2e Resources Partner Directory
Once you’ve met one 2e person, you’ve met one 2e person! But there is ONE THING every 2e person has in common; they need resources for their strengths and their struggles.
Resources found on this page address needs of 2e families, educators, clinicians and 2e adults. Feel free to browse through our 2e Partner listing and learn about their services, products and programs. Links and emails are provided for your convenience in order to send questions directly to the source.
Nicole Tetreault, Ph. D., is a neuroscientist, author, meditation teacher, and international speaker on topics of neurodiversity, neurodevelopment, creativity, mental health, and wellness. Her forthcoming book, Insight into a Bright Mind, explores groundbreaking research examining the experiences of unique, creative, and intense brains weaving interviews, storytelling, and literary science, while advocating for new directions and dialogue of human and neurodiversity.
Dr. Tetreault received her PhD from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in biology specializing in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders. As the founder of Awesome Neuroscience, she is dedicated to translating the most promising neuroscience and positive psychology for individuals to live their best life. Her approach centers on guiding individuals to mindfully develop greater self-awareness and compassion, while teaching them positive life practices. Her foundations in neuroscience and meditation ground individuals to better understand their neuroindivuality and encourage them to embody their essence. Dr. Tetreault has researched neurodiversity, including autism, giftedness, and 2e, for over two decades and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and approach to neurodiversity. Being 2e herself, she understands the experience from the inside out.
Dr. Tetreault has authored and co-authored numerous academic papers on intelligence, autism, brain evolution, neuroanatomy, neuroinflammation, brain development, and behavior. Her popular science writings can be found in 2e Newsletter, Variations Magazine, GHF Dialogue, SENG Newsletter, Gifted Unlimited, and Great Potential Press.
As a Milton and Rosalind Chang Career Exploration Prize recipient from Caltech, Dr. Tetreault is creating Beyond the Cell, a transformative program to rehabilitate incarcerated women through teaching guided meditation, neuroscience, literature, and expressive writing to cultivate positive neural, mental, and behavioral patterns for healing. Specifically, Dr. Tetreault believes we have the ability to rewire our mind for positive neural plasticity and can manifest positive life practices. Beyond the Cell’s foundational practices lead incarcerated and post-incarcerated women to greater liberation. We can rewire our mind, transform our pain, and create something beautiful.
For more about Nicole, please visit nicoletetreault.com and https://www.beyondthecell.org.
The organizations beneath the Bridges Education Group umbrella provide services and support for students, parents, educators, and other professionals. Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional students in grades 4–12, provides a strength-based, student-centered education for gifted students with a range of strengths, interests, and learning differences. The Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development is a hub where professionals, scholars, and practitioners combine their expertise to enhance understanding of the growing population of 2e students. The Center offers tools for professionals, online courses for students, and resources for parents. Bridges 2e Media, publisher of 2eNews.com and Variations^2e magazine, provides news and perspectives on twice-exceptional education and cognitive diversity. The Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education offers certificate, master's, and doctoral programs for professionals aspiring to be leaders of positive change in the programs and careers. Drawing from the fields of education and positive psychology, the programs explore the intersection of cognitive diversity, talent, interest, and motivation as they relate to gifted, regular, and special education, and to the more complex profiles of 2e students.
Welcome to the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education.
The only school to offer these degrees:
Doctor of Education in Cognitive Diversity (Ed.D.),
Master’s in Education in Cognitive Diversity (M.Ed.),
Certificate in Twice-Exceptional Education.
Join the inaugural cohort!
Work with exciting faculty members who are scholars, authors, experienced teachers, researchers, and professionals with a respected international reputation in the fields that comprise cognitive diversity.
Goshen, KY 40026
Gifted Unlimited, LLC is a publisher of quality, research-based information pertinent to the gifted population and to those who support them. Building on the legacy of Dr. James T. Webb, our mission is to inform and inspire the gifted experience throughout the lifespan via publications and regional gatherings.
Joseph Olan M.Ed. is an educational leader/presenter/author, U.S. Troops to Teacher, and U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipient.
Mr. Olan started his career as a Troops to Teacher teaching social studies, and has also been a mentor, department head, academic coach, academic dean, and has presented on numerous educational topics nationally and internationally. For example, he presented at two Regional Global Teaching Dialogues in the U.S (2018, 2020) and at the Global Teaching Dialogue in Washington D.C. (2019) wh ich are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Joseph has also authored two books: Reimagine Education: Creating a Culture of Global Thinking in Schools Post COVID-19 and Reimagine Early Childhood Development: Readiness to Learn Skills for the 21st Century Post COVID-19.
21st Century Learning: World Readiness -
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Rachel McAnallen travels the world teaching the wonders of math to all ages and to anyone who will listen. She had taught learners in five of the seven continents and all but four states in the United States. Rachel has a passion for geometry and loves making polyhedra math models using modular origami. She believes that math is a language to be spoken, a music to be heard, an art to be seen and a dance to be performed. Rachel loves to laugh and dances when no one is watching.
Defying popular myths that assume most gifted people are wealthy, white, and will do fine on their own, THE G WORD reveals the economic, cultural, and gender diversity of our nation’s gifted and talented population at every stage of life, highlighting their educational challenges, social isolation, deep emotional sensitivities, and complex, neurodiverse brains. It puts a face to the physical threats experienced by many in our schools and society-at-large, while also revealing a large and lively community of people working hard to meet their needs while challenging the prejudice and trauma that comes with being labeled “smart” in the 21st century.
THE G WORD is framed by a very specific and urgent inquiry — “In the 21st century, who gets to be gifted in America and why?” Searching for an answer, we take an unexpected path into places and spaces across our great nation that warrant reconsidering. We visit rural, urban and suburban schools, the homes and private lives of gifted families, low-income neighborhoods, even the border with Mexico. We meet brain scientists, educators, and experts across a host of disciplines who help us understand that gifted people reside in all walks of life — including in our prisons. We learn that giftedness often sits right alongside disability as in the case of the growing numbers of twice-exceptional (2e) people. We uncover that the social and emotional challenges being faced by our nation's gifted are actually quite common across school systems — public, private, charter, microschool, and homeschool. And, we learn that all of this did not happen overnight. Decades of back story are visualized through animations and archival materials to help us understand how we arrived in this moment — a moment when a surprising number of American families are simply opting out of traditional school entirely.
thinkLaw helps educators teach critical thinking to all students through standards-aligned lessons based on real-life legal cases.
Our comprehensive program of teacher tools, student guides, and virtual coaching is based on real-life cases because the law’s Socratic questioning methods make it easy for teachers to ask the questions that build student critical thinking skills.
thinkLaw gives under-resourced schools with time-strapped teachers all they need to facilitate critical thinking through engaging discussions, writing assignments, and other learning activities with under 1 hour of initial training and less than 20 minutes of prep time per lesson.
Wellness At Your Fingertips teaches a non-invasive energy healing technique to adults and children and helps them get relief and/or elimination from any negative emotion (like anger, anxiety, overwhelm, frustration, etc.) and physical aches and pains (like headaches, back aches, tension in shoulders, etc). It is called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT "Tapping"). Tapping draws on the ancient wisdom of Eastern medicine's acupuncture (but without needles) and blends it with cutting-edge insights of modern Western psychology.
By Tapping on the body's acupuncture/acupressure points, people can quickly dissolve the “energetic blocks” that have been hindering their physical or emotional recovery and well-being. Tapping is easy to learn, non-invasive, surprisingly effective and yields positive results quickly, often in minutes.
After Tapping, people go from being stressed to feeling relaxed and, in that state, their bodies and mind work optimally well where they can stay healthy, balanced and calm.