Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students

Session 8: How to Help Kids Get Good at Things

Susan Baum, Ph.D.
Running time: 12:07

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  1. Angela on October 9, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Susan Baum is the best! Definitely need to clone her!

  2. Stephanie on October 3, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    This is so encouraging! I love the idea of taking a walk while thinking about what you are going to write and then re-focus by taking deep breaths. Of course! Whenever I need to organize my thoughts, I go for a walk or a hike. My daughter might benefit from movement as well.

    I also appreciated Susan reminding us a child that sits still can still be inattentive, lost in their own thoughts. So many of my daughter’s teachers/coaches have told me that they don’t see ADHD because she is sitting still and doesn’t interrupt. She spends so much energy keeping her body still, that she melts/explodes at home. She cannot stop moving/talking/making noise at home!

  3. Susie Heady on October 3, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I am a teacher at a small alternative public school. We have a lot of kids who I think are 2e. So many useful suggestions are in these talks! Can our site ( 6 teachers) buy a single membership to use during our professional development?

    • Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on October 3, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      Hi Susie, Your site can use a single multi-user pass. Just click on the ‘schools and clinic’ license on this page: If you have any questions, please contact Thanks!

      • Yumiko on October 10, 2019 at 3:39 pm

        She is just amazing. I hope there are a lot of training programs for teachers so there will be more of her going forward!!!

  4. Debbie Steinberg-Kuntz on October 3, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    So glad you are all benefiting from the wisdom of Susan Baum. I have learned so much from her too! Debbie

  5. Sarah M on October 3, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    I love the idea of having kids take a walk before they write and speak their ideas out loud. It doesn’t require any advanced technology or special training or even that much time. I love the integration of mind and body – something we can all use more of!

  6. Madelaine Werier on October 3, 2019 at 11:19 am

    AHA moment: ‘We may succeed at compliance, but at what cost to the kid?’ Such a profound mentality shift for many. Going to give me a lot to think about with that quote in my mind. Excellent session!

  7. Molly on October 3, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I really wish we could send this talk to teachers somehow. ???

  8. Kim Williams on October 3, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Brilliant session. Thank you!!

  9. Robin on October 2, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Can we clone Susan and have her talk at all schools and set them straight? Love her and this short but very important talk….I’d really love to send this to all my teen’s teachers but then again none of them know about the term 2e— so I need to start from the beginning. This talk gives me lots to think about.

    • Kris on October 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      Yes! I would love a Susan for every school! Especially here in Germany. We have no Bridges Academy, no Flex School, nothing like this.

  10. Rachel Zang on October 2, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Susan Baum needs to clone herself and move to Maryland! She is singing my tune! Thank you for being that voice.

  11. Peggy Brandt on October 2, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Love Susan Baum!!!

    • Teresa on October 2, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      LOVE it!

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