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Learn Smarter: the Educational Therapy Podcast is your go-to resource for the parents and teachers of students with different learning needs. We are two educational therapists who are committed to helping parents and educators find easy, simple and FUN ways of supporting learners. We’ll be covering everything from executive functioning to games to feelings to tricks of the trade. Join us on this journey to support your complex and diverse kids.

Learn Smarter Podcast Rachel Kapp and Stephanie Pitts- Educational Therapists

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

Learn Smarter: the Educational Therapy Podcast is your go-to resource for the parents and teachers of students with different learning needs. We are two educational therapists who are committed to helping parents and educators find easy, simple and FUN ways of supporting learners. We’ll be covering everything from executive functioning to games to feelings to tricks of the trade. Join us on this journey to support your complex and diverse kids.

    178: Re-Air: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Part 2 (Author Series)

    178: Re-Air: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Part 2 (Author Series)

    This week, Rachel & Steph re-air their second conversation with Dr. Rishi Sriram from Baylor University. In episode 109, Dr. Sriram begins the conversation about “learning how to learn.” That episode is linked below.

    In this episode, Dr. Sriram delves more deeply into his GHOSTRIVER to the SEA mnemonic that guides the conversation for how learning occurs. Through this master class conversation, they talk about how to use our knowledge of how learning works and what works best to teach and support the learning of the clients they work with.

    Support us on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

    Join our e-mail list

    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:

    Ep 109: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Sriram

    Ep 03: The Do’s and Don’ts of Studying

    Ep 04: Creating a Study Plan

    • 56 min
    177: Re-Air: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Sriram (Author Series)

    177: Re-Air: Learning About Learning with Dr. Rishi Sriram (Author Series)

    Today, Rachel & Steph are re-airing one of their all-time favorite episodes! They welcome Dr. Rishi Sriram from Baylor University to the podcast. In this episode, they chat with Dr. Sriram about how learning occurs in the brain, how important and normal forgetting is to learning and the importance of interleaving, spacing and mindfulness. They have an amazing conversation about how essential productive struggle is to learning as a whole. Dr. Sriram also shares some fantastic tangibles--things we can immediately do impact the lives of the learners in our practices. He also shares some thoughts he and his wife have developed on parenting with high expectations while not linking their kids self-esteem to their learning.

    https://www.edutopia.org/article/neuroscience-behind-productive-struggle

    Timer Cube with up to 5 min

    Timer Cube with up to 30 min

    Support us on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

    Join our e-mail list

    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:

    Ep 03: The Do’s and Don’ts of Studying

    Ep 04: Creating a Study Plan

    Ep 57: How to Create Free Time while Maintaining Grades and Minimizing Anxiety with Nikki 

    176: Why Learners Procrastinate (Educational Therapy Series)

    176: Why Learners Procrastinate (Educational Therapy Series)

    Rachel and Steph dig into the top 5 reasons why learners procrastinate. 

    Support us on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

    Join our e-mail list

    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:

    Executive Functioning Series

    Client Success Stories

    Ep 172: Why Learners Lie (Part 1) (Educational Therapy Series)

    Ep 175: What to do About Learners Who Lie (Part 2) (Educational Therapy Series)

    Ep 63: Slow Processing Speed with Dr. Ellen Braaten (Author Series)

    Ep 166: How Time Perception Impacts Learners with Dr. Ellen Braaten (Author Series)

    Ep 167: How Processing Speed Impacts Social Skills with Dr. Ellen Braaten (Author Series)

    Ep 168: Processing Speed vs. Sluggish Cognitive Tempo with Dr. Ellen Braaten (Author Series)

    175: What to do About Learners Who Lie (Part 2) (Educational Therapy Series)

    175: What to do About Learners Who Lie (Part 2) (Educational Therapy Series)

    Rachel and Steph continue the conversation from episode 172: Why Learners Lie and discuss what they do about learners who lie, avoid reality and avoid the truth. They share some tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way that have dramatically helped the learners in their practices.

    Support us on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

    Join our e-mail list

    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:

    Ep 172: Why Learners Lie (Part 1) (Educational Therapy Series)

    Ep 153: Changing the Narrative for your Struggling Learner with Dr. Stacy Haynes (Professionals Series)

    174: Re-Air 93: IEP 101 with Attorney Grace Clark (Local Professional Series)

    174: Re-Air 93: IEP 101 with Attorney Grace Clark (Local Professional Series)

    This week, we’re re-airing an important episode we recorded with attorney Grace Clark. Grace leads us through a fascinating conversation about what education laws are, IEP vs. 504 plans, and what parents can expect (from deadlines to interventions to goals to collaboration). She also shares her personal story of parenting a child with learning differences and going through this process as a parent. This one is worth a re-listen!

    Connect with Grace Clark: 

    Grace@specialedattorney.org

    Www.specialedattorney.org

    Support us on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

    Join our e-mail list

    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    • 38 min
    173: My Ed Therapist’s Eric Kaufmann on Executive Functioning in Males (EF Series)

    173: My Ed Therapist’s Eric Kaufmann on Executive Functioning in Males (EF Series)

    My Ed Therapist’s lead team member Eric Kaufmann joins Rachel and Steph today on the podcast to talk about executive function in boys. They chat about self-advocacy, goals, values, motivation, and how to not give up when faced with a difficult task. He also shares the “Eric EF Scale” with us and our audience. 

    Support us on Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/learnsmarterpodcast

    How to connect with us:

    Join our FB Group

    Join our e-mail list

    Rachel’s Kapp Educational Therapy Group website

    Steph’s My Ed Therapist website 

    @learnsmarterpodcast, @kappedtherapy, @myedtherapist

    Other episodes mentioned:

    Ep 169: Improving Family Connections with Dr. Sharon Saline (Author Series)

    Ep 95: Comprehension Strategies & Tools with Katie Cadigan (Local Professionals Series)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Judy-UD ,

Brava!

Stephanie and Rachel are doing such important work and they are doing it with intelligence, empathy, flexibility, and playfulness! You are the oasis in our learning desert. Thank you!
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Game changer!

This podcast has been such an amazing source of knowledgeable information as we navigate school & COVID-homeschool with our kids. I don’t know what I’d do without Rachel & Stephanie!

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I love hearing your podcast on the way to work and applying what you share that same day with my students! Today it’s about my slow processors. I’d love more info on the colored timer but don’t see a link in the show notes. Thanks!

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