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Catch my interview with educator and best-selling author Rae Pica, and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron, on BAM! Radio’s show ”Studentcentricity.”’ ”Every middle school teacher knows that teaching adolescents is one of the most confounding aspects of teaching. Our guests join us to offer a helpful framework.” Here’s the link For more information about the adolescent mind,...
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Today’s edition of Education Week,  education’s news site of record, contains a Commentary piece that I wrote on the importance of valuing the strengths of students with special needs.  In the article I write about my experience as a special education teacher almost forty years ago, and the disillusionment I felt when I realized that special...
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The American Institute for Learning and Human Development has just produced five short videos that take up the concept of neurodiversity (the idea that disabilities should be regarded instead as diversities), and apply it to the following diagnoses:  learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.  In each video, the executive director...
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Yesterday, the Daily Business Mirror, billed as the ”#1 daily business newspaper in the Philippines” published an article where I’m quoted as being in favor of classrooms containing 70 students.  They had interviewed me in Manila in September during a national conference on children and learning.  This is not my position at all.  What I did say...
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The October, 2012 issue of Educational Leadership, the flagship journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), in an issue dedicated to “Students Who Challenge Us,” features my article “First, Discover Their Strengths,” which highlights many of the ideas discussed in my forthcoming book Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs...
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