One reason I love hosting the Tests and the Rest podcast is because I meet so many smart and interesting educators, then learn from them. That’s why interviewing counselor Emily Kircher-Morris on the topic of college admissions for twice-exceptional students was such a treat. Once Emily explained what twice-exceptional or 2E meant, I realized how many 2E learners I’d met and worked with in the past. So you should listen to that podcast episode and learn as well!
Another reason love hosting the Tests and the Rest podcast is that meeting these remarkable professionals often sparks further collaboration. Emily happens to be the host of the Mind Matters Podcast, which features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with an emphasis on gifted/talented and twice-exceptional children and adults. Imagine how flattered I was when she invited me and my Tests and the Rest co-host Amy Seeley to appear on her podcast. As you might expect, we covered a wide range of test prep topics, some specific to twice-exceptional learners and some more applicable to all high schoolers:
- What is the current state of test optional admissions?
- What does test optional really mean?
- What trap do many gifted students and their parents fall into when it comes to tests like the SAT and ACT?
- How is test prep different for gifted students?
- Does giftedness automatically translate into perfect test scores?
- How is test prep different for students with learning disabilities?
- Is there a stigma attached to testing with accommodations?
- What should families know about testing accommodations on the SAT and ACT?
Sounds fascinating, right? Find out for yourself, so you can appreciate the tremendous production values Emily and her talented sound engineer bring to podcasting: Mind Matters Podcast #61: Preparing for the SAT & ACT