“Krista — Thank you for an absolutely fantastic course. The reading material was outstanding — I printed out all the articles, and a lot of the reference material as well. Your voice, both in the video and in your written asynchronous discussion was wonderful. The personal stories of recovery were compelling and the substantive online discussion amongst participants fostered learning and reinforced hope.
The course was interesting to me professionally as well as personally, because I work in the field of special education and have long been frustrated with the disability labeling because it can be so stigmatizing to children. My teaching philosophy is strength-based and inclusive, but I really think the whole system needs to evolve to a single “neurodiversity” model wherein all children are normalized. I also teach online in the UCLA Teacher Education Program, and I use a learning management system to create socially interactive online courses in the style of a “professional learning community.” The ability to create a quality group process online is hard to find. You not only did it well but did it without a complicated learning management system.
You have really created something special!”
– Denise Herrenbruk