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REEL Fireside Chat with Dr. Melanie Hayes - Shared screen with speaker view
Yael Valek
44:47
We will ask some questions to get the conversation going, then turn it over to your Q&A, feel free to ask questions here!
Lindsey L
55:32
How do you help a 2e child re-discover a love of learning? My son is highly gifted but does not believe he is intelligent given his significant struggles to perform in traditional school. We’ve experienced a lot of school refusal and resistance to anything school-related. Private school is not an option at this time.
Callie Turk
56:13
@Lindsey, can you let us know how old your child is?
Lindsey L
56:37
He’s 11 - rising 6th grader
Amy Wright
59:45
Where/how can 2e young people connect with their "mind peers"?
Yael Valek
01:05:27
I can ask Amy’s
Callie Turk
01:12:15
The book I read is called “Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children.” Lindsey, this might be an interesting book to give to your child’s school.
Callie Turk
01:13:09
The book is written by Dr. Yong Zhao who is a professor of education.
Yael Valek
01:14:16
We also have a session to help with small changes in the classroom to support 2e kids: May 15 11:05am-12:05pm: Intro to 2e: Understanding Your Smart & Struggling StudentDo you have a bright child who struggles to show it at school? Are they doing advanced math at home for fun but won’t fill out a simple worksheet at school? Have they memorized elaborate sequences of historical events but can’t remember to turn in their homework? You may have a twice exceptional (2e) child! Yael Valek and Callie Turk, founders of Resilience and Engagement for Every Learner (REEL) as well as parents of twice exceptional (2e) kids, present an interactive overview of 2e - what it is, why it matters, and effective approaches for supporting 2e learners. 2e students experience both high ability and learning challenges, which presents unique challenges in the classroom, including asynchronous development that may lead to anxiety and behavior issues. Explore strategies to help your child thrive at school.
Yael Valek
01:14:39
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-leadership-summit-2021-tickets-143836969247
Yael Valek
01:14:48
It says for PAUSD but open to eveeryone
Amy Wright
01:14:51
Beautifully said. Thank you!
Lindsey L
01:17:46
Thank you for the recommendation Callie! I just recently came across REEL and the content is fantastic. Thank you!
Callie Turk
01:19:49
I’m so glad to hear that, Lindsey! Welcome!
Callie Turk
01:20:23
“Wall of Awful” https://www.adhdessentials.com/
Callie Turk
01:21:41
https://hsperson.com/
Callie Turk
01:22:07
https://sensitivethemovie.com/
Yael Valek
01:23:20
Feel free to ask your questions in the chat any time
Nicola
01:27:48
Thank you for tonight and for the resources! Will look out for the recording and more events.
Jane H
01:28:11
where do students go after they are too old for big minds
Callie Turk
01:29:20
For these questions around supporting children and how to balance support, you might want to check out this presentation from Amy Faigin “Rethinking Adulthood: A Neurodiverse Trajectory: https://www.reelpaloalto.org/post/rethinking-adulthood-a-neurodiverse-trajectory-presented-in-partnership-with-cac
Jane H
01:34:02
thanks do you know of any high schools that don't use grades
Hua Ai
01:34:44
I missed the beginning part of the talk. Will the talk recording be available later on reel site? Thanks!
Yael Valek
01:34:53
Yes it is recorded
Hua Ai
01:35:04
👍 thanks
Callie Turk
01:35:23
@Hau Ai - we’ll send out the recording in the next few days. Thanks for joining us!
Hua Ai
01:35:43
@callie, super! Thanks!
Callie Turk
01:37:17
Here is info on a video game design undergrad program at UC Santa Cruz: https://admissions.sa.ucsc.edu/majors/csgamedesign
Callie Turk
01:37:52
Here’s info on a minor at Carnegie Mellon and I believe they run a high school summer program https://ideate.cmu.edu/undergraduate-programs/game-design/
Callie Turk
01:38:19
Here’s the high school program: https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/game-academy.html
Lindsey L
01:40:31
Thank you Melanie!
Marcy
01:40:38
Such a gift, thank you so much!
Lisa Silverman
01:40:43
Thank you!
Amy Wright
01:40:52
Thank you for shining this light for us!
Hua Ai
01:41:10
So many helpful insights and practical tips. Thank you thank you!
Yael Valek
01:41:30
www.reelpaloalto.org
JJ Cheung
01:41:36
Thank you