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better grades with less stress on the path to the perfect college

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better grades with less stress on the path to the perfect college

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Episodes

373: Confused About College Jargon? Here are Definitions.

6/14/2021
Are you confused about all the collegiate jargon? Maybe you are an international student or a parent who hasn’t been in school for many years. Maybe you are trying to navigate all the terms and graduation requirements for your new […] The post 373: Confused About College Jargon? Here are Definitions. appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:34:35

372: 10 Things Schools Get Wrong About Student Learning & Wellbeing

6/7/2021
Have you ever thought about why schools are structured the way they are, from grades to homework and more? Researchers and authors Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott chat with Megan and Gretchen about their latest book 10 Things Schools […] The post 372: 10 Things Schools Get Wrong About Student Learning & Wellbeing appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:46:32

371: What to Know About the Latest Changes in College Admissions Testing

5/31/2021
If it seems like there are changes every few months in colleges admissions testing, there are! Megan walks us through the latest shifts, and gives advice for families who are transitioning their students to college in the next few years. […] The post 371: What to Know About the Latest Changes in College Admissions Testing appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:25:45

370: Have You Considered Taking a Gap Year?

5/24/2021
Many students are exhausted with learning during a pandemic, and more and more are considering taking a gap year between high school and college. In this episode, we chat with Rebecca Barr from www.EFGapyear.com about how gap years work and […] The post 370: Have You Considered Taking a Gap Year? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:34:18

369: How to Search for Colleges When You Do & Don’t Want Religion to Be a Major Factor

5/17/2021
Do you want a college that supports your religious beliefs? Or would you prefer a college that is not religious at all? Today Megan walks us through several tips for how to do a college search if you do or […] The post 369: How to Search for Colleges When You Do & Don’t Want Religion to Be a Major Factor appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:25:08

368: 6 Steps to Wrap Up Your Semester

5/10/2021
It’s the end of the semester! Here are 6 straightforward tasks that will help you wrap things up, and position yourself to take a full break this summer, and then rock the next school year. Gretchen and Megan chat about: […] The post 368: 6 Steps to Wrap Up Your Semester appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:20:48

367: Tips to Survive the End of This Horrible School Year: A Nervous System Perspective

5/3/2021
This has been the worst school year ever, and students and parents are barely hanging on as we near the end. Learn a few nervous system tools to help you stay as regulated as possible… and get all that missing […] The post 367: Tips to Survive the End of This Horrible School Year: A Nervous System Perspective appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:31:51

366: Tips to Help Students Plan & Study for Finals

4/26/2021
It’s a month until final exams in the United States. What can teachers do to help set students up for less stress and more success this finals season? Listen in as Gretchen lays out 5+ tips including: how far in […] The post 366: Tips to Help Students Plan & Study for Finals appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:55

365: Scams (and Shams) That Target High School Students & their Families

4/19/2021
Families are sometimes so desperate to afford college that they jump at “opportunities” that are actually scams. Megan walks you through four types of offers families will want to say no to, including: Scholarships for a fee and financial planning […] The post 365: Scams (and Shams) That Target High School Students & their Families appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:27:35

364: Mental Health Tips for Students at This Stage of the Semester… & Pandemic

4/12/2021
Students’ mental health is struggling more than ever at this stage of the pandemic. Gretchen and Megan discuss the available resources to support students, along with tips and trick for everyone to make it through to the end of the […] The post 364: Mental Health Tips for Students at This Stage of the Semester… & Pandemic appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:32:13

363: 5 Secrets to Taking Multiple Choice Tests Well

4/5/2021
Too many students struggle with multiple choice tests. Often, this difficulty is not that they don’t know the material but rather because they haven’t learned how to take those tests well. Listen in as Megan provides her top five tips so you stop losing […] The post 363: 5 Secrets to Taking Multiple Choice Tests Well appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:36:20

362: Best Practices for Empowering Black & Brown Students with Guest Taryn Fletcher

3/29/2021
Today’s podcast is a special interview with school leader, consultant and author Taryn Fletcher. She and Gretchen will be discussion Dr. Fletcher’s new book In All Lanes: Action Steps for New Leaders to Empower Black and Brown Students, Rethink School, […] The post 362: Best Practices for Empowering Black & Brown Students with Guest Taryn Fletcher appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:01:04:47

361: Does It Matter What Academic Skills We Teach Students First?

3/22/2021
Parents and educators often ask, “What order should we teach our students what academic skills?” In this episode, Gretchen rethinks whether the Study Cycle, her model for teaching students how the brain learns, really should be the center of her […] The post 361: Does It Matter What Academic Skills We Teach Students First? appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:46

360: The Absolute BEST Way to Prep for College Success

3/15/2021
If you want to prepare your student to get in the perfect college for them, there really is a clear front runner that you absolutely should be paying attention to. In this episode, Megan breaks down the importance of making […] The post 360: The Absolute BEST Way to Prep for College Success appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:20:05

359: Engaging Your Reluctant Teen in College Planning and Academic Success

3/8/2021
Many students don’t want to start thinking about college until they’re a junior (or even a senior!) in high school. However, it’s important to start them exploring college, and improving their academic track record, when they’re in middle school and […] The post 359: Engaging Your Reluctant Teen in College Planning and Academic Success appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:29:46

358: How to Stay Motivated in the Midst of Increasing Pressure

3/1/2021
Note: This podcast episode originally ran on November 24, 2014 as Episode #18. Are you stressed out at this point in the semester? It’s hard to stay motivated in the face of increasing pressure, but it’s not impossible if you […] The post 358: How to Stay Motivated in the Midst of Increasing Pressure appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:39:21

357: Supporting Undocumented Students with the College Search Process

2/22/2021
The college search process is intimidating for any families; add an “undocumented” status, and it becomes even more complex. In this episode, Megan walks us through some basic things to think about for any undocumented students and families, as well […] The post 357: Supporting Undocumented Students with the College Search Process appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:28:39

356: What (Not) To Do When Hiring An Academic Coach

2/15/2021
There is more and more demand for academic coaches! If you are a family considering whether to hire one, listen in to this discussion about how to find the right one… and how to set your student up for success. […] The post 356: What (Not) To Do When Hiring An Academic Coach appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:33:30

355: Realistic Strategies for Reducing College Costs

2/8/2021
Concerned about the high cost of college? Join the club. Megan walks families through seven strategies to reduce the cost of college. This is a “must-listen” for anyone getting started with the college search journey! She covers topics like how […] The post 355: Realistic Strategies for Reducing College Costs appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:27:04

354: 6 Academic Resources Students Don’t Use Enough

2/1/2021
A crucial life skill we need to teach our teens is how to ask for help and take better advantage of the resources right under their noses. Tune in as Megan and Gretchen brainstorm the resources they wish students would […] The post 354: 6 Academic Resources Students Don’t Use Enough appeared first on The College Prep Podcast.

Duration:00:24:40