Suzy Pepper Rollins is an author, speaker, and consultant based in Athens, Georgia, who works with schools across North America to create academic success for all students. She is also the founder of Math in the Fast Lane and MyEdExpert.com.
Suzy Pepper Rollins' book is an excellent resource at a time when
teachers are seeing more and more vulnerable students in their
classrooms...helping both veteran and new teachers...[with] data,
strategies, and a clear understanding of the real world struggles
that caring, passionate teachers face every day.
The word 'vulnerable' has been untapped in education and is absolutely brilliant when you think about disengaged learners, at-risk students, or potential drop-outs. These students are not incapable, but vulnerable to our adult-driven educational systems.--Dr. Rick Jetter, educator, national consultant, cofounder of Pushing Boundaries, and author of six books including the highly acclaimed Let Them Speak!
Suzy Pepper Rollins leaves no stone unturned in her quest to help all vulnerable learners. Looking beyond the usual suspects, she has chapters on ELL and gifted students, bringing light to the fact that all groups have learners who are vulnerable. With practical advice and specific strategies, this book shows educators how we can identify and help these children.--Todd Stanley, author of many teacher education books, including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students and Authentic Learning
These uncomplicated strategies tap into learners' prior knowledge with academic-social-emotional connections that promote self-efficacy, practice, feedback, inquiry, and relatability. Learn to diminish vulnerabilities with classroom climates and instructional procedures that prepare and accept all students.--Toby Karten, inclusion consultant, author of more than 30 books and reference guides, including Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs