Bsd Cover (1)The team that wrote Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture has just launched a new resource: Becoming Self-Determined: New Strategies for a Changing World. It provides timely suggestions for promoting self-determination in the new environment of higher education created by the tumultuous experiences of 2020. You will find practical strategies for promoting self-determination on-line and learn how to promote self-determination in a manner that also addresses social justice and student mental health needs. Although the book and the monograph are targeted toward higher education and include an emphasis on students with disabilities, they are both appropriate for all students, with and without disabilities, and include strategies that are useful in K-12 education as well as higher education.  It is published by the Association for Higher Education and Disability. The cost is $12.00 for AHEAD members and $15.00 for non-members. For a limited time you can purchase both publications, the book and the monograph, for a special promotional price of $30.00! For more information or to purchase, go to If you have questions, just shoot me an email at


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  1. I am so excited to read this text. I have a passion for increasing SD in my pre-service teachers and in younger students with exceptionalities. Thank you for the work that you are doing:)

    • So glad you found this useful. Promoting self-determination for teachers is a passion for us too. Teachers who are more self-determined are more effective in their jobs plus they serve as great role models for students. We would enjoy hearing more about your work!

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