#64 The Key to Enhancing Student Success is... with Punam Saxena

allison loves math podcast Feb 01, 2022

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Punam Saxena from Season 1 is back! 

Students need support to shine and grow.  In this episode, Punam Saxena, author of Parent Power, discusses how parent engagement at school and at home can boost a child's academic success.  

Parent Impact Coach, TEDx speaker, and host of the Edu-Me Podcast, Punam Saxena sheds light on how a student-parent-teacher team can nurture a child to become the best version of themselves. 

Allison and Punam discuss:

  • Punam's new Ted Talk [2.03]
  • How a student’s a socio-emotional environment impacts their academic performance [4.11]
  • How teachers can engage reluctant parents [8.37]
  • Being a better parent [19.00] 

Check out Punam’s previous interview on Allison Loves Math Podcast: https://allisonlovesmath.mykajabi.com/blog/PunamSaxena

Connect with Punam Saxena

 Punam's TedTalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrY3dM-AvOg

Punam's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Parent-Power-Navigate-School-Beyond/dp/1736640208

Punam's Website: https://www.edu-me.net/


  • "Whatever happens the night before or in the morning, send them off in a positive mind frame."
  • "Communicate with parents. Engage with them the way they feel comfortable."

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