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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.
@Lindsey, can you let us know how old your child is?
He’s 11 - rising 6th grader
Where/how can 2e young people connect with their "mind peers"?
I can ask Amy’s
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.
The book is written by Dr. Yong Zhao who is a professor of education.
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.
It says for PAUSD but open to eveeryone
Beautifully said. Thank you!
Thank you for the recommendation Callie! I just recently came across REEL and the content is fantastic. Thank you!
I’m so glad to hear that, Lindsey! Welcome!
“Wall of Awful” https://www.adhdessentials.com/
Feel free to ask your questions in the chat any time
Thank you for tonight and for the resources! Will look out for the recording and more events.
where do students go after they are too old for big minds
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
thanks do you know of any high schools that don't use grades
I missed the beginning part of the talk. Will the talk recording be available later on reel site? Thanks!
Yes it is recorded
@Hau Ai - we’ll send out the recording in the next few days. Thanks for joining us!
@callie, super! Thanks!
Here is info on a video game design undergrad program at UC Santa Cruz: https://admissions.sa.ucsc.edu/majors/csgamedesign
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/
Here’s the high school program: https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/game-academy.html
Thank you Melanie!
Such a gift, thank you so much!
Thank you for shining this light for us!
So many helpful insights and practical tips. Thank you thank you!