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Conversations about Special Education in International Schools around the world

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Conversations about Special Education in International Schools around the world

    Teaching with the HEART in Mind

    Teaching with the HEART in Mind

    Overview:

    Dr. Lorea Martínez Pérez is the award-winning founder of HEART in Mind Consulting, a company dedicated to helping schools and organizations integrate Social Emotional Learning in their practices, products, and learning communities.

    Today we discuss what part emotions play in learning and how we can build relational trust with our students. We also talk about Dr. Martinez’ latest book, Teaching with the Heart in mind, and learn what that acronym H.E.A.R.T. stands for in regards to Social Emotional Learning.

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    Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show

    Book: Teaching with the HEART in Mind

    Article: Understanding Resistance to SEL


    Bio:
    Dr. Lorea Martínez Pérez is the award-winning founder of HEART in Mind Consulting, a company dedicated to helping schools and organizations integrate Social Emotional Learning in their practices, products, and learning communities. An educator who has worked with children and adults internationally, Dr. Martínez is a faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College, educating aspiring principals in Emotional Intelligence. Her second book for educators, Teaching with the HEART in Mind, is currently available. Previously, she was a special education teacher and administrator. Learn more at loreamartinez.com


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    • 21 min
    Parenting a Child Profoundly Affected by Autism

    Parenting a Child Profoundly Affected by Autism

    Overview

    Today the Vice-President of the National Council of Severe Autism, Amy Lutz  and I speak about raising children who are profoundly affected by Autism and how it looks so different from parenting our typically developing children in many ways. We discuss Amy’s books she has written on the topic and touch on some of the controversies surrounding Autism, the neurodiversity movement, and how this impacts those who are significantly affected by Autism.

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    National Council of Severe Autism Website

    Amy Lutz, Author Website

    Twitter

    Facebook


    Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show

    Each Day I Like It Better: Autism, ECT, and the Treatment of Our Most Impaired Children

    We Walk: Life with Severe Autism (The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work)


    Bio:
    Amy S.F. Lutz's writing on severe autism has appeared on many platforms, including The Atlantic, Slate, and Psychology Today. Her first book, Each Day I Like It Better: Autism, ECT, and the Treatment of Our Most Impaired Children, was published in 2014; her new collection of essays, We Walk: Life with Severe Autism, was just released in October 2020. She is a founding board member of the National Council on Severe Autism and is currently completing her doctorate in the history of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and five kids.


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    • 29 min
    Strategies to Support High Stress During the Pandemic for You and Your Students

    Strategies to Support High Stress During the Pandemic for You and Your Students

    Overview

    Today Lori and Jill discuss healthy strategies for you as a parent or teacher to use on yourself or with your students/children when you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed during COVID. Jill is a two-time best-selling author and speaker who is passionate about helping parents and educators understand their struggling students and the possibilities for real change. She is also the founder of the Stowell Center.

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    Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show

    At Wit's End: A Parent's Guide to Ending the Struggle, Tears and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities

    The Dyslexia, Learning, and Attention Challenge Solution: How to Build a Profitable, Heart-Centered Business that Transforms the Learning Disability Epidemic

    Morning Journal- Journal Lori mentioned that she uses.


    Bio
    Jill Stowell is the founder and executive director of Stowell Learning Centers where she and her team have helped thousands of children and adults permanently correct their learning or attention challenges.

    Jill is a two-time best-selling author and speaker who is passionate about helping parents and educators understand their struggling students and the possibilities for real change.


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    • 22 min
    Deep Dive Into Dyslexia

    Deep Dive Into Dyslexia

    Introduction:

    In this month's roundtable, Matt Barker, Erin Madonna, and Lori Boll discuss all things Dyslexia. Dyslexia? Are we allowed to call it that anymore? Why did they change the name? What does that mean for our learners? How can we best support our learners with reading challenges? And more.

    Resourced Discussed in Today’s Show

    Overcoming Dyslexia, by Drs. Sally & Jonathan Shaywitz

    Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

    Cambridge Study, Usha Goswami

    Developmental Dyspraxia: Identification and Intervention, by Madelaine Portwood

    Orton Gillingham- Research

    Wilson Reading- Research

    Lindamood Bell- Research

    The Rose Report- History of Dyslexia


    Podcast music written and performed by Madi Boll

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    Matt Barker

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    Lori Boll

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    Erin Madonna

    Twitter

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    Bios
    Matt Barker

    Matt is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who is a passionate advocate of inclusive practices for diverse learners. He currently works as a High School learning support teacher at International School Bangkok. He is also a workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Matt takes a pragmatic approach to teaching and learning and ensures that he harnesses student voice and agency in his classes.

    Erin Madonna

    Erin joined International School Bangkok as a K/1 Learning Support and EAL teacher this school year. Most recently, she was Upper Primary Learning Support Specialist at Shekou International School where she was part of the team developing the school’s inaugural Learning Support program.

    Lori Boll

    Lori is SENIA’s Executive Director after teaching for 25 years. When Lori’s son was diagnosed with profound autism in 2003, Lori changed her focus from teaching elementary to special education. Lori worked internationally for 20 years, and now finds herself back in the United States building a program for her now adult son.


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    • 50 min
    Supporting Our Gifted Students: Yes, They Need Our Support

    Supporting Our Gifted Students: Yes, They Need Our Support

    Overview

    Dr. Jim Delisle, and host Lori Boll discuss gifted learners. Why is there a common misconception that gifted kids don’t need help or support? What are some of the difficulties gifted kids have in school? How can teachers and parents support these learners? Lori and Dr. Delisle discuss all this and more on today’s show.

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    Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show

    Gifted Teen Survival Guide

    Parenting Gifted Kids

    Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out


    Bio
    Jim Delisle has worked with and for gifted children for more than 40 years, as a teacher, professor and counselor. He has written 26 books for parents, gifted teens and educators and has presented his work in more than 20 nations on four continents. He is the father of a grown-up gifted kid and the proud grandfather of a two-year old, Wyatt, who likely follows in his father's intellectual footsteps!


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    • 36 min
    The Lucky Few

    The Lucky Few

    Overview

    March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day so we’re starting this month off with a fantastic interview with Heather Avis. Heather is an advocate and mother to three children; two of whom have Down Syndrome. Heather is on a mission to make a more inclusive world where everyone can belong. And she is doing this through her online communities she’s built on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter called The Lucky Few. She has written a book of the same name and is releasing a childrens book in June entitled “Different: A Great Thing To Be!” which I think all of us will want in our classroom libraries. I truly enjoyed Heather’s and my conversation today, and I hope you will too. And now, onto the show.

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    Bio
    Heather Avis is a shouter of worth and narrative shifter. As an author, podcaster (theluckyfewpodcast.com), speaker, influencer (@TheLuckyFewOffical) and dedicated wife and mom she is on a mission to make a more inclusive world in which everyone can belong. You can learn more about her, her family and her mission by visiting TheLuckyFew.com


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    • 22 min

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I know I get lots of content now on the go, and staying connected thru podcasts since we aren’t in the classroom as much right now if perfect. Lori knows her stuff, and I like the variety of topics and speakers from ALL OVER THE WORLD she is able to bring on. Go SENIA!

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Expert voices on all things special education and international schools

Lori and SENIA are a group of avid and skilled special education professionals who are making a huge difference at international schools around the world. Proud of the work they are doing.

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