I believe every child has the desire and capacity
to do math.
Hi! I’m Beth McKeon.
I’ve been instilling learning confidence and independence in students of all ages for nearly a decade. But I didn’t plan to be an educator. I studied French and lived in Paris. I enjoyed history and art and philosophy. And then I stumbled into a summer job at Lindamood-Bell® over a decade ago and developed a passion for transforming students’ experiences with learning and school.
It turns out I’ve got a superpower.
I see inside students’ brains. See how they tick. Discover what they need in order to have that light bulb moment when it comes to whatever core skill they’ve been struggling with.
Prior to opening Bright Brain Studio in 2010, I honed my instructional and management skills working for Lindamood-Bell® for nearly eight years. I served as an instructor and team manager in their private learning centers across the country, I also served as a professional development coach training teachers in Title I schools how to use Lindamood-Bell® programs in their classrooms in two school districts in Colorado and New Mexico. I have also worked at Applied Learning Processes® in Kansas City.
I started Bright Brain Studio so that I could work directly with students and parents to transform the way they approach learning. While my work is informed by the training and experience I received from Lindamood-Bell, I bring a unique and crucial benefit to my instruction: I absolutely refuse to believe learning has to be painful, discouraging, or hard.
I can say that because I really get what students need. And because of that, they make extraordinary gains in a short amount of time, while having a great time.
I cherish that moment when my student looks up at me and declares (without my prompting, of course!) that she is good at reading or that he is good at math. That kind of confidence only comes when the student experiences a real connection with learning – not just rote memorization or application of some wacky strategies.
I am also passionate about empowering parents and teachers to think outside of the traditional school box when it comes to educating kids. Too often, I see the excuse that a kid just can’t learn something. It’s just not true. If we can better understand how kids’ brains work, we can learn how to support each child‘s unique learning strengths and weaknesses.