GMGD 002 Making the Most of your Child’s Education with Mike Flanagan

Show Notes

My guest today is former State Superintendent of Michigan schools Mike Flanagan. Mr. Flanagan’s list of duties, accomplishments, and awards is extensive and prestigious. Mr. Flanagan’s unique insight will help you make the most of your child’s education. We discuss the state of public education, why reading to your children is important, how to foster a growth mindset in your children, standardized testing, how to properly advocate for your children. This episode is one you’re going to want to keep in your downloads for a while.


  • Do something about it
  • Balancing a career and family life
  • What parents can do to get their kids ready for Kindergarten
  • Self-care as a means to a stronger family
  • Why reading a physical book aids knowledge retention
  • Praising progress vs. performance
  • The importance of preschool
  • Building a solid relationship with your child’s teacher
  • The role of standardized testing in educational development
  • Trust your instincts
  • “Just love your kids- the other stuff will come”


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You can connect with Mike Flanagan at @suptflanagan on Twitter