In today's episode, we delve into the world of mathematics education and the challenges kids often face when it comes to math. My guest, Rhonda, is an expert in the field with a strong passion for helping children and adolescents overcome their math struggles.
Her extensive background in mathematics and education along with her dedication to empowering young minds with valuable math skills is truly inspiring.
During today's conversation, Rhonda shares valuable strategies, tips, and insights on how to transform math anxiety into math success. Together, we explore practical approaches, share personal stories and discuss the importance of fostering a positive mindset through it all.
Join us in this enlightening episode as we uncover the tools and confidence needed to help our children conquer those dreaded math challenges.
Together let's empower the next generation with the skills they need for a brighter future.
Meet Rhonda Hewer
Rhonda has always had a strong aptitude for mathematics. After earning her Honours Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics and a Masters of Education, Rhonda spent 10 years as a grade 4 – 8 math teacher and another 7 years as a Learning and Development Educational Consultant in mathematics. She is passionate about helping children and adolescents develop a greater understanding of math and acquire skills that can help them in the future.
As Rhonda helped her 3 children through math using various visual models and tools, other parents started to take notice. She began to share her strategies with parent friends who were struggling with their children and realized there was a need for support for students and caregivers who support them daily. This is what lead to the idea of Dropkick Math!
But Rhonda doesn’t just stop at helping the children! Rhonda is currently a full-time instructor for Wilfrid Laurier’s Bachelor of Education Program in mathematics. Here, she realized the difference in adult learning and connected the frustration many caregivers felt when trying to help their children with math lessons. This is why Dropkick Math programs are designed to help children and parents learn mathematics together.
When Rhonda isn’t helping students and caregivers with mathematics, you may find her floating down the river in a kayak, hiking through trails, or camping with her family.
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MEET JENNIFER KOLARI
Jennifer Kolari is the host of the “Connected Parenting” weekly podcast and the co-host of “The Mental Health Comedy” podcast. Kolari is a frequent guest on Nationwide morning shows and podcasts in th US and Canada. Her advice can also be found in many Canadian and US magazines such as; Today’s Parent, Parents Magazine and Canadian Family.
Kolari’s powerful parenting model is based on the neurobiology of love, teaching parents how to use compassion and empathy as powerful medicine to transform challenging behavior and build children’s emotional resilience and emotional shock absorbers.
Jennifer’s wisdom, quick wit and down to earth style help parents navigate modern-day parenting problems, offering real-life examples as well as practical and effective tools and strategies.
Her highly entertaining, inspiring workshops are shared with warmth and humour, making her a crowd-pleasing speaker with schools, medical professionals, corporations and agencies throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
One of the nation’s leading parenting experts, Jennifer Kolari, is a highly sought- after international speaker and the founder of Connected Parenting. A child and family therapist with a busy practice based in San Diego and Toronto, Kolari is also the author of Connected Parenting: How to Raise A Great Kid(Penguin Group USA and Penguin Canada, 2009) and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting (Penguin Canada, 2011).
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