Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students

Session 3: No-Nonsense Troubleshooting for Meltdowns

Maria Kennedy, M.Ed.
Running time: 12:09

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  1. Jessica Ferstand on October 10, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Maria- Please come help the Burbank Unified School District?!?! We can’t afford bridges academy- but my son needs it.

  2. Valerie on October 10, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I totally love this and agree with EVERYTHING. But how does this translate to a classroom of 30 run by one teacher? The logistics of this seem a bit more complicated from the perspective of a teacher running a classroom. Of course in an ideal world, the US would put a higher value on education and we’d have lower ratios of adults to students and teachers would get trained and paid what they are worth. But in the meantime, what is the interim solution?

  3. LeNelle on October 10, 2019 at 7:23 am

    She is amazing!!!!! I wish you were a teacher at my 11 year old learning difference school!!! They give x’s for things kids do poorly-never do they ask why! Ugh?!

  4. karen on October 9, 2019 at 11:44 am

    What if they won’t talk to you. I have a grandson who is 13-1/2 and shrugs, says, I don’t know….he has gone to therapy. Need help

    • Mayra R on October 10, 2019 at 7:49 am

      I cannot thank you enough for this conversation! It is so good to know that my son is not the only one who needs to move around, stretch, crawl on the floor and talk about his feelings. Because society has brought us up thinking that there’s only one “box”, and one box only, we’ve been shamed for certain behaviors that are necessary for the development and mental well being of our children. Again, thank you!

    • Lauren on October 10, 2019 at 10:49 am

      Karen, keep trying! Sometimes finding a mentor, teacher or a coach to open up these conversations is what works since kids at this age are developmentally programmed to pull away from family for help. Finding a different counselor may help, and in the cases of teenage boys, they sometimes do better with a male counselor.
      -Lauren with the Bright & Quirky Team

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