Be Who You Are

Self-Reg for parents, photo of man and son sitting on the grass together

In this personal vlog, Susan talks about neurodiversity, “weirdness” and individuality. She explains how her thinking about “normal” has changed and broadened over the years, and also relates an anecdote about a situation where her daughter was quite comfortable with making a choice that worked for her, even though it might have seemed odd to some people.

In this video Susan mentions this TED Talk by Todd Rose, and the book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.

Watch the vlog below or on our YouTube Channel here.

Dr. Susan Hopkins is the Executive Director of Dr. Stuart Shanker's organization, Susan has been a teacher, school administrator, inclusive schooling coordinator, curriculum developer, educational researcher, and educational leader. She has worked in every area of education from the early years to post-secondary, from remote Northern schools to the Department of Education, and across contexts that include Italy and the Northwest Territories.