Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students


Week 1: How to Meet Your Child’s Unique Learning Needs

Welcome to week 1 of the series! We're so glad you're here.  Today you have a wonderful opportunity to learn how to help your smart but struggling student thrive, from the top experts in educating bright & quirky kids. Gain insights and strategies to share with your child’s teacher(s) and school to help your child realize his or her potential.

What thoughts are these talks sparking for you? Leave us a comment below. We LOVE hearing from you!

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  1. April on October 22, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Almost didn’t have the chance to fit this all in and made it through them all. I’m very happy to have completed each one. Going away with a refreshed and more relaxed way to approach my little ones learning.
    Thank you all!

  2. Andre and Willa on September 21, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Wisdom – what a lady!

  3. Kelly on September 19, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    This is the only summit I have ever attended in which I listened to almost every interview – and that’s because they were short enough to fit into my busy life but still so packed with excellent information!! When I see other summits have interviews that last over 45 minutes, I know I won’t be able to listen to all of them even if it with someone whom I would like to hear. Thank you for these “chunks” of wisdom, I can’t wait for the next 4 weeks of interviews! 😀

  4. Heike on September 19, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Our school system is not/can not be flexible and create a positive strength based flexible learning environment, and we are contemplating homeschooling. No idea how to approach this. The talks are so on point. This is the kid we see, bored, a lot of anxiety, sensory issues, etc and not getting his needs met, school sees refusal to do the work, sleeping in class, defiance, they giving all the accommodation, and consider him ED. We had a meeting today, and watching the talks before our and after our meeting, makes it very difficult to place our kid back in the school system. A few teachers are trying, however they encounter roadblocks.
    Thank you for organizing this. This leaves me calmer knowing I am on track, and not just being the overprotective mother. it also breaks my heart understanding what my son experiences( lot of web seminars lately), and has for the last 8 years in the school system, we really didn’t listen or understood.

    • Melanie Hayes on September 19, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      Homeschooling can really work for 2e children. It gives them a chance to heal from the trauma of school and to explore their strengths in a safe environment that lets them learn without limits. I know there are many teachers who are trying their best, but the traditional model doesn’t work very well for 2e children, so they are trying to work within a flawed system. You are on the right track, good luck with your journey!

  5. Jerel Zak on September 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    All of these were great!

  6. Kathleen Linn on September 19, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Oh, my gosh! I had so much fun with the math segment! Dr. McAnallen is so creative and delightful! I very much enjoyed this first week, and have some ideas of things to try with my 2E seven year old grandson. He is so darned smart, but I think the writing problems apply to him. He also needs to work on social skills. He has been known to answer only the first few math problems on a math sheet, then write “Dubm, dubm, dubm “at the bottom. Good thing his first grade teacher last year had a sense of humor!

  7. Susan on September 19, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I appreciate you listing the time lengths for each segment. I can listen to some great stuff in between all the other “spinning plates” we have as parents. Thank you!

    • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      Susan, I am so happy the time limits on the videos are helpful to you. With our busy lives, it is nice to know when we can squeeze in some learning/support.

      Enjoy the series!!

      Sara, With the B&Q Team

  8. Sofia on September 19, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Thanks for making this available for free! Since I’m home with my kids that struggle with school here in Sweden and have no income I couldn’t have seen them otherwise.

    • Sara on September 19, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Hooray!! That is fantastic, Sofia. We here at B&Q want to be able to reach as many families with wonderful B&Q kids. I hope the videos are helping and you can get some help. Cheers!!

      Sara, With the B&Q Team

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