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Susan Baum and Robin Schader to appear on Crucial Conversations starting May 10

At the heart of any twice-exceptional education practice is the idea that students come into their own through their strengths, their natural talents, and their personalized aspirations. According to Dr. Susan Baum, the key to overcoming challenges and growing confidence is to encourage students to build from their strengths and develop expertise.

Baum, along with her colleagues, Dr. Robin Shader and Dr. Steven Owen, wrote the seminal book on 2e education, To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strength-Based Strategies for Helping Twice-Exceptional Students With LD, ADHD, ASD, and More, recently in its third edition. In it, they offer a “Suite of Tools” to help parents and educators discover the strengths and talents of their students. These tools focus on C.L.U.E.S., Collecting information, Looking for connections, Uncovering patterns, Exploring options, and Seeking joyful learning.

Starting on Wednesday, May 10, Crucial Conversations About Cognitive Diversity will webcast Baum and Shader’s interview with Maria Kennedy. They will explore the foundational ideas around strength-based learning and how to apply those ideas effectively in schools and with individual students. As the success of these techniques in Bridges Academy, and many other schools around the world, confirm, the best way to bring out the best in 2e students is by focusing on what works. Click here to register.

Susan Baum, currently the Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development, has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Students (NAGC) and was a president and founder of the Association for the Education of...


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