REEL supports Bay Area Peninsula educators by raising awareness and understanding of 2e students through workshops, resources, and training.
K-12 Educator Workshops
BRING US TO YOUR SCHOOL! From an introduction to twice-exceptionality to deeper dives in a variety of topics, REEL provides resources designed to reveal complicated students as fascinating, high-potential learners.
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Here are some of our available workshops:
What is 2e? Intro for Educators - Understand what 2e is and why supporting 2e students matters. Read about their internal experience and classroom behaviors. Learn top tips and solutions to common challenges.
Is My Student 2e? Learn about common characteristics and behaviors you may notice in your classroom.
We’ve assembled 8 strength-based activities to uncover and tap into the strengths and interests of students.
Research shows that focusing on student strengths, integrating their interests, and developing their talents will energize their motivation, help them to build self-confidence and self-determination, and create authentic ways to build skills even in areas of challenge.
Featured Event Recording
Do you have reluctant writers? You won't want to miss this recorded session featuring renowned expert Dr. Susan Baum and her five strategies for supporting reluctant writers. Chock full of pragmatic and proven techniques, you'll learn why the writing process breaks down for bright students who struggle, how to incorporate students' strengths and interests into pre-writing activities that work, which assistive technology tools scaffold and expand options for "authoring", the inspiration of writing for a purpose, and so much more.
How Public School Districts Can Support 2e Learners - Public schools that support 2e learners shine as beacons of hope for 2e families. They mobilize and encourage their teachers to be their best. They spark their students’ strengths and give them something to reach for. They live and breathe equity.
What to Do? Twice-Exceptional Students and Distance Learning - We’re excited to launch our “Teaching 2e: Supporting 2e Distance Learners” blog series with tips and perspectives on how to successfully work with 2e learners during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Strength-based Learning with Dr. Melanie Hayes - When kids are far from the bell curve in both directions, parents and educators tend to focus on shoring up weaknesses at the expense of bolstering strengths. However, strengths are where 2e kids build energy to face their challenges, boost their self-esteem, and their likely future careers will lie. Focusing on strengths should be a cornerstone of any 2e student’s educational plan.
Living and Learning 2e: Teen Voices
Twice-exceptional students have few forums to express their lived educational experiences. REEL is pleased to launch “Living and Learning 2e,” a new blog and panel series dedicated to giving twice exceptional children, teens, and young adults a place to share their voices.
2e Self Advocacy Panel—Help Your Student Understand Their Brain, and Their Teachers, Too! Helping students know how their brain learns—and how to talk with teachers about how they can modify assignments to fit your learning needs—is one of the most important skills 2e students should develop.