Part 1: Must-Know Foundational Strategies to Support Bright & Quirky Kids
Bright and quirky kids are complex! How can teachers and parents meet both their advanced abilities and learning challenges in school? In part one, we begin by building a strong foundation. Learn about the common 'flavors' of 'twice exceptional' kids, effective strategies to engage them, and how to assess their individual needs. Also learn how to build a collaborative parent-teacher partnership and preserve kids' self esteem in the face of deficits.
If you want to find an answer in the video to a specific question posed below, simply click on the play button next to each question.
|1||What do we mean by a twice exceptional or 2e student?|
|2||What do you see as the most common strengths and challenges that we see with 2e kids?|
|3||Can you tell us about the importance of strengths, interests, and passions and how teachers can pinpoint these at the beginning of the year?|
|4||What is going on under the surface when we see these executive function and focus challenges?|
|5||As a teacher, if you have three students in the classroom with executive function challenges who are not following directions, would you work with the whole class on forethought skills to help the few with challenges?|
|6||If a child has executive function challenges, how can we best approach the child’s teacher, and develop a collaborative partnership at the beginning of the school year?|
|7||When you reach out to a teacher for the first time during these social distancing days, what do you say?|
|8||When you see signs of giftedness or challenges in your child, what are the next steps to figure out what is going on?|
|9||What should I do if I think my child should be assessed, especially if it seems that this may be something the teacher is hinting at?|
|10||What is ‘dual differentiation’ and how can teachers work to support the strengths and challenges of all students in their classrooms?|
|11||How can teachers support students who learn differently during this time of distance learning?|
|12||What strategies can teachers use to weave in kids’ interests to increase their engagement?|
|13||How can we let our kids go forth with their great abilities without being limited by their executive function challenges?|
|14||Expert panel closing remarks.|
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