read More »

452: Community Colleges

19 Dec

Once called Junior Colleges, community colleges are local educational institutions that offer a variety of programs with easy access, but the stigma of community colleges has kept students from considering them in their college journey. Hear Erin completely nerd out … Read More »

451: “More Right” — How to Crack Multiple Choice Tests

12 Dec

Multiple choice tests have been both a frustration and a celebration for students–they think it wil be easy and them feel overwhelmed by the choices. Plus, we share some SAT upcoming changes in 2024 and what Megan and her son … Read More »

450: December: Standardized Tests and Final Exams

5 Dec

It’s December and that means it is all about tests–final exams and SAT/ACT planning for juniors. Some seniors are hearing back from colleges while others are working on their final push to complete applications. Megan asks Erin about some study … Read More »

449: Why Colleges Say No–Top Reasons for Rejection

28 Nov

Rejection can hurt and leave us wondering “why?” Megan covers some of the reasons a college might say no to a student. Erin and Megan also discuss how many colleges to apply to and how to strategize when applying to … Read More »

448: Do Colleges Want to See Depth or Breadth?

21 Nov

We’ve all heard that colleges want to see involved students who show academic readiness by completing a rigorous high school program. But do colleges prefer depth– specializing in fields like STEM or humanities, focusing on one or two extracurriculars, or … Read More »