Self-Advocacy in Education And Admissions

The Talmud teaches that a timid person cannot learn. While well-intentioned adults might negotiate obstacles and opportunities for teens, the most successful students are usually the ones who learn to stand up for themselves. Amy and Mike invited educator Barak Moore to explore the importance of self-advocacy in education and admissions.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What does self-advocacy mean in the context of an educational environment?
  2. What are examples of how students advocate for themselves in admissions decisions?
  3. Why do students struggle to stand up for themselves or ask for what they need?
  4. What makes student self-advocacy so powerful?
  5. How do we teach children to advocate for themselves?

MEET OUR GUEST

Barak Moore has been a professional SAT and ACT tutor for more than three decades. He is a graduate of Princeton University, and was formerly the Director of the Princeton Review of NJ. He has been a consultant to leading educational organizations such as McGraw-Hill, the United Nations, IBM, the New York City Board of Education, the Marine Corps, and the World Bank

Find Barak Moore at facebook.com/baraktutor.

LINKS

Advocating For Your Rights On Test Day
Cultivating Self-Advocacy for All Students on College Campuses
Speak for Yourself! The Importance of Self-Advocacy

RELATED EPISODES

ADVOCACY FOR PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOLERS
THE ROLE OF PARENTS IN THE COLLEGE PROCESS
HELPING TEENS FIND MOTIVATION AND INSIGHT

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page. We’d love to hear from you!

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