# 246 The Science Behind A Successful Student :Interview with Kimberly Berens, Ph.D.
Our guest today examines the beliefs, weaknesses, and practices that shape education in this country. She also looks at the myths that have been invented to explain why these traditions don’t work. Dr. Berens discusses how behavioral science and neuroscience transform the effectiveness of educational practices. Finally, we discuss how parents can advocate for their teens when their educational experience is not working for them.
Kimberly Nix Berens, Ph.D., is a scientist-educator and Founder of Fit Learning. She co-created a powerful instruction system based on behavioral science and the Technology of Teaching, which has transformed the learning abilities of thousands of children worldwide, including those who are struggling, average, gifted, or learning disabled.
For more than 20 years, her system of instruction has produced one year’s worth of academic growth in only 40 hours of training. Her learning programs effectively target such essential areas as early learning skills, basic classroom readiness, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, comprehension, inferential language, basic and advanced mathematics, logical problem solving, grammar, and expressive writing.
From her early beginnings in a broom closet at the University of Nevada – Reno, Dr. Berens has helped grow Fit Learning to an organization with more than 30 locations worldwide. She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and two children, where she oversees Fit Learning locations in Long Island, New York City, and Connecticut. Blind Spots: Why students fail and the science that can save them is her first book.
Find out more at: https://www.drkimberlyberens.com/
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