87 episodes

Ever wish you knew how to help your hardworking teen get the results they really want and that match their effort and true potential? --- That’s exactly what you get with Katie Jones, award-winning high school teacher and international study coach, on the Parents of Hardworking Teens podcast. --- Katie’s specialty is making education and assessment clear and simple for both students and their parents, in a way that gets your teen top results, with less stress. --- Whether your teen is struggling to get the results they’re striving for, or is getting great grades but doing it with way too much struggle and strain, Katie will give you the insider info, proven tips and strategies to ensure your teen achieves their best possible success - and have you BOTH enjoy the journey along the way.

Parents of Hardworking Teens Katie Jones

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Ever wish you knew how to help your hardworking teen get the results they really want and that match their effort and true potential? --- That’s exactly what you get with Katie Jones, award-winning high school teacher and international study coach, on the Parents of Hardworking Teens podcast. --- Katie’s specialty is making education and assessment clear and simple for both students and their parents, in a way that gets your teen top results, with less stress. --- Whether your teen is struggling to get the results they’re striving for, or is getting great grades but doing it with way too much struggle and strain, Katie will give you the insider info, proven tips and strategies to ensure your teen achieves their best possible success - and have you BOTH enjoy the journey along the way.

    Is This Really Studying? (And Other Parent Qs)

    Is This Really Studying? (And Other Parent Qs)

    Ep. 87 - 
    This episode comes from an 'Ask Me Anything' Live Q&A, where we covered:

    > Since when did English turn into Politics?

    > Is this really studying or just 'pleasing the teachers'?

    > How do you make revision notes brief without losing important information?

    > Live break down of a real English essay question.
    And more!


    FEATURED ON THE SHOW:
    Full list of what's taught and included in the 10 Week Grade Transformation Program: Program Content

    Episode 83: The Lie of There's No Right or Wrong Answer

    Episode 63: The Game

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    Have your teen trained by me: 10 Week Grade Transformation Program

    Get the Free Parent Guide: 3 Huge Mistakes (Even Smart!) Students Make in Exams and Assignments - and how to fix them immediately so your teen confidently achieves their best ever grades.

    • 30 min
    Turning 'Stuck' Into Action Steps

    Turning 'Stuck' Into Action Steps

    Ep. 86 -
    Hurdles and stuck points can be turned into positive progress.
    Here's how:
    Identify the hurdles  and then the solutions to overcome them become the 'How-To'.The stuck points actually become the steps to completing a task or any project, rather than an added burden or frustration. They ARE part of the process.  
    This episode includes an exclusive free resource!
    Download and use the '6 Steps To Getting Un-Stuck' at
    https://www.rocksolidstudy.com/86
    to turn the frustrations or difficulties that arise when your teen gets stuck on something in their study, into steps towards progress and accomplishment.



    FEATURED ON THE SHOW:
    6 Steps to Getting Un-Stuck : Get your FREE copy HERE.

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    Have your teen trained by me: 10 Week Grade Transformation Program

    Get the Free Parent Guide: 3 Huge Mistakes (Even Smart!) Students Make in Exams and Assignments - and how to fix them immediately so your teen confidently achieves their best ever grades.

    • 19 min
    How NOT to Note-Take!

    How NOT to Note-Take!

    Ep. 85 -

    Taking notes in an efficient and effective way is key to good research, learning and revision.

    Here are 4 things you DON'T want your teen doing when they're taking or making notes.

    FEATURED ON THE SHOW:
    Episode 30: If It's Not Difficult, It's Not Doing Anything

    Episode 52: Active Revision

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    Get the Free Parent Guide: 3 Huge Mistakes (Even Smart!) Students Make in Exams and Assignments - and how to fix them immediately so your teen confidently achieves their best ever grades.

    • 15 min
    Because Of or Despite?

    Because Of or Despite?

    Ep. 84 -
    When we want to create an outcome or result that someone else has already achieved, it can be a great idea to copy, model or emulate what they did to get there.

    However, not everything that happens on the way to achieving a goal is actually contributing positively to the desired outcome.
    Is a result or outcome achieved because of or despite certain circumstances or actions along the way?
    And what actions or habits are currently helping or hindering your teen's progress?

    FEATURED ON THE SHOW:
    Episode 78: If Your Teen Hates or Struggles With a Subject

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    Have your teen trained by me: 10 Week Grade Transformation Program

    Get the Free Parent Guide: 3 Huge Mistakes (Even Smart!) Students Make in Exams and Assignments - and how to fix them immediately so your teen confidently achieves their best ever grades.

    • 21 min
    The Lie of 'There's No Right or Wrong Answer'

    The Lie of 'There's No Right or Wrong Answer'

    Ep. 83 -
    "There's no right or wrong answers!" declared by the teacher as if it's a good thing.
    As if that's helpful.
    Argh - I hated hearing that as a student and, to be honest, still hearing that today as a teacher and examiner who does know how to deal with those types of questions, it’s still not helpful. It doesn’t give any direction or guidance. 

    And actually - there clearly IS a right answer. Otherwise everyone would be getting 20 out of 20 for those big essay questions, and that definitely isn’t happening.
    Listen in to discover:
    - how your teen can figure out what at least one of the right answers is,
    - the official proof of why this is the case
    and
    - how they can compose a clear and focused response.


    FEATURED ON THE SHOW:
    Episode 18: The Truth Behind Creative Tasks

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    Have your teen trained by me in the 10WGT: 10 Week Grade Transformation Program

    Get the Free Parent Guide: 3 Huge Mistakes (Even Smart!) Students Make in Exams and Assignments - and how to fix them immediately so your teen confidently achieves their best ever grades.

    • 18 min
    Assessment Predictions

    Assessment Predictions

    Ep. 82 -

    Here are my three bold predictions of what assessment and exam questions will and won't look like for your teen this year, and what I hope are some helpful insights to have them approach them with more confidence and less confusion.

    You will learn:
    What no question will ever ask - even though lots of students try to answer it!What proportion of mark schemes are directly related to subject content - and what else is on them that your teen needs to focus on just as much. The Chief Examiner feedback that repeats EVERY year - and how your teen can use it to learn from others' mistakes.And much more!

    FEATURED ON THE SHOW:
    Ability Vs Capacity: Parents of Hardworking Teens Podcast - Ep. 81

    Hardworking Vs Overworking: Parents of Hardworking Teens Podcast - Ep. 34

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    Have your teen trained by me in the 10WGT: 10 Week Grade Transformation Program

    Get the Free Parent Guide: 3 Huge Mistakes (Even Smart!) Students Make in Exams and Assignments - and how to fix them immediately so your teen confidently achieves their best ever grades.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

AnnaTeix ,

Just what is needed!

Oh wow - this is exactly what parents need. As a high school teacher and parent myself, I love the no nonsense approach and practical application in this podcast!
I feel like Katie has shown everyone the key to mastering school and making the results actually reflect the effort that students put in! Wonderful!

2468-Nicole ,

Straight to the point - Yes!

No fluff - Katie Jones gets straight to the point with helpful tips for parents and students! This is great because parents (of hardworking teens) don’t have time for waffling podcasts. The ah-ha moments start straight away and continue each episode.

live&lovetoeat ,

Invaluable!

Great tips! I’m confident they will make a real difference to my son’s marks!

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