#82 Extraordinary Experiences

Host Lori Boll speaks with Kathi Silva, author of ‘Extraordinary Experiences: Tales of Special Needs Abroad,’ a book about living with special needs as expats. Kathi wrote this book as a way to share stories and help others prepare for adventures overseas while parenting their neurodiverse children.

#81 Changing Perspectives Through Promoting Awareness & Inspiring Empathy

Sam Drazin, Founder and Executive Director of Changing Perspectives, one of SENIA’s sponsor organizations and partners

#80 Making the World More Inclusive One Playground at a Time

G. Cody QJ Goldberg, co-founder and Chief Play Officer of Harper’s Playground which inspires and empowers global communities to build radically inclusive playgrounds.

#79 The 4 A’s of DEIJ

Kevin Simpson, the founder of one of SENIA’s partner organizations, AEILOC, which stands for the Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color.

#78 How Predictable, Shared Routines Create Collective Efficacy

Mitch Weathers, creator of The Organized Binder. Mitch created this binder to empower teachers with a simple but research-backed strategy to teach students executive functioning skills while protecting the time needed for content instruction.

#77 The Importance of Exercise in the Classroom

David Geslak and Amber Pantaleo, Founder and Vice President of Exercise Connection, an organization that uses evidence-based solutions to empower those who support individuals with autism and other disabilities to teach exercise successfully.

#76 Keynote Speaker- Dr. Emily Meadows on LGBTQ+ Policy and Practice

Emily is an LGBTQ+ consultant specialized in international schools. In addition to her doctoral degree, Emily holds master’s degrees in both Sexual Health and Counseling, and has worked as an international school counselor for over a decade

#75 Meet the Host of the “Think Inclusive” Podcast

Tim Villegas who is the director of communications of MCIE or the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education, a nonprofit that envisions a society where neighborhood schools welcome all learners and create the foundation for inclusive communities.

#74 Executive Functioning Challenges: Impact on Students with ADHD & Dyslexia

Helen Trethewey, an experienced inclusion leader with a passion for early identification of children with learning differences.

#73 Supporting our Gifted Learners

Anita Churchville, an educational consultant and founder of the HAGT Learners Collaborative. She currently coordinates the High Ability Program at the American School of Bombay and conducts professional development workshops, courses, and ongoing coaching at a number of private international schools with European and American curricula.