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The choice to change schools mid-year is neither light nor easy. No matter how positive the possible outcome might be, transitions are hard. Particularly for a sensitive and quirky gifted or twice-exceptional child. Why, then, do some families pursue mid-year school...read more
After working with gifted and twice-exceptional children for over ten years, I’ve become firmly convinced that project-based learning provides incredibly fruitful results. Project-based learning environments support students with a range of abilities and interests;...read more
What I’m about to describe to you has been in the making for a few years. I’m proud and ecstatic (along with a bunch of other big emotions!) to announce, The Sunnyside Micro-School opened its doors in September of 2017. Many of you know that for eight years, I led...read more
Some of you already know I spend a lot of time thinking about how to communicate with children. I love to think about the economy of language, how many words to say... or not say! Hint: across the board, I find fewer words are better. I like to think of effective...read more
This month I'm honored to share with you a guest post by my good friend and colleague Shanna Philipson. Shanna is the mother of a 2e child and the author of Meet the Beaker Kids, a fun and informative comic book for anyone trying to understand their sensory systems or...read more
*Read to end, and download your FREE anger tracker today* A few months ago, I launched my free seven-day e-course “Decoding Intensity”. Those who sign up receive a daily email for seven consecutive days in which I break down some of the basics regarding gifted or...read more
When educating our children, we constantly make choices -- what to teach, how to teach it, how to respond to questions, and the list goes on and on. But we rarely give enough thought to what isguiding these choices. Over the years, I have learned that each choice...read more
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the 2e newsletter in the Fall. The interview that follows was released in the November 2016 edition of the 2e newsletter. The 2e newsletter is an excellent resource for parents, educators and other professionals that care for...read more
Have you ever heard a someone say something like this? “Learning in a group is important for each child. It teaches them to collaborate and to share space with others. They will have the opportunity to learn from classmates and experience what it’s like to work with...read more
To the untrained eye, a strengths-based approach to education can look much like a weakness-ignoring approach to education. We all want our students to feel positive about their learning experiences, but are we focusing too much on feelings and not enough on the...read more
Jade gave us great empathy and feedback when all we received from other professionals was judgment and blame. She taught us how to play to our sons strengths while lessening the frustration level of the entire family.Father of a 5 year old boy
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