Teaching Diverse Learners…A World of Different Learners

Nov 13th, 2018 |

In this column on “Teaching Diverse Learners,” I ask the reader to problematize the concept of difference. As practitioners, we rightfully spend a bulk of our time focused on meeting the needs of our students through the implementation of appropriate strategies, and as theorists we aim to understand what works and what does not, and […]

Teaching the Different Learner…What is different?

May 25th, 2018 |

In psychology, we know that it is natural to notice difference, but to judge difference is not natural, it is learned. In his book, Neurotribes—The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (2015), Steve Silberman described two competing perspectives on autism from mid-century research, one from Dr. Hans Asperger, and the other from Dr. […]