63 episodes

The Mind Matters podcast features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with an emphasis on gifted/talented and 2e (twice-exceptional) children and adults. Mind Matters explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people.

Mind Matters Emily Kircher-Morris

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8, 103 Ratings

The Mind Matters podcast features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with an emphasis on gifted/talented and 2e (twice-exceptional) children and adults. Mind Matters explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people.

    Twice Exceptionality + Cultural Diversity = 3e

    Twice Exceptionality + Cultural Diversity = 3e

    Kids who are both twice-exceptional and from culturally diverse populations have been dubbed “3e learners” by Dr. Joy Lawson Davis and others. On episode 63, Emily and Joy talk about identifying these students, and training educators to better help them reach their highest potential.

    Support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 32 min
    Sticks and Stones: Neurodiversity and Bullying

    Sticks and Stones: Neurodiversity and Bullying

    Social norms, diverse personalities, and power dynamics, are some of the most valuable lessons of childhood. When children better understand bullies and how to stand up to them, they also better understand themselves. Amanda Morin joins Emily to talk about diverse personalities and power dynamics, and helping neurodiverse kids understand bullying, on episode 62.

    Support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 29 min
    Preparing for the SAT & ACT

    Preparing for the SAT & ACT

    College admissions in a post-Covid-19 world have changed, and many universities have stopped requiring SAT and ACT scores, at least for 2020-2021. We discuss testing and test prep with Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley, who help students prepare for testing and understand how it works. They are the hosts of the Tests and the Rest podcast, and are guests on episode 61 of Mind Matters.

    Support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 32 min
    Is Online Education Our Future?

    Is Online Education Our Future?

    Depending on what happens with Covid-19 this summer and fall, it’s likely there will be some influence on plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Whether it’s a delayed start, more online learning from home, or a different classroom setup, it looks like we’ll be writing more new rules for education. On episode 60, Emily Kircher-Morris talks with FlexSchool’s Jacqui Byrne about the future of online learning.

    Support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 34 min
    The Stealth Nature of Dyslexia

    The Stealth Nature of Dyslexia

    Dyslexia is often misunderstood, and educators and parents sometimes mistake it for a simple reading deficit. Dr. Dan Peters joins Emily Kircher-Morris to talk about dyslexia, as well as dysgraphia, and dyscalculia; their indications, where to go for diagnosis, and ways to help your child adapt. The basics of, and the often stealth nature of, dyslexia, on episode 59.

    Support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 30 min
    Preparing for Post-Pandemic Recovery

    Preparing for Post-Pandemic Recovery

    In our series on the coronavirus pandemic, episode 58 delves into the trauma aspect. How will we respond to the pressure to venture out? How will the human species be affected, changed, challenged? What will we tell our grandchildren about the experience? We’ll use Christine Fonseca and her new book, Healing the heart: Helping Your Child Thrive After Trauma, as a template for this compelling conversation.

    Support the podcast and receive subscriber-only benefits at www.patreon.com/mindmatters

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

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Game Changer

This podcast is amazing. Not only has it given me a better understanding of my children and how to be a better parent, but it has also given me a better insight into my own experience.

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This is awesome

I really like how they/you give good details. When ever I’m mad or upset I just come to my phone and listen to a video. I have ADHD and all the videos help with it! Thanks!!!😀

Kick the Transplant ,

Concentrated on twice exceptional kids

I have listened to 6 of these podcasts. They probably have good info for parents of twice exceptional kids but so far I have found nothing applicable to my extremely bright, extremely quick kid. All my siblings and myself were also designated gifted and I would recognize applicable subject matter. There just wasn’t any. I am very disappointed but not surprised. Most of the presentations I have heard on gifted kids concentrate on the twice exceptional and otherwise troubled learners. There is very little out there that deals with the quick bright kids who are well adjusted.

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