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THE DEAR REEL MODEL: Classroom Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Student Success

Updated: Mar 25

 The DEAR REEL model consists of four lenses:

  • Develop Connection

  • Embrace Flexibility

  • Attend to Strengths

  • Reframe Behaviors

This document walks readers step by step through each lens of the DEAR REEL model. For each lens, you will find: 

  • an overview and definitions; 

  • personal stories and examples; 

  • suggested articles, books, blog posts, podcasts and videos; 

  • additional online resources;

  • detailed lists of practical suggestions by grade level for elementary, middle, and high school.

While this document is intended for educators, parents can also use this document to help them better understand and evaluate school options and environments.

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