Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World

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Reber, host of the podcast, TILT parenting, shares her own challenging story of raising a twice-exceptional child in our society and in the world of education. Many enter the journey of parenting with expectations of how it should look, yet some experience the journey as less than their expectations. She shares heart-wrenching stories from parents who desperately try to make their child “normal,” and continues to write about TILTS or various strategies of looking at parenting for DW children.

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The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach

What’s the most important thing to know?
School reform involves a combination of developing the learning environment (the will) and developing strong instruction (the skill). Educators are called to be leaders of this will (that all children can learn and perform academically) within their school culture and the skill (the use of responsive instruction) as the keys to ensuring students learn at high levels. This means engaging and reaching students on their own terms with attention to their cultural, home, and community experiences.

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Swimming in the Deep End

What’s the most important thing to know?
Author Jennifer Abrams brings a strong and compelling desire to push educators to lead with integrity within their everyday work. She lays out four foundational skills any educator needs to utilize as they do the hard work of bringing large change in schools. This text can benefit anyone: teachers, teacher teams, coaches, administrators, district leadership, etc to create change in classrooms, buildings and districts. The work starts with you, the educator and your desire to do the work!

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