Understanding the 2e Experience: A Conversation with Miriam Darnell

Miriam Darnell is an educator who has worked with twice-exceptional students for over 30 years. During this time, she’s devised innovative and effective ways to tap into their differences, build on their strengths, and encourage their creative expression. Following is a lightly edited conversation that 2e Newsletter had with her about the insights she’s gained into this unique population of learners.

2e Newsletter: Can you briefly describe your past experiences and your current role in working with twice-exceptional kids?

Miriam Darnell: I’ve been working with 2e kids for over 30 years now. It started in 1986 when I was working as a teacher’s aide in a private school for gifted children in Denver. There were six eight- to nine-year-o...


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