I help educators understand and empower 2e students.
Teaching a 2e student means adjusting your approach. It means gaining a deep understanding of your student’s specific strengths and struggles. Teaching 2e students requires trust and partnership with both the student and his parents. None of these goals come easily. We train educators to create personal connections and address needs with intention and specific strategies.
Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words, but we know that self-awareness helps the 2e child understand how and why the world affects him in the way that it does.
“I showed my son the video. He was mesmerized. I think he felt that someone understood him. Thank you so much!!” – Cheryl
Are you teaching a bright child who
- Can’t sit still?
- Needs frequent redirection?
- Seems to rile up his classmates?
- Often forgets to turn in his homework?
Does this student
- Ask a lot of questions, often seemingly off topic?
- Get stuck on certain assignments?
- Resist following rules? Suggest “a better way” to do things?
- React in a way that seems “over the top?”
Do other students
- Have a hard time relating to this child?
- Complain about this child’s behavior?
Sometimes students with the most potential cause their teachers the most stress. Though seemingly counterintuitive, disruptive students are often highly interested learners. One might assume that deep thinkers are easy to engage. Yet, teaching 2e students often feels like the lot of Sisyphus – that Greek character forced to roll a boulder to the top of a mountain only to have it roll back.
No matter what you try, the students resists, acts out, or refuses. Attempts to engage with parents of 2e students is often met with defensiveness and distrust. There are good reasons for all of these reactions. 2e students struggle with perfectionism, self-doubt, expectations, fear of failure, sensory and social challenges that can affect their ability to attend. Families feel judged, confused and know that their child isn’t seen for his strengths.
Here's how I can help
- Educate teachers about the unique profile of twice exceptionality. What are the typical behavioral challenges, how do those challenges play out in the classroom and what are best practices to address those challenges?
- Bring teachers together to share their experiences of what goes right and what goes wrong for “challenging children” in their classrooms.
- Share best practices from the field while teachers discuss their personal experiences – successes and struggles – to yield a culture of communication that allows for deeper understanding and meaningful support moving forward across classrooms and campuses.
Participants receive numerous resources and hand-outs.
|Presentation||55 minutes||“The True Meaning of Giftedness and Twice Exceptionality.”|
|Screening||55 Minutes||Screening of award winning documentary, “2e: Twice Exceptional.”|
|Break-out Session||30-45 minutes||Reflections/guided discussion/break out groups on strategies seen in the film and bringing teachers together to share best practices classroom by classroom or across campuses.|
|Strategy Session||55 minutes||Julie teaches strategies using her trademarked acronym P-R-A-I-S-E.|
Pick and choose from half-day and one-hour workshops and I will address the specific needs of your educators.
In this one-hour workshop we will:
- Learn about the true meaning of giftedness and twice exceptionality (25 minutes)
- Discuss strategies using Julie’s trademarked acronym P-R-A-I-S-E. (35 minutes)
- Receive numerous resources and hand-outs.
Pick and choose from the one-hour workshops I offer and I will address the specific needs of your educators.
Ongoing Educator Consulting
Julie can work one on one with educators or administrators to identify strategies and best practices for working with gifted and 2e students. Providing on call availability for phone or email consultations, allows educators to reach out with specific questions or ongoing support.
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