My learning from the inside out began when I was five years old. I got onto the school bus and realized that my brain was different than everybody else's. I began my work on my dissertation by going to the Philippines to work with a group of children there. Through my dissertation, I realized that even though they had attachment injuries, and much trauma in their lives, they were still able to achieve.
203 countries around the world, including Canada, the United States, and the Philippines, have joined a United Nations initiative for education for all.
Heather's work has been a tremendous benefit to our community. Her work has changed how we think about LDs and has expanded our empathy and effectiveness with children who have them. That changed thinking is a powerful agent for social change in our community.
The most important thing I've learned in consultation with Heather is related to planning classroom interventions for children who have challenging behavior. Considering the motivation behind the behavior is an important first step in designing a successful intervention.
Walden's scholar practitioner model has given me the opportunity to not just think nationally, but also think globally about learning from the inside out.