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Do you feel like you don’t have a system to deal with the load of word and life stuff that you have?

Then this podcast is for you – and your family – because it tackles this very common situation head on.

Join the mAke the grAde podcast for a candid conversation with the founder of the STRESS LESS COMPANY Carlee Meyers as we discuss:

The causes of stress and overwhelm

How to cope with the stress and overwhelm

Where to seek support and help

How to share these ideas and solutions with your family and others

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Education Live Thursday – Every Thursday at 8pm – discussing current important topics in education.

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This week our guest is Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a leader in the special education homeschooling community and a frequent writer and speaker on specialized education homeschooling issues.

She is a physicist turned home educator left a lucrative career in the medical device industry to teach the struggling learners in her own home, which eventually turned into a lifetime calling.

Peggy founded SPED Homeschool in 2017 and now leads an organization that empowers thousands of families across the globe each year to create specialized home education plans. Peggy is also the host of the very popular live broadcast and podcast, SPED Homeschool Conversations, a weekly talk show where her guests address relevant issues related to customizing homeschooling for unique learners.

Here are some of the topics covered:

* What led you to start homeschooling and how did you manage to homeschool while meeting the unique learning needs of each of your three children?

* What are the most important things logistically parents need to know about homeschooling, including laws, curriculum, resources, and support?

* What about beyond the logistics? What kind of mindset and vision do parents, families and children need to have to make the homeschool experience successful?

* What encouragement do you have to share with a parent who may think their child has lost ground with all the changes in learning due to COVID?

* Why did you create SPED Homeschool and how can families connect with your resources?

Join Dr Greene for this weekly edition of Education Live Thursday , a weekly show highlighting important and timely topics in education.
If you have suggestions for topics, or you would like to be considered as a guest on Education Live Thursday  email here
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This week he is joined by Chris Crail, Financial Planner.
Chris will talk about the importance of knowledge and preparation when it comes to saving money, whether it be for college, retirement, or that second home. He’ll share some quick tips on budgeting and planning ahead.
Learn things like “Pay yourself first”, the “Rule of 72” or the “High Cost of Waiting”, and Benefits of a 529 or other college savings plans
Chris Crail is a Financial Coach with Primerica Financial. He has been in the industry over 8 years and has been helping families learn more about How Money Works. Chris graduated from Temple University and has a background in Sports and Athletics. He has used that knowledge to bring a simplified, coaching approach to various financial topics. Chris enjoys helping people as well as finding ways to give back to the community. He helps to run a non-profit networking group that Meets monthly and highlights local non-profits to raise awareness and attract volunteers, donations, etc.
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Do you need support for your child in this age of virtual learning?   
Are you planning to send your children to college?
What is your savings plan?
I sat down with Financial Coach Chris Crail in the mAke the grAde studio and we discussed this important topic.  Some of the specifics included:
  • Ways to set your child up for financial success
  • Ways to prepare for the costs of college
  • Does college make the most sense?
  • Ways of maximizing a budget and lowering expenses
  • How to protect my families finances now, as well as in the future
  • Why it’s better to be proactive than reactive
  • Best methods of debt reduction
About Chris:
Chris Crail grew up in several different neighborhoods throughout the Philadelphia area.  He is now married and lives in Ambler.  He went to Temple University and graduated with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management.  After working in college athletics for a few years, he started working part-time in financial services.  After a few years, he transitioned full-time into finance and is currently a Financial Coach with Primerica Financial Services.  Through Primerica, Chris helps families become properly protected, debt free and financially independent.  He focuses on educating people financially and creating simple strategies to help an individual or family hit their financial goals.  Finance doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming and Chris is more than willing to have a conversation with anyone to see how he can help!

Chris Crail

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On Thursday November 6th 2020, Dr Steven Greene, Samanatha Feinman (New Frontiers Founder and Executive Function Specialist and Coach) and (MC) Casey Schmalaker connected for a ‘zoom’ chat.

The Five Structures of Success in and Out of the Classroom

The focus was executive function skills and the use of Dr Greene’s “5 Structures for Success”.

The group broke down each of these 5 structures and discussed each one’s important in the support of executive functioning.

The structures are:

  1. Physical
  2. Time
  3. Academic
  4. Accountability
  5. Support

You can find the link to the video replay here:


Samantha Feinman from New Frontiers Executive Function Coaching (
New Frontiers is committed to helping clients reach their fullest potential through a collaborative, creative and flexible coaching model. We offer one to one executive function coaching and academic tutoring, as well as social and transition to college and/or career support services. Group programs focus on social engagement and interpersonal skills. We provide coaching both in-person and virtually for clients school-aged through adulthood. Parent workshops and professional trainings are also available to assist in community awareness and development. In-person support to navigate virtual school and online learning during the COVID-19 crisis is also available both one on one and in groups.
We’ll discuss:
1. How to understand what executive function is and why it is important to understand?
2. Best practices for understanding Executive Functioning 
3. Executive Function and Academics
4. Where to get support
5. Your questions answered live!!

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News Flash – College is expensive.  It may be one of the largest expenditures that a family makes, second only to their home.  Proper planning and financial strategies are so critical to insure a successful financial side to the college experience.
Some of the highlights of this conversation:
Savings: Should you save for your children’s college or your retirement?  Can you successfully do both concurrently?
Life Insurance: Only 2 things will happen when your child goes to college, you will be alive or not alive. Make sure you have enough Life insurance.

Your Terminal Degree: Where do you put your investment… the Bachelors? the Masters? the Doctorate?  MBA? Law School? Professional School?

Increasing your financial aid: Ideas and ‘insider tips’ to increase chances of getting financial aid.

Here is a video – YouTube – version of this conversation.

About – Jerry Gross, MBA, CLU, ChFC

Owner of Jerry Gross Financial since 1981 focusing on College and Retirement planning.

Offers counsel to help people decide when best time to take Social Security, and Long Term Care Planning

Independent Financial Consultant, and Insurance agent


Jerry is married for a second time and now has 2 kids and 2 step kids – all four have college degrees.  His daughter is a Lawyer in West Palm Beach, Fl., and his son CPA in Manhattan, now living with me (covid refugee). Her daughter is Family Therapist, and her son, Recruiter for Bucks County schools, and her son also lives with us.   Also  a Step Grandfather of baby Elliana, now 7 months old.
Reach Jerry:
Jerry Gross Financial
1041 Bustleton Pike, Suite 4… Feasterville PA 19053
215 355- 4544…Fax: 215 355- 3676 Email:
My mission is to help you earn more interest on your money and Pay less to the IRS!!…Your referrals are Appreciated!!!
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Let’s explore how students in other parts of the world are learning and coping in this time of virtual instruction

Katrien Van Riet

Educator and English Teacher






We will discuss (and more!)

  • What are your top 3 tips for anyone trying to learn a second language?
  • How do you evaluate someone’s skills?
  • Follow-up: how do you then create suitable learning materials?
  • Do you have any success stories that you’d like to share?
  • As someone who speaks two different languages on a daily basis, do you feel you’re a different person when speaking another language?
  • How well can you get by in the Netherlands if you don’t speak the language (Dutch)?
  • How is the shift to online learning affecting your profession?
  • How is your company coping with the shift to online teaching?

Website (only in Dutch as of yet):

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Tyrone Robinson is the Owner of Opportunities 2 Serve, LLC. For the last 7 years, Robinson has been helping business owners all around the world start, fix or save and/or scale and grow their businesses primarily through operations and strategy consulting and services.

Robinson has more than 10 years of experience developing, managing, and leading programs, organizations and small businesses. He is fervently passionate about building and creating world class businesses and organizations that significantly impact the success and satisfaction of their employees, internal and external customers, shareholders and communities.


Robinson holds degrees from:

  • Delaware County Community College
  • Mansfield University

Certifications from:

  • University of California, Irvine Extension
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton

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Join EDUCATION LIVE THURSDAY with guest Sarah Lorraine (School Psychologist) as we explore how the virtual school / hybrid school / homeschool transitions have impacted the accommodations and support that students receive.

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* What you need to know as a parent
* What is expect (and not expect)
* How to effectively advocate for your child
* How to know who the ‘go to’ person is for various situations
* How to get academic / tutoring support

You can reach Sarah here:

Dr Steven Greene – the Success Doctor – is a life long educator, best selling author of “Maximum Education”, host of the mAke the grAde podcast, and online success community facilitator.

His mission and focus are simple: to provide actions so his students can maximize their education.

In 1997, Dr Greene founded mAke the grAde Academic Services, which has provided educational consulting and tutoring services to over 13 000 students and their families and counting.

5 Key Structures of Learning Success

  1. Physical – where do you work
  2. Time – How do you schedule your studies
  3. Academic – Know what to study
  4. Accountability – Who is on the path with you
  5. Support – Where do you go if you need help

Resources Mentioned

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