In a previous post, I described how our special needs kids can develop leadership by “mentoring” other students, taking advantage of our kids’ interests and skills to teach others. I recently came across this article from The Reading Teacher (Vol. 67 Issue 8, 2014), written by Megan Kramer. She describes her classroom as a place where students are “experts” and the powerful impact it has upon struggling learners. From kids on the autism spectrum to those with dyslexia, all our students are experts in some area. Let’s provide opportunities for them to shine! If you’re a parent, suggest this idea to your child’s teacher. As Megan notes, it is not difficult to set up and the rewards are huge.